I know a lot of bloggers who keep a schedule.
A blogging schedule.
They blog on a consistent basis posting X number of posts on days A,B & C.
I see posts saying 'I'm sorry I've been gone, I'm going to post more regularly from now on'
or something along those lines...
Does anyone even know they are gone?
I know I go looking to see if some folks are ok from time to time...but I don't
ever often notice if posts aren't made on M-W-F or whatever the schedule might be.
I'd rather read quality content, instead of just content.
I'm more apt to read posts from said blogger if when I do get to my reader (rare occasions these days) there are only 5 posts waiting for me, instead of 55 from that same person. That 'mark all as read' button has become an integral part of multi tasking for me, unfortunately.
If you are familiar at all with me, you will see there is no rhyme and reason to when I post.
I post what I want, when I have time for it.
And I am in no means saying that my content is quality.
Much of it pertains to me, and only me. Us, and only us.
We find some pretty fun adventures along our journey of life, and we love sharing those...but a lot of this is documentation for me, for us.
I don't follow a schedule, although I do often keep a list of things I want to blog about, so that I don't leave anything out. I used to sit down, dump all of my pictures onto the computer and hammer out blog posts based on the photos. That was my tried and true method, and hopefully will be again when I get a new computer. My
crusty trusty old laptop isn't doing me any favors, and getting photos onto it, and then off of it again, is often a time consuming challenge - one that I don't have the energy, patience, or time for...
But none of that matters.
It is what it is...
My Why I Blog is much different than almost every blogger I've ever met.
At the end of every year (though I'm pretty behind right now...having just wrapped up 2010) I slurp my blog posts into software from Blurb.com, and move & remove, resize, reshape, and reconfigure my posts from the year into book format. I delete some posts, if they are for random give aways or upcoming events, I add in more pictures if I have more fun ones that I didn't use in my blog posts.
These books are the encyclopedia of our lives.
These books will give our kids a record of who they were, what we did.
What we did, TOGETHER.
My birth mom died just before I turned 3. I have a handful of pictures of her, and nothing else.
In this day and age of digital, I love how well we are able to document the good, the bad and the ugly.
I have 2 years to knock out yet, to get caught up...but again, that laptop issue is hindering me.
Well, that, and the fact that I seem to not have much time leftover in each day ~
Seeing 3 hard copy books labeled Gust Gab on my shelf is pretty cool though.
Maybe I'd better not hurry up on the others...
Soon it's going to be one of those big encyclopedia sets from when I was a kid...
And then what?
What will I do with those?
I'm hopeful, that one day my kids, and their kids, will have fun flipping through the pages of these books, saying...Remember When?
In fact, I find them doing that now...
Remember this Derek? Remember when we did this?
I wish I had more 'Remember When' to look back on from when I was a kid...
You can never have enough great memories.