Today’s ‘Quick Update’ is coming to you late, and rushed.
So I’ve been doing some thinking. I’ve been blogging every Monday and Friday consistently for the last 3 or so months. I’ve accumulated over 20 unique posts spanning 3 (and growing) categories. I want to switch things up a bit.
So what’s new?
Honestly, I’m not entirely sure. I’m still thinking that through entirely. I do know that I need to tone down the amount of posts I send out, and increase the amount of marketing I do. So far, I’ve decided that it makes more sense for me to post once a week (instead of twice) while using that remaining day to focus on marketing and getting involved in the blogging community.
I’m making this change for two main reasons:
- I’m getting overwhelmed. In addition to working a full time job, balancing my personal life, my relationship, adulting, and all the other stress- generating points of my life; this blog has taken a backseat.
- I really (REALLY) want this blog to succeed. I began it at the start of 2019 and it has, and will continue to be my personal project. Whether it be a cathartic experience for me to vent or an educational experience for my community, I need this blog to succeed. With that said, it isn’t going to grow itself. I want to thank the few people that have stopped by or commented, but I feel it’s time to put some effort into growing. I have plenty of content built up and at this point it’s only logical that I deviate SOME effort into marketing.
Makes sense, what’s the new schedule?
Right now, I think I’m going to keep Monday as the post day and Friday as the marketing day. Obviously things go on behind the scenes, but I haven’t really sat down on a scheduled day and really dug into the marketing aspect of running a blog. This new schedule will give me the freedom and flexibility to do that without feeling obligated to get a post up. I am a very routine person and my weekly schedule reflects that. Swapping up my “blogging” time on Friday with “marketing” time allows me to stay structured and focus on my top priority: creating a worthwhile blog to read and a worthwhile community to be a part of.
I hope this all makes sense. I am looking forward to this transition and I’m certain it will benefit the blog. Stay tuned and I’ll see you next Monday.