I’m finally here at the computer to write a post (not that I haven’t been at my computer all week for various reasons, just not this reason), and I have so many different things that I intended to write about that I don’t know where to start or which one to choose. I thought about doing a “Sunday Stitch’n’Gab” type of post every week, with all the little things in it that wouldn’t make up a whole post on their own, but then I remembered that that’s why I created the “Scraps” over there on the right: so that little things can go in there as they happen. You can see I’ve done so well with that.
Another thing I did a couple of times was the Thursday Thirteen. I thought it would prompt at least that one post per week, and some of the lists might be interesting or encourage some fun thought processes and conversations through comments. Problem is, I don’t always worry about what day it is around here. If I don’t have to leave the house and it’s not a weekend (when ITMan is around all day, so it’s obviously either Saturday or Sunday), I don’t necessarily pay attention to the fact that it’s a certain day and I should be doing a certain something. Thursday Thirteen ends up being done on Friday, or worse, Monday the next week!
If there was a way to transfer my thoughts directly to the “Write Post” box on the screen…you’d be seeing new posts daily or more often even.
As I’ve said before, maybe I’m just not a very good blogger. I think about writing sometimes, and if it’s a subject that’s long and I don’t have time to really get it all down right then, I just don’t even start. Yeah, I know, that’s what the “draft” feature is for, right? Start something, save it, come back to it later. I don’t do that much, and when I do, those drafts seem to sit there forever and I never post them up, which says to me that it wasn’t important anyway. If it’s something I really want to say, I want to say it now and get it done, not save it as a draft and finish it later. Of course, sometimes I wish I’d made drafts, because as soon as I click “Publish,” nine times out of ten I go back and immediately edit anyway. Just a word or two here and there, but it’s still a little silly to do it that way when there’s a perfectly good draft feature in WordPress.
Then there are times when I think about things I’d like to write, but my hands are busy doing something else, and I don’t stop to blog about whatever it is. Then later, I’ve forgotten all the words and phrases that I’d so carefully crafted in my brain while my hands were busy. If there was a way to transfer my thoughts directly to the “Write Post” box on the screen, bypassing the keyboard, I’d be in business, and you’d be seeing new posts daily or more often even. Of course, there would have to be a way to turn that off, since you might not want to see ALL my thoughts on the screen. That would be scary!
I also don’t want to get into the situation where I feel the need to post something just because I haven’t in a few days. If I feel I have to, or guilty because I haven’t, then I know I won’t want to do it at all. Blogging is supposed to be fun, right? How do you all handle these issues? Do you post on a regular schedule? Do you expect to see regular postings from the bloggers you read? Do you read bloggers who post nothing for a week, then belt out three or four posts in a day? Do you like regular repeat posts, like a “Sunday Roast” or “Thursday Thirteen?” Talk to me, people.