Another Post about Posting

At the risk of being a little too "meta" in my posting, one result of trying to post every day in November is thinking a lot about what to post and perhaps thinking even more about how I do that. Phew..

If I’m lucky, something will cross my path that immediately signals itself as a potential blog post. More often than not though, I sit in front of my editor blankly waiting for something to trickle down through my fingertips. Something that continually frustrates me is that my mind is constantly zipping back and forth between entirely different things. I’m notoriously scatterbrained in my interests (hence the title of my blog). So one day it might be tech-related, another time photo related, or writing related or family related or… well, you get the picture.

I do jot down notes on occasion but far less often that I’d like to. I marvel sometimes at bloggers who consistently write quality posts on a single focused topic. Is it that they have bucket loads of material just waiting in the wings? Or do they generate things on a daily basis? Even more, do they have varied interests like I do and just choose not to post on those ‘other’ things?

I’m going to shift over to the new Blogger engine in the next little while (after I back up this monstrosity – thanks Omegamom for the info) and suffice it to say, the new post labeling (categories to most folks) feature will be put to good use. It will go some way to alleviate the guilt I feel about people reading a good post about Linux one day and then coming back to find a post about parenting or photography the next. I’m sure the format of this blog has not lent itself well to building subscriptions. Maybe that will change. Maybe not.

Anyway, if you’d like to share your posting methodology, do so in the comments to this post or blog about it yourself and link back here so I can find it.

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4 Responses to “Another Post about Posting”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hmm. Your posting methods sound suspiciously like mine. I feel like I have some form of posting ADD- thankfully, my readers don’t seem to mind.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. 🙂 So much so I am bookmarking you, I’ll be back!

    Re the blogging, my blog isn’t just one theme or topic, but I find I actually have to stop myself blogging too much, and I keep a little text file with stuff I want to blog later so I don’t forget it. I think one thing that makes it easier for me is, I don’t just limit myself to words – if I have a picture I’ll just post that and blog about it, or it might be a link to something, or funny you tube stuff you can embed into the page.

    You just have to find your audience. It’s out there. Nablopomo is probably bringing it to your door, like it did me. 😉

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. 🙂 So much so I am bookmarking you, I’ll be back!

    Re the blogging, my blog isn’t just one theme or topic, but I find I actually have to stop myself blogging too much, and I keep a little text file with stuff I want to blog later so I don’t forget it. I think one thing that makes it easier for me is, I don’t just limit myself to words – if I have a picture I’ll just post that and blog about it, or it might be a link to something, or funny you tube stuff you can embed into the page.

    You just have to find your audience. It’s out there. Nablopomo is probably bringing it to your door, like it did me. 😉

  4. Kate Says:

    Hmm. Y’know, Richard, I happen to enjoy “non-focused” blogs much more than “focused” blogs. Though I will admit that “focused” blogs are much more useful for finding that little bit of code that solves the problem that’s been plagueing you for days on end! 😉

    Let me know how your switch to BloggerBeta goes. I still haven’t been able to get my blog switched over. And enjoy the backup system–it’s amazingly quick & easy.

    Anyway, keep on posting whatever strikes your fancy. I apologize for not visiting in forever!

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