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A Big Blogging Schedule Change Always Feels Weird

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My blogging schedule changed a few weeks back. The past few Saturdays, I got up and started my day without having a blog post to write.

I’m still trying to get used to my blogging schedule changes.

A few weeks back, I dropped Saturday and Sunday from my regular posting schedule. You may not think that’s a big deal.

But you have to keep in mind that I posted seven days a week for six-and-a-half years. Every…single…day.

I do believe that it’s important to have a regular posting schedule. Consistency is critical because it helps your audience know when to expect new content.

The reason for the change was simple: June and July have been rough months for me. I’ve had lots of schedule changes at the real job that have thrown my sleep schedule for a loop. With more and more pressure in trying to keep up, posting daily became more and more of a daunting task.

I tried my best to make sure every post I write is solid. I try to be informative or at least entertaining — if I can’t be both at the same time.

But I was afraid I was approaching a point where I wouldn’t be able to keep up my part of the bargain here. I didn’t want to crank out material that I didn’t have sufficient time to write. I knew that sooner or later if that happened, you’d notice.

By dropping two of the seven days of the week, I cut the blogging workload by nearly 30 percent.

So when I have a crazy week, I have the weekends not only to recover without the added pressure of posting for those days but also the extra time to prepare for the week ahead.

This post, for example, is being written on a Sunday a week ahead of when it actually publishes. In all honesty, it’s been a while since I felt like I had that kind of time on my hands to write.

It feels good.

Even if it feels weird because I’m still not used to this new blogging schedule just yet.

I’ll get there. And I know it’ll take me much longer to reach that point than it would ever take you.

But for now, I’ll just have to shake off that weird feeling in favor of using that time to write better posts.

Thank you, as always, for coming along for the ride!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.