Saturday, January 3, 2009

Don't set yourself up for failure

There is no point in announcing on your website or blog page that you are going to post daily or weekly if you are not going to do it. Who are you really talking to when you make a resolution like that anyway? Just to yourself. When it comes to promises to yourself, it is wiser to record them in your private journal, or to make a commitment to a close friend who is also writing a blog and wants to make a similar commitment re: deadlines.

Just post when you feel like it. You are not a national media outlet with thousands of readers, and unless you work for one (i.e., are getting paid to write blogs), you don't have to post with any particular regularity.

Let your blog remain something you want to do. If you want to post twice in one day, go ahead. If you don't get around to writing a new post for a month, who cares? The fact is that there is already way too much information on the Internet: if you post only semi-occasionally, your followers are more likely to look forward to reading what you have to say than if you post every day, or even every week.

1 comment:

  1. Great advice. I agree if you're going to make that kind of commitment, keep it to yourself.