January 26, 2009

Time is Flying By

I just realized that my 300th post was the other day. So much for tracking milestones. I never would have thought I would be doing this that long, or get here this fast:

  • 1st Post 06/28/08
  • 100th Post 10/20/08 - 115 days later (9,936,000 seconds)
  • 200th Post 12/09/08 - 51 days later (73,440 minutes)
  • 300th Post 01/23/09 - 46 days later (1104 hours)
Things cannot keep accelerating, or I will be posting non stop. I have this mental image of the Matrix, when the characters are moving so fast you have to show them going slow. But I would need to hire a special effects crew to make that happen.

The interesting thing is not that I necessarily more to say, as much as it is that I am more comfortable saying it. When I started I was posting once every three days. Now, I can post 3 in a day, although I do not do that often (I find three a day's tiring).

My questions for those of you who blog (and my answers):

  • Have you reached an optimal posting level? (two a day seems most comfortable, but I often only do one)
  • How long did it take you to get there? (a little over three months into my blogging)
  • Did you dial it back from your highest posting speed? (not really)
Given my current production rate, I will probably be noting (at least in my mind) the -ennial posts every 45 to 60 days, 6 to 8 times a year, pacing which would have made me nervous six months ago.

But given I usually have nothing to say other than my faith walk, I should have no problem saying so much. I will never tire about talking about God, about sharing my walk with Jesus. And I find it amazing that He gives me the opportunity to do so.


Shane Vander Hart said...

I usually post 1-2 times a day, depending on how long my posts are. I've posted as much as five times a day before, but that doesn't happen very often.

My posting went down when I started doing the "Twenty Items of Interest" posts so I wasn't doing a bunch of individual posts on interesting links I found.

My blog reached 1000 a week and a half ago, but some of that is due to incorporating my podcast into it. I also have some contributors (though none of them have posted this month). I've been blogging for over two years now.

I find my blogging goes in spurts, there are times of natural slow down (when you are incredibly busy), and I pick up when my schedule is light and/or there is a lot to blog on.

But if you don't have anything to say - then don't blog. I decided I'd rather go with quality posts than quantity.

Andy C said...

Good advice. Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.