The Problem with Blogging

Did you know, I've been blogging three days a week for over a year now? Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I dedicated myself because I wanted to be a dependable source of information/entertainment/whatever... just dependably here and writing! 

Here's the problem. I don't think the majority of my blog readers have any idea that I have this blogging schedule. And if they do, there's certainly no reason to care about that. I envisioned growth when I decided to blog three days a week. That somehow, this would grow my blogging audience and thus my business. Well, let's be real, my blog readership has been pretty consistently the same this year. And I worry that my blogging has become a crutch... an "I'm doing something productive" crutch.

This doesn't mean I don't want to blog anymore. Far from it. But it means that there are more important areas of my business that I need to be focusing on sometimes. I love blogging. I would blog whether this was business-related or not... as you can probably tell from all my personal posts. But there are too many mornings where I need to work on something and I push it off because it's a blogging day. And that doesn't make sense. 

I'm still trying to figure out how to balance everything. I may be completely wrong about throwing my blogging schedule out the window, and if so I'll hop right back to it. I'm just not sure how important it is and I feel like if I don't know that after a year of working at it, then it's probably not.

So, expect 2-3 posts a week... probably on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays... but maybe not? You might not even notice a difference, but I'm hoping it will be mentally freeing for me to post more organically. And if I start to just get plain lazy about it, I'll just have to bring the schedule back ;)

On another note, I'd like to blog more about books and stories! If you have any books I need to read or ideas for story blogging, let me know! I've been on a non-fiction reading spree lately, and they're not the kind of books that anyone would enjoy reading about. So I need to get back to some good stories!