This happens every now and then. This iteration was brought on by the fabulous Peggy DeKay of The Business Of Writing Today. She gave a talk on self-publishing to the Corydon writers’ group, Quills and Quibble, last night. Her advice on blogs for writers:
- Have one. Check
- Set up an RSS feed so people can subscribe to it. Check
- Post regularly. Check
- Not every day. Ch— Excuse me?
She said posting every day causes reader fatigue. I’m like, “I’m writing the freakin’ stuff! If I ain’t tired, where do they get off bein’ tired?”
But that’s what the lady said.
I know what she means: I subscribe to a world of bloggers, some of whom post every day. And you know what? Some of them I read every post, and some of them I read the ones with the headlines that intrigue me.
So I’m asking again. I enjoy posting every day, but I’m thinking of my subscribers. Would it be better for you if I pare this down to, say, four days a week: Writing Monday, Food Wednesday, Friday Recommends and Sample Sunday? Or are you content to do as I do, and read what you want to read and skip what you don’t want to read?
WRITING PROMPT: Someone tells a character he or she spends too much time with a third person, that the third person will get tired of seeing him or her.