Posted by Tim Stobbs on January 8, 2008
After considerable internal debate I want to run an idea past you all. You see I’ve been posting five days a week for over a year now and I’ve come to an important conclusion: my writing sucks. There isn’t any reason to sugar coat this, it really does suck some days. This issue is my first draft of anything tends to suck due to the fact I think about ten times faster than I can type. The advantage I have is I know this and if I can put away the writing for a while and come back to it I can usually improve it to an acceptable standard. So most of the writing in my professional life tends to be fairly good, yet in an attempt to keep up the five posts a week schedule I often posted stuff before it was really ready to be published on this blog.
I’ve made a few attempts to get ahead on my writing for this blog by a week or more, but something always seems to come up and consume the extra drafts. So in the end I accept that method doesn’t work for me and since I just can’t seem to write short posts I find myself at a crossroads. So I can either:
- Keep up the current schedule and we accept the writing at its current level or
- I can forget about the schedule and focus on producing better quality of posts and accept the five days a week schedule might go out the window. This would also mean posts would be published at different times in a day (morning, noon or at night depending on when I finish editing a post).
This debate has come up now and again before on this blog in various comments and posts and I feel it is time to put this out for open comment. So what would you rather see: option number 1 or 2? Feel free to be brutally honest.