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I warn you in advance, this blog post is going to be potentially dull, because it’s about blog posting. How often should I post? What should I say? And how much is too much?
How often should I post?
I have given up posting regularly to my blog. Yes, yes, I know, I’m a bad author. I should be posting regularly—I know I should. But I decided some time ago that I physically couldn’t do it. I work full time and run my own business, and then there’s all the writing stuff.
Mum, wife, daughter. It’s hectic.
So I decided to cut myself some slack and prioritise. I’m sorry, blogging world. Attending my child’s school assembly every week is more important than posting to my blog.
But I do post regularly to other blogs. Like this one. Thanks to ACW I get to have a voice, at least once a month.
What should I say?
There have been times when revising a post that I’ve thought, that’s just plain boring. Hey, you might be thinking that now! Worse than these times are the instances where I’ve thought my posts have been on the verge of unreadable—mostly because it’s a mish-mash of thoughts I’ve jotted down on screen.
It makes sense to me, but probably not to anyone else. So, some time ago, I decided all my posts need a look over, just like my manuscripts. I also decided that it didn’t make any difference if I was mainstream, off-centre, or plain controversial in what I said—so long as it was edited, it was worthy.
How much is too much?
If I was bored with my posts, everyone else would have been too. So I stopped posting unless I had something thought-provoking, or interesting to say (please note—this may not be one of those times, but there are always exceptions when it comes to dullness).
I would rather have fewer, more interesting posts, than a whole lot of mediocre ones - at least, that is my future goal.
And on that note I leave you with this visual. Was your eye drawn to the post with the star? That basically says it all.
Back to Resolution won the Bookseller’s Choice award at the 2012 CALEB Awards, while A New Resolution won the 2013 CALEB Prize for Fiction. She has also released The Greenfield Legacy, a collaborative novel, written in conjunction with three other outstanding Australian authors, and has recently released the standalone novel, Ehvah After.
Her novels are inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women. Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband and son.
Visit Rose at: https://rosedee.com/