weekly, on sunday afternoon

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In 2004, when I first started blogging, the people I followed (Jenn, Lacroix, Raymond, Jen) posted* between 1 and 3 times a day. Over the years, I’ve seen novice bloggers start with the enthusiasm of daily posting then watched that proliferation fade with one or more of these symptoms:

  • not posting every day, sporadically missing a days
  • posting every other day
  • posting a couple of times a week
  • taking a break from posting for a while – a week, 2 weeks, a month, a season….
  • posting once a week on a pre-arranged day – Darlings I’ll post on Sunday…
  • deleting or ‘hiding’ the blog
  • dropping one blog and moving onto another or rebranding the blog with a new name and theme
  • stop posting altogether

Green post boxRaymond is the only blogger that I followed in 2004 who persistently, reliably, posts once a day. Most bloggers seemed to stop posting within 3 or 4 years of starting.  Sunday afternoon posting won’t be a reality for me while I keep recieving encouraging personal emails

* Posting is not a euphemism for any other activity. No, definitiely not, I can’t protest enough that this post should be read at face value without drawing analogies between posting and any other activities
PS 198 word post before the PS
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9 bits of lovely banter on “weekly, on sunday afternoon”

  1. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Alas, that was me. Every time I think of restarting I read blogs like your’s and Raymond’s and feel wholly inadequate when I compare my writing with yours.

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    wendy writes

    If you’ve got something to say, just do it, like walking – if the child stopped having a go because other people did it better, we’d all be wriggling on our tummies now! Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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  2. Scarlet writes:

    Oh this made me laugh! For a variety of reasons but mostly because I started a new blog that is exactly the same as my old blog!
    Please don’t stop blogging, Wendy.
    Sx

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    wendy writes

    Ms S your new blog looking exactly like your old blog always baffled me. I suspected some cunning plan. I still do 🙂

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  3. nick writes:

    When I discovered blogging 4½ years ago I thought I would probably either tire of it or run out of things to say in a few months. But strangely enough week after week the ideas keep bubbling up and I still enjoy airing my quirky ideas and reading all the subsequent comments. I have to say I find blogging a lot more mentally stimulating than a lot of the offline face-to-face conversations I have. Some people are so boring I want to shoot myself.

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    wendy writes

    that sounds familiar, I’ve found some very special and extra-ordinary people by meeting people who’s blogs I admire

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  4. Brian writes:

    Sometimes someone follows me on Twitter and out of curiosity I look at their blog. Several times I found a sort of ghost town of a blog, with only one or two posts that were put up several years ago.

    But it’s more for my own case that your post really touched a nerve, I skipped the month of August entirely (not that I ever expected to post every day). Part of it is just that life intervenes sometimes, and part is that I have been working on a separate more specialized blog as well. But I’d still like to keep the original miscellaneous pot-pourri-style blog going, just because.

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  5. wendy writes:

    Brian, your pot-pourri style blog is one that I enjoy reading. I drop by once a month or so, somehow that feels just right.

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    Brian writes

    Thanks for helping nudge me into finally starting it.

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