We spoke the other day about the frequency of publishing new blog posts, and how I’ve settled on 2.79 days. Well, rounded up to 3 days.
One thing I like about writing and scheduling blog posts in advance is the freedom and flexibility it gives.
I don’t sit down every three days to write a new post then immediately publish.
Instead I write as and when I feel like it and have some free time, then schedule the post for three days ahead of the last one already scheduled.
However, when I write a new post it’s usually something I’m very interested in and passionate about at the time of writing.
When I come to schedule it, I can either add to the end of the queue, or make it the next post to publish.
But adding to the end means by the time it’s published – sometimes up to two or three weeks away – I’ve lost a little enthusiasm about the topic, or something has evolved which means it’s not as relevant or accurate anymore.
If I make it the next post to publish, it means I have to shuffle around the publishing dates of one or more of the other scheduled posts, which only takes a few seconds but is just a bit annoying.
Because of this, I have a couple of posts lined up that I wrote weeks ago that keep getting pushed back, poor lambs.
So, to clear the backlog (I currently have six scheduled and 50+ in draft), and as a little experiment (which I like to do here on 35hunter and in life in general), I’m going to publish a new post every day for seven days, starting with this one.
I’m curious to see how this impacts the conversations here, and how it feels, at least fleetingly, to be a daily publisher.
Please let me know how you feel about this as the week unfolds in the comments below, I’d love your feedback.
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