Luminary Perspective

March 23, 2006

Blogging too fast?

Filed under: Efficiency, Motivation, Writing & Education — Luke @ 12:48 pm

This blog I am running has been a great success in personal terms. If nothing else, it has built my self-image. I feel more self-aware, and more alive. Over the past month I have developed a number of ideas that are fascinating and new to me. Having them in a solid, tangible form has kept them in my conscious mind longer, more firmly, and more productively. However I do wonder about whether this production rate is possible to maintain indefinately, and am thinking about whether I should perhaps better structure things to make sure my content does not disappoint even if I hit a bad day.

The articles I write (that I am interested in writing) tend to be moderately deep philosophical and technical fare. They are not usually something you can just skim through and understand the first time. I also tend to make them at least a page or two long. But like other writers, my quality level is not constant. It fluctuates, so sometimes you have to read some garbage if you want to read it all.

Another thing is that my interests tend to rotate, possibly not at in sync with a given reader’s. If they don’t change around a bit, I either feel like I am harping on one subject too much, or I find myself running out of ideas. I was at one time more interested in accelerated learning, but this week it has been more spiritual topics. I’ll undoubtedly move back to blogging about accelerated learning, but that could take a bit of time. If you are just interested in accelerated learning, my recent posts will be boring and irrelevant.

A solution might be to maintain multiple blogs. That would let me keep things on topic more, but it could mean perhaps not updating all of them every day. Another alternative is to use the existing “category” feature more rigourously. A better thing might be to put up some static pages containing some of my better content, allowing people who are disappointed with a particular day’s story to go back and read something of more solid value to them.

Any suggestions or comments?

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6 Comments »

  1. no one left you any comments don’t worry i will, cause what you write is sometimes interesting
    peace and chicken grease

    toilken rules (my imagination)

    Comment by hackthrough — March 24, 2006 @ 10:48 am

  2. I think mantaining several blogs would be good, though you wouldn’t have to go completely to specific subjects. You’ve got a lot of content, and people wouldn’t mind going to your different blogs for more of other types.

    Comment by Fyara — March 24, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

  3. @hackthrough – thanks for the comment! I really love Tolkien, I just had this thought about how his moral messages aren’t clear and logical enough. But to be honest, I probably couldn’t do better at writing a moving epic like that. Maybe logical explanations of people’s choices would be too boring.

    @Fyara – thank you for your comment too! I agree, I think I will do the multiple blogs thing. I should probably post at a consistent rate that is slow enough for people to leave plenty of comments. One thing that I just thought of is I can write them in advance and set them to publish in the future. That way I could perhaps keep 5 blogs going at 1 post per day each.

    Comment by Luke — March 25, 2006 @ 1:20 am

  4. No suugestions or comments, just a mention of what I have done. After doing sloppy posts whilst I was learning, I have been back and revised them, deleting some entirely. I do not use the category feature. I mixed amateur philosophy with banal diary at first, but am gradually keeping to the subject more. I had three blogs but only because I not decide on a name. I deleted two. Happy trails. cyquick.wordpress.com

    Comment by kxpc237chq — May 31, 2006 @ 1:20 am

  5. Here is my comment AFTER reading some of your stuff. Comment 4 was BEFORE. I misunderstood. You are actually seriously trying to pull together talent for making success in life. Seems to me you are doing just fine. But why the ambition? What would be wrong with signing on the dole and writing stuff? You are a superb articulator. Cy Quick

    Comment by kxpc237chq — May 31, 2006 @ 5:02 am

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