Apologies For Recent Blog Slackitude
Some have noticed my posting rate has dropped recently. Sadly, this has been a relative trend because I was once attempting to churn out three posts a day. In the past two weeks, I’ve struggled to steady at one a day – and this week I’m finally into the danger zone of not even being able to maintain that.
The simple explanation is much outside the blogosphere has taken up my time – the Day Job, two freelance projects, the holidays fast approaching, and writing for the Blog Herald. I haven’t had as much time to just chill out and watch movies, listen to music, or watch enough new fall TV shows to find a replacement for Gilmore Girls.
One thing I’ve learned over the past year is writing can be hard work – and therefore, copious amounts of free time is good for blogging. I wish I had more time to brainstorm blog posts, surf the web aimlessly, find amusing stuff to write about, or stress free time to write. I find it takes about an hour to compose what I would consider a solid post, and lately and those three hours a day every evening for three posts are basically no longer available.
(Perhaps this blog was better – when I was a slacker).
But since I’m definitely not considering quitting the day job to blog full time – the blog takes second seat to that which pays the bills.
I’m also considering that if I don’t have anything original to add to the technology conversation – I may as well stay out. I don’t break any new news or do any reporting. And just by the law of averages, there isn’t a comment-worthy tech event every single day that is worth devoting an entire post to.
But the biggest irony of all this is – traffic once again, up over last month. The blog has nailed 2000+ visitors a day. My PageRank didn’t drop, and I still scratch my head over the ad revenue. Perhaps the adage “less is more” has some truth to it?