The Frequency of My Rambling is Proportionate to…

One question that I have faced since I started blogging is, “How often should I post?” It is a fine line to walk. Do it too much and you risk oversaturation…too little and you risk being out of sight, out of mind. So what is a blogger to do?

When I worked out on a regular basis, I blogged every day once I was done exercising. Even then, after weeks of doing the same DVDs over and over, I got bored when it came to writing about them. How many new things could I say about the same exercises?

Then there is my wing chun training, but more often than not I can run out of things to say there too. Lately the only time I write about wing chun is when I have a revelation on how to improve my skill level, but that doesn’t happen every time I go.

I post about stories I’m writing, but I’m limited with what I can post on this topic too. We are all familiar with “spoilers.” On top of that, what incentive would you have to go out and BUY something I wrote if you can read about it here for free?

Sometimes I write (in a VERY limited capacity) about things going on in my personal life. However, I don’t believe in exposing all my demons here. I don’t want to give the internet trolls too much to feast on.

So where does this leave me? Well, I still don’t have a clear-cut answer. However, I will share this: I always keep a list of topics that I want to discuss on here. As of this writing, that list has about four topics on it. At one point it was down to three. Then I thought of two more; it jumped to five. I wrote and posted one of those; now we are down to four again. Over time I realize the list of potential topics never gets lower than three. So I guess I will use that as the number of times I should post per week.

So I have settled on the number, but now how do I determine WHEN? Well, that is a little easier: I think every other day sounds good, starting with Sunday…since that is the day I usually find myself sitting around doing nothing. Therefore, the posting schedule going forward will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, with rare exceptions. (EXAMPLE: I wound up getting away with a post on Thanksgiving, but I probably won’t on Christmas Day.)

I look forward to sharing more with you on a regular basis.

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About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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