I’m almost to the end of my third week and I think it’s time for me to alter my course a bit. Learning and building were the most important goals I set out. Unfortunately, since I love writing, writing quality blog posts matters to me. They don’t have to be perfect, but I don’t just dash out my feelings for the day and move on. I want each blog post to provide some insight or piece of knowledge to whoever reads it. Basically, I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I respect everyone’s time and if they choose to read a blog post I wrote, I want to make a good effort to ensure that they don’t feel that I wasted time they could have spent much more productively elsewhere.
So, where am I going with this? Simple. I was a bit too ambitious with the blog post a day goal. I’m getting out a blog post a day, but it’s taking more effort than I wanted to expend in that direction. I have a lot of ruminations that I find interesting, but that are either quite difficult to articulate in a concise, cogent manner or are just not relevant to very many people. So, I spend a lot of time tossing out ideas and digging for better ones. That time could be better spent learning.
I contemplated cutting down to 5 days a week and leaving the weekends free, but I thought that I really needed to ditch at least half the articles. That way I would easily be able to find good topics to write about and leave a lot more time to work on courses and building a product. So, that leaves me at my new writing schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For the foreseeable future I’ll only be writing 3 times a week. Talk to you all again Monday