Do you have a blogging rhythm? By this I mean does your blogging creativity ebb and flow like the tide? I have a rhythm with this blog that I’ve only just started realising.
Recently I was flush with ideas about what to write here. They were ideas coming at me from all directions. I was in my purple patch of blogging. I’d start a new post with each new idea so I’ve now got a few drafts sitting around that may or may not see the light of day. Actually this is one that will see the light of day because I started it when I had all those ideas, but never got around to finishing it. Now I’m in a bit of a dip in my blogging, it’s being resurrected because I’m too busy to think of anything much else.
I equate this blogging rhythm to to growth spurts in children. When JJ is about to have a growth spurt, he sleeps longer and eats a lot more – a bit of a cross between a bear in hibernation, and a competitive cyclist gearing up for the Tour De France. Similarly when I’m gearing up for my blog’s growth spurt my blog posting might not be as frequent, but I’m gathering and collecting information from all around to write about later.
Going through this stage though, I know that I’ll come out the other end and see it manifesting itself in more activity around here – a bit like my real life too. I am a Libran, and we’re supposed to be quite lazy sometimes, and then really active at other times.
The blogs about blogging I read all say to gear up for the quiet times by writing posts that can be published later but for me, no matter how hard I try, it just doesn’t work. Let’s face it, while I love blogging, it’s not my number one priority so at least 50% of those drafts that I wrote won’t make it because the momentum has been lost.
My blogging rhythm is also in the pits right now for me because I’m really busy at work so my mind can’t wander off and think about what I might write here. I’m also thinking about what’s left to organise before I head off to Sydney in one week. So, for me, real life gets in the way of blogging rhythms.
How about you?