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emeraldcite
11-23-2005, 08:31 AM
I'm becoming blog obsessed.

Maybe because I'm really putting some effort into it (just a little).

Sometimes, I feel like adding four or five posts a day, but I'm trying to hold back. I want to make sure I can update once a day or every two days. Keep it fresh.

Do you hold back content so that you can keep it going, or do you find that you want to post everything at once?


Also found this interesting article on www.chronicle.com :

Blogging and Academe (http://chronicle.com/jobs/2005/11/2005111401c.htm)

Dawno
11-23-2005, 11:45 AM
I'm becoming blog obsessed. Welcome to the club!:hi:


Maybe because I'm really putting some effort into it (just a little).

Sometimes, I feel like adding four or five posts a day, but I'm trying to hold back. I want to make sure I can update once a day or every two days. Keep it fresh.

Do you hold back content so that you can keep it going, or do you find that you want to post everything at once?

I've done that once or twice. I type it up and save in draft then post the next day. I kinda want folks to read what I post and I write long posts, so a new one pretty much sends the last one way down the page.



Also found this interesting article on www.chronicle.com (http://www.chronicle.com) :

Blogging and Academe (http://chronicle.com/jobs/2005/11/2005111401c.htm)

cool! Thanks for the link.

MacAllister
11-23-2005, 12:50 PM
I keep a folder full of blog ideas and preliminary research. I tend (not always, but often) to post pretty link-heavy pieces, so it's a time-saver to have those things gathered up in advance.

Marilyn Braun
11-24-2005, 04:43 PM
I think I'm also obsessed with blogging, but I just love what I write about so that's probably the reason.

I try to update every other day, but I have about 50 drafts of articles which I don't know exactly how to start, how to end, how to edit...

Sometimes I will write an article and I will have to stop myself from posting it until the next day - just because I want readers to have something to come back for. But it is exciting to me when I write, what I think, is a good article and I hold back on posting it. I just want to share it!

In terms of the size of my posts, I try not to make them too long because I don't think people have the patience to read all the way through - sometimes I find that with myself. So I would rather post 'shorter' articles. My articles might not be considered short to other people who see them on the blog, but I do try to be concise for the most part.

kathompson
11-24-2005, 11:54 PM
I was a bit obsessed at first, but now I blog when I have something to say, whether it's any good or not. I don't tend to write and save blog entries for future posting, but I do spend quite a bit of time mentally blogging--and then promptly forget the Grand Post I was about to make when I sit down at the computer.

But trust me...when I'm driving around town with the top down on my car, I'm blogging some awesome things in my head...

Dawno
11-25-2005, 02:41 AM
Thumper needs a hands free digital recorder for her car :) Of course with the top down you'll have to yell over the sound of the wind and traffic, but what a small sacrifice to make for your blogging audience. :)