You may have noticed that the blog has been a bit quiet in the last week or two. I apologise for this – with illness in the family, I’ve had other things on my mind.
Today I’ve felt up to being a real person. I’ve cooked tonnes of food (to curb the ridiculous-food-eating that happens when you’re snowed under), and exercised, and done dishes and washing, and now I’m tending to this poor, neglected blog.
This has made me think about the advice I’ve heard from multiple bloggers that I sometimes follow, but mainly don’t: build up a back-log of posts.
If you’re a baby blogger, this is possibly the best piece of advice you can get to help the longevity of your blog. The oft-repeated (probably true) piece of expertise says that blogs that are regularly updated are those that are the most successful. While I don’t think it’s as direly important since most people source content via some kind of RSS reader, I do think that there’s a bit of truth to it. I find that my content is better when I’m posting more often – it’s got something to do with being in the groove, or something. It’s nice to have your readers feeling like you’re a friend they check it with regularly. At least, that’s the feeling I get from being on the reading side of my own favourite blogs.
It’s times like these, when I’m feeling pretty generally overwhelmed by life, that I wish I’d consistently taken the advice about stockpiling posts. If I had, I’d have something to give you all, despite being away from the blog, or not able to think about writing.
To Do: Harness inner squirrel.