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This is blog post #3,500; I've been writing over almost eleven years. I thought worthwhile to talk about how I blog now.
- I try to keep several blog posts written and scheduled for publication. Right now my goal is six scheduled posts at any given time. Just because I try to publish something every day, it doesn't mean I write something new every day.
- I treat the week as the basic measure of time. I tend to post heavy or controversial works early in the week. I post follow-up or supporting information mid week. And lighter items, including quotations and happy thoughts later in the week.
- I publish scheduled items at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time (sometimes later on the weekend) to be fresh for morning and lunch readers.
- If I'm included the UUWorld.org blog round up (hi Heather Christensen!), I usually get a bump in traffic over the weekend so I'm not prone to start a heavy new subject.
- Controversial items do bring traffic, but I won't bait readers by saying something I can't defend. (That doesn't mean I'll open debates, though. They're rarely productive.)
- Theological topics, I've learned, take tons of time to do correctly and get little attention.
- If you want me to write on a subject, or focus on a theme, comment. I try to respond to commentators' requests and interests.
- I tend to blog one or two overlapping themes.
- I block out text-heavy blog posts, this one included, using my phone to dictate through the WordPress phone app. I copy edit and add links later. Saves the wrists, you know.
- I promote the more substantial blog posts and resources on Facebook and Twitter.
- I do have an editorial style, though so far unwritten. (No, I won't refer to you by "the Rev." but I will refer to you as a minister on first reference if it's applicable, for instance.)
- Growing edge? More images and charts.