In the last 4 hours or so I have been thinking about my site in its entirety and more specifically my blog. Where do I want to take it? What’s the point of writing if nobody reads it? Even as I write this post I am having scatter brain. So I figured I would share my thoughts with the world? Or who ever is reading this, if anyone. Here goes…
Thought 1: Should I have blogging schedule?
The more I think about having a blogging scheduling the more I liked the idea of it. I even had specific days planned out, with what type of media I would present. It would look something like this:
Sunday Sketches: I will rename my sketch series to this, as it just makes more sense – I think? Here’s why: Many of my sketches are random and necessarily don’t have to do with UI design, in addition the name “Sunday Sketches” reminded me of being a kid and reading the comics in the Sunday paper, every Sunday Morning when my Dad would come with breakfast.)
Movie Mondays: I would write about the latest movie / TV show I watched the previous week.
Tech Tuesdays: Anything technical – hardware, software, code, etc.
Video Game Wednesdays: Console Games, Mobile Games, Computer games.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – would be left for random posts, future vlog and podcast.
As I do with most of my thinking, I went straight to Google, to see what some “professional bloggers” had to say about having a blogging schedule. And was I glad I did, because here is what I took away from my brief research:
Thought 2: My Blogging Schedule “can be” a disaster
Followers to your blog could get bored with schedule rather quickly and subscribe-ship could drop off- not that I have to worry about that just yet.
I am not getting paid to do this yet* (more about this later – *keyword here is “yet”).
I have got other obligations right now; I am a father, husband and full-time web designer with regular 9-5.
If I did launch a schedule, I didn’t want the responsibility to stick to it, in hopes of not disappointing anyone.
Blogging is fun for me; I didn’t want to turn in something I hate.
I have got too many random thoughts, ideas, feedback, knowledge, etc. that could not adhere to a schedule at this time.
I can go on with the cons to a blogging schedule but I rather not because we still got more to cover.
Thought 3: My Solution to the Blogging Schedule Dilemma
Make blogging goals – instead I came up with personal blogging goals: Try to post a written blog post at least once a week. Sometime in the near future: in addition to the written blog post, I would release at least one vlog post and one podcast to tie it all together (Still need to get some video equipment to complete this task).
With these goals, I hope to gain enough traction in the blogging community, where I can pick up some sponsors and advertisers to turn my hobby into a real career.
In the meantime, I will use traditional affiliate marketing and other methods to get some ROI for doing “this.” And even its, not a success, I still just enjoy doing “it.” – I’m taking about blogging here.