June 29, 2015
BLOG TALK | ON SLOW BLOGGING AND SCHEDULES.
I've gone through a lot of seasons when it comes to blogging. I have seasons when I'm all gung-ho about blogging, pumping out post after post to fill the month. And then there are the months where I only hear crickets in Blogger. Where I'll have an empty post draft open for a week (or two) and nothing will come to mind.
I can't help but wonder what the best solution is for these seasons for blogging. Do I let them be? Because I know that if I push it, I'll regret forcing myself to blog when I don't want to. But I also know that I work best when I have motivation and encouragement.
With changes a-coming this fall, I've been doing a lot of praying and thinking about what the future of my blog is. I want to say that I'll still have my 3 posts/week schedule, but I don't know if I'll be able to do it all and I don't want to pump out half-hearted posts just for the sake of a post or consistent schedule.
But I don't want to completely quit, either. I've never been a true fan of becoming a blogger who pops in when she wants to. Not because there's anything wrong with that, but part of me oddly feels like I owe my readers and friends consistency. Either that, or I feel like I owe myself that consistency.
I worry that if I slow down completely, I won't ever jump back in.
And I definitely do not feel like stopping altogether is the solution.
So I'm soaking up the concept of slow blogging and trying to define my blogging schedule while keeping myself active and engaged in the blogging world.
What are your thoughts on slow blogging? What do you think is the best schedule for bloggers? Or do you believe in schedules at all?