My New Test For Blogging

My New Test For Blogging

I’ll try and keep this short: I get a lot of ideas for posts over the course of the day. Some of them are pretty involved, but some are just thoughts that I’d like to write down and/or get people to comment on.

I’ve got a weekly schedule, three days a week, released at 10AM. I’ve been hesitant to throw in these smaller twig-posts for two reasons:

  1. I don’t want to overload people with multiple posts per day, partly because it ends up being spam, and partly because I’m afraid it might dilute the reliability of my three day 10 AM schedule in people’s eyes.
  2. I don’t want to include Tuesday and Thursday in my usual rotation because I feel I regularly have enough content for three days, but not enough for five. Plus, a lot of these posts (like this one!) aren’t feature-length.

So in talking with Pete of Dragonchasers fame, I stream-of-consciousness’d an idea that goes a little something like this:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posts will remain scheduled for 10 AM. These will invariably be the “featured posts”: the over-wrought, long-form posts people love. They’ll be under the FEATURED category, and I’ve enabled the rotating billboard at the top to display FEATURED posts.
  • Other posts will be categorized as appropriate, and can show up whenever. They’ll be presented in your RSS reader, but I’m looking to get feedback if multiple posts per day, with no set schedule or warning, is going to be annoying if they’re being advertised through social media.

Other ideas are to take up a side-bucket like Anook where I can post these one-offs, but I’m keeping that as a last resort option. Blogging here on an independent platform allows for the greatest reach with the fewest barriers to distribution, which makes it the best option.

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