Timeliness is Everything When Blogging
I find this is somewhat funny as this blog post has been sitting in my drafts list for over 3 years now, when I first started trying to blog in 2006. I started out with a flurry of posts and then only had a single post up in the next 3 years!
Here is the post as is seeing that the two points that were typed out still apply today. I must have had some other points to make that have been long forgotten which I suppose demonstrates the importance of timeliness!
Cang and I had an abbreviated conversation about blogging the other night. I figure I’d finish the conversation here.
He thought I was posting way too frequently. Cang‘s posts are much more deliberate and are fewer and far between. I also think the content has somewhat of a greater value when compared to mine.
I agree with Cang the frequency of my posts (almost 1 per day) are ultimately not sustainable but there is a method to my madness.
First off, I’m trying to get in the habit of posting things in a timely fashion. If you wait too long, whatever you were planning to write about may no longer be relevant or as news breaking. You’ll also start to lose details of your experience or the thoughts in your head, even if you originally took notes.
I’m also throwing stuff up on the wall and seeing what sticks. Sure, one of the goals is to blog about client-side development, something that I still need to get to, but what other things from my daily happenings are people interested in reading about?
Now these things apply specifically to my blog and my goals for it. If your blog is your diary, by all means, keep posting anything you want. If you want your blog to be a specific knowledge resource, yes, keep the posts limited but high in content value.