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Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Looking Forward

I have some major changes planned for the blog, some of which I have already begun to implement. One thing that some may have noticed: my posting schedule. I used to make sure I had at least one post every day, if not more than one. If I knew I would be too busy with other things for a couple days, I wrote multiple posts and scheduled them in advance. I felt a bit overworked and thought about giving up a couple times, but the epiphany came a few weeks ago, when the great blog list appeared. It turns out that very few bloggers were keeping that kind of posting schedule; the vast majority only post a couple times a week. So why am I driving myself crazy?

That kind of posting schedule also interfered with long-term projects. Why haven’t I done the ezine I promised? Why is Liber Zero so far behind schedule? Several reasons for each, but certainly one big reason is too much work on the blog itself.

Linked to that is another decision to handle my creative content differently. A blog, I’ve decided, is a terrible way to distribute creative content, for many reasons. A better plan would be to use blog posts to announce links to completed material. That, right there, will bring my posting frequency under control.

To be clear, I’m not giving up blogging, nor am I giving up creating monsters, classes, maps, or other material. I’m just going to move the creative content into Google Drive or Dropbox and restrict my blog posts to commentary on my own work or on other RPG topics.

I think this will improve my blog 100%.

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  1. I think you're on the right track. I've maintained the daily posting in the past & it can wear you out. I sort of just go with the flow & post when the mood hits. I do get in the mood to hit it pretty frequently at times. If it just happens then it will usually be "better" and more personally satisfying. If you try to force it then it ends up being work instead of fun. At least that's my take on it.

  2. I had a similar epiphany this year. I'm still trying to work out where my balance should be. I find that when I don't hold myself to a strict & frequent schedule, I don't blog at all more often than not.

    None the less, I think it's the right track. Larger projects are more important, and more valuable, than blog updates.

  3. Sounds right. But I am glad you will still be blogging regularly. Thanks

  4. I love reading your blog but I can keep up with less blog posts more easily. And as the others said: bigger projects are (potentially) more valuable.