Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blog Structuring

I've been consistently blogging for almost two years now.  Up to this point, I've just sort of gone with whatever came up.  If I had an idea that caught my fancy, I'd blog about it.  This usually worked well, but there were times I found myself without an idea and a blogging deadline fast approaching.  I thought out little in advance since I figured I was a writer, and I should just let things flow.

However, I decided recently that that needed to change.  In order to create a better blog, I need not just consistency in posting, but also in what topics appear.  The willy-nilly approach dances all over the place, leaving the reader to wonder if they'll get a post about interaction between my Muse and I, or whether I'll just put up a chapter from one of my novels.  It seemed a bit haphazard, which is why I've decided to alter things.

I post three times each week, and I'm going to try to make one post each week be about the business of writing, one post be about how to write, and one post be either a creative story of some kind or about blogging.  Yes, there will be a few variations as relevant news breaks, but I think the new structure will provide predictability so folks know what they're in for.  I'll start this new structure the week following New Year's, and I'll do it for the entire month.  At the end of the month, I'll evaluate it and see if it makes sense to continue.

(A purpose to each day)


  1. Well done. Even posting once a week consistently would be a good move, which is something I'm going to try and do on my personal writing blog. Best wishes and I can't wait for your writing!

    1. Dan, I'm hoping I'm disciplined enough to stick with it. :-P