This post is tough to write and yet very liberating at the same time. I have been blogging everyday (I miss some days) for 10 months now. I have been working on gaining a community as well as being apart of other communities. Inside of this process I have interacted with many of you on twitter as well as on your blog. It has been a great time, but to be honest, has overtaken my life and become my idol.
I never meant to let it run me, or for that matter hold my emotions and happiness. But it has taken over my life and has moved my emotional happiness up and down. Mainly, my love/hate relationship with this blog is stealing a piece of who I am everyday. Its not that I do not enjoy writing and being apart of a community. I have really enjoyed the process and all the interaction we have had over time. What I do know is that it is taking away from my time and energy.
I have decided to change things up a bit and slow down in my posting. I know this will hurt my numbers and stats, and therefore will hurt me personally. I like to be able to have a measurement for how effective things are. I would be lying if I told you that I did not check my blog stats or that I do not care about them. I do, and I often can let them dictate my emotion on how “effective” I feel like I was that day. But to be even more honest, I was getting so caught up in maintaining my blog stats that I was putting crap out there just to have content out there.
The new schedule that I am looking to set up is a every other day type posting style. This is subject to change and could go all over the place. My hope is that I will be able to cut back from all the BS that I was writing and focus in on great subject material as well as other projects and ideas that I am working on.
Thanks for being an awesome community and I hope that we can continue to walk through life together here on the blogs and in person. Looking forward to another season of life and blogging. Oh ya, and watch for a new name and blog title coming soon.
Have you ever thought about your blogging strategy and its effectiveness?