Recently I talked about the new routines we’re trying to find, with the kids back to school for the first time in some five months, my wife returning to work, and me on an ever evolving part-office part-home work schedule.
Another factor is finding new rhythms to write for 35hunter.
It’s early days, and I do have a new regular two hour slot on Wednesday when my son is at gym, but otherwise it’s still a little hand to mouth with the blogging currently.
One thing I don’t like is making less time for responding to comments, and feeling I’m getting behind.
Ideally I would like to reply to comments the same day or the next, to keep the conversations fresh and flowing.
This is a major part of blogging for me, connecting with others who share interests and ideas, rather than some one way vanity project or showcase for my photographs, writing, or both.
At this stage I want to continue to post every 48 hours, as I’m certainly not short of ideas, with 187 drafts and counting in WordPress.
I just need to find my routines again.
But I want to prioritise the replies more, and if that ultimately means writing fewer new posts, then so be it.
How about you? If you’re a blogger, how much time do you spend on writing and publishing versus replying to comments?
As a reader, what are your expectations of the author when you leave a comment on a blog?
Please let us know in the comments below (and don’t forget to tick the “Notify me of new comments via email” box to follow the conversation).
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