September 15, 2014

Ebb and flow of politics vs. daily posting

I set a goal for myself a couple of years ago to try to get 500 posts in every year.  The last two years I barely made it.  The years before that, it was no problem.  This year, I'm going to be hard pressed to make it.

But 500 posts, while probably good for search engine optimization and visibility, may not be so great for consistently quality content compared to a few quality posts per week.  Then again, I'm not even on track for that lately.  I've had some good posts this year but no more so than in previous years. So that may be just a feeble attempt at justifying a lower output.  The real reason is that I have been busy with work, personal stuff and also experiencing internet availability issues.

But I noticed something this weekend.  By not being out there posting every day, my posts slants may become more even-keeled.  Last Friday I read a couple of items about the potential for an impending Republican wave in the senate this term.  Today, I read that a few of the races look like they have the potential to slip away from the GOP.  Maybe it won't be a wave, but just a small scale win.

Now if I were posting every day, with the ebb and flow of political change, my thoughts, and posts, would quite possible be all ovr the place, appearing disjointed to readers.

Taking time to see the bigger trends is preferable and probably a lot more productive than daily posting.  On the other hand, you do miss out on being able to comment on some things.  And taken to it's logical conclusion, I could have posted in 2008 that Obama's stellar popularity would not last, and then not posted again until now, with a "See, I told ya so" post.  But that doesn't make for compelling reading and isn't thought provoking for writer or reader.

Politics, like sports, like weather, like anything changes regularly.  Being out of the game more than I like ultimately, has been frustrating.  As soon as I can manage, I'll be back to my 1.5 posts per day.

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