After skyping with Liz Strauss at Successful Blogger, reading The Pressures of Blogging Consistently by Nate Whitehill and analyzing this outstanding post on building blog traffic by John Wesley (Man, that was good post John!), I have decided to take this blog in a slightly different direction.
It won’t be a 180-degree turn, maybe a 30-degree turn. I haven’t been happy with this blog for the last two months. The posts aren’t what I expect from myself; they’re forced.
While traffic and subscribers have grown, I don’t feel the current direction is serving you.
So here’s the deal…
I prefer to write long essay type posts, but they take an inordinate amount of time to write well. Paul Graham spends 40-80 hours writing his essays and it shows and I aspire to write as well as Paul. But I’ll never do it trying to pound out one or two essays a week. I just don’t have the time to do it right. Well… I do, but I am unwilling to sacrifice my time with my wife and kids and I have little desire to quit my job – some cool innovative things are happening at work.
So I am going to post essay posts only when I know they are ready. You may only see one essay post every two weeks – maybe longer – it just depends.
In between essay posts, you will get links to other posts and content I hope you will find thought provoking and interesting, adding a paragraph or two of review and commentary.
Let me know what you think of the change. Are you willing to wait if the quality increases?
Blogger Call Out!
Leo at Zen Habits and Wendy at emoms… I don’t know how you keep up your level of activity. I’d like to know how you balance home, work, and blogging. Will you share? Leo… Do you still have a full-time job?