Finding a Blog Pace

by vernsanders on August 30, 2011

My friend DJ Chuang recently wrote a post entitled Recalibrating my blogging pace. You can read the whole post here, but the following is what struck me:

Summer wraps up its hey days. September comes around to launch a new school year. Setting the pace of life back to that normal routine for 9 months.

Now I find myself blogging at a different pace: it’s looking like once or twice a week for this season of life. In the past, The pace I liked to have for my blogging is 2 to 3 posts per week.

(What is a good rhythm of blogging? As a point of reference, I typically advise people to not start blogging if s/he cannot make a blog post at least once a week. I know there are people out there more in the professional blogging realm that blog every weekday in a very disciplined manner. For business- and goal-oriented people, that’s a good thing to do.)

I’m fond of saying “times and seasons,” and for me the blogging pace has slowed considerably. No, I’m not going away, and I still have lots to write about, even after well over two years of posts. But I am at one of those points, as a “business-oriented people” in DJ’s words, where there is way too much to do, and not enough help to do it, so some of the blogging deadlines have gotten missed.

Perhaps you all didn’t notice (or didn’t care), but I ended up taking most of July off from the old dotdotdot, and it proved to be a much-needed sabbatical. During that time, we launched a new website dedicated completely to the 101 Great Choir Ideas that used to appear here each week. That website is a direct result of the response we got to our 101GCI posts, so if you are looking for them, you’ll find them at What I think is cool about the new site is that you can actually set up a subscription to get your Great Choir Idea of the week sent directly to your favorite email address. Or, if you need instant gratification, you can buy the whole set all at once.

In the meantime, I will continue to blog on Tuesdays and Fridays…at least that’s the plan.

Are you dealing with a re-adjustment as a result of a time or season of your life? Have you adjusted your blogging schedule (or blog-reading schedule)? Tell me what’s going on by leaving a comment below.

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