I want to start of this post by thanking the experienced bloggers in this community for offering advice.
I’ve been facing a bit of a dilemma. Since February of this year, I have aggressively sought to beef up my blog. I’ve scheduled at least three posts per day and have reblogged many of the valuable posts that come into my inbox every day from so many of you.
This has resulted in significant growth of the blog and I have met a number of wonderful people. In addition, I believe I’ve been able to help a number of talented authors gain some exposure through interviews. I’ve also tried to share what I’ve learned along this writing journey and my ability to publish seven books in the past 2 1/2 years.
You’ve heard me lament about having a day job (that pays the bills) and how limited my time is. While I’ve been building up this blog and attempting to be super responsive, two things have happened, my writing has suffered as I use up some of the allocated time. Also, I have found myself inundating my followers with many blogged and reblogged posts each day.
With that being said, I am not abandoning this blog at all. Instead, I’m going to be focusing on quality and reducing quantity. To do this (and because I’m a geek) I’m setting up a schedule. That way, if you enjoy certain features of my blog, you can look forward to them on certain days. I’m going to begin this new schedule on Monday, but, beginning tomorrow (Saturday) I will begin posting one quality post per day instead of my normal three.
Other changes that I am making is cutting back on pushing my own work. You won’t see promotional posts from me unless I’m running a giveaway, a new release is coming out, or something special is happening with regard to my writing.
Further, instead of going through all of the blogs that I follow first thing in the morning and reblogging posts in a fury of activity, I’m going to be spreading them out throughout the day.
I’m going to see what these changes do to the metrics of my blog. I suspect that I may even pick up more followers if the quality is there. Here is the schedule that I hope to maintain:
- Monday – Author Interview (20 Questions)
- Tuesday – Book Review (More in-depth than the ones I’ve been posting)
- Wednesday – Author Interview
- Thursday – Writing Tip
- Friday – Author Interview
- Saturday – Serial posting (I already have another one ready to go after Road Kill and I enjoy doing this even though the readership is somewhat low)
- Sunday – Indie Author/Publisher News
I may stick in some jokes here and there, but that is the revised blog posting schedule.
Again, I appreciate your feedback and, based on how this goes, I may adjust the schedule again in the future. The 20 Questions author interviews are currently lined up at a pace of three per week until October. After that, I’ll be coming up with a new way to help my fellow authors.
Thanks again for your help and guidance.