January 24, 2008

Thursday 13 - my blogging policy for 2008

2007 was great for many reasons, one of the main ones being blogging.

However, as with any good thing, if you don’t put some boundaries into place, it can quickly take you over to the dark side ;)

So this year I decided to put together a blogging policy of sorts.

Here is where I’m at – please add your own ideas too!

1. I blog on the Organising Queen blog 3 times a week – usually Mon, Wed and Fridays --->>
2. I blog on this blog 3 times a week – usually Tues, Thurs and Saturdays.
3. I’m blogging on Clutter Control Freak once a week --->>
4. I will repurpose blog posts freely between the 3 blogs in an effort to use my time wisely.
5. If I find myself writing a long comment on a blog, I immediately paste it into my drafts so that I can make a blog post out of it.
6. I read blogs exclusively through my Google Reader so the blogs who publish a full feed get read “properly” every day, the ones who only publish a partial feed only get clicked through if I feel I MUST write a comment.
7. Of the partial feed blogs (Laura, I mentioned this in a comment on your blog), I’ll only read full posts once a week.
8. I will not spend more than 20 minutes writing any one blog post. This translates to about 15 minutes writing time and 5 minutes adding photos, uploading to Blogger, etc.
9. I always respond to comments either through email (definitely within 24 hours) or through the blog (a bit longer).
10. Life is for living. We blog because we have “life stuff” to blog about. So I must keep it all in the right perspective.
11. I will lurk with pleasure and not feel pressure to comment on every post. And by the same token, not get hung up about getting comments & stats. I know the readers are there ;)
12. I blog to improve my writing skills, improve my creativity and create content and I will keep these reasons clear and utmost in my mind at all times.
13. My priority is always to blog first, read second and comment third!

Jeepers – that was hard!

Why do you blog?

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Anonymous said...

Great idea. I blog to document myself as a performance piece. It's the art of capturing a slice of my scintillating soul.

Nicholas said...

I blog out of habit really. Twice a week, occasionally three times. I check the blogs on my Google reader once a week. I never bother reading posts that are about babies, God or weight loss. Once I have read a post I seldom go back to it, so if people reply to my comment with a comment of their own, I never see it. I keep telling myself I am going to take a holiday from reading and writing blogs but so far I haven't done so.