Do you schedule your posts?
Or do you post when you finish writing?
"Overwhelmed" does not describe my blogged-out feeling this morning. I spent my computer time this weekend writing instead of blogging or blogosphering. Silly me to think that writing was more important! What was I thinking? Bad writer! Bad!
Anyway, this morning, I casually thought I could hop onto blogger and catch up.
But, being Monday morning, and having more than twelve hours between my sleepy eyes and midnight GMT, I'm pretty sure every one of the 87,000 (rounding down) blogs that I follow had posted. I couldn't even count the number of posts I needed to scroll through just to get to "1 hour ago".
I know this goes both ways. Some people think it's better to post in the morning. These people (I assume, and please correct me) check their blog roll once or twice per day, and so if your post doesn't come up at the right time, they'll miss it. But if everyone is posting at the same time, and you have 400 blog posts to read before breakfast, you can't possibly read them all. Granted, for some blogs, if I miss them on my scroll, I'll seek them out. But not all of them. It would be impossible.
So, beyond the questions above, how do you choose amongst the hundreds of blog posts published between 12:01 and 1 AM GMT (or any arbitrary hour-long period in any arbitrary timezone of a M/W/F morning)? What makes you want to read a blog post? What makes you pass one by?
Disclaimer: This post will be published upon completion. Posts last week were scheduled. I was riding the high from WriteOnCon, and wrote more blog posts in one day than anyone should tolerate. Thus, scheduling.
PS—I would like to introduce you to one of my little muses. She's a tiny monster who finds joy in knocking eggplants off the counter, chasing toy mice, bottle caps, and cherry tomatoes around the kitchen linoleum, and dreams of saving with world with the PowerPuff Girls.