The Lull is Upon Us, With Some Thoughts on Better Blogging


So. December 8. Slowdown time.

You’ll be seeing a lot less blogging here for the next few weeks. Diana and I both have a ton of offline stuff on our plates from now through the holidays. Luther’s done with his run of Walking Dead posts for now. You’ll be seeing a lot of video posts and a lot of missed days here for awhile, but we aren’t going anywhere.

If you want to know what I’m working on this month, there’s a list here. And do feel free to stop by¬† or chat with me on other social media. I’ll be around and will be checking my threads.

Just watching what other bloggers who have been more successful than me this year are doing, I’ll tell you. I am less concerned about posting frequency than I have been since we started. A deep archive gets you some cred, and posting often helps, but the big traffic seems to be about five media

  • Search engines.
  • Sharing links.
  • Good art.
  • Reader-friendly posts.
  • Engaging with people when they show an interest.

I’m looking to have this blog posting every day next year. But honestly, those five things are so much more important than frequency, I believe we could post three times a week here over the next year and do better than we’ve done so far if we really nail them. I’ll never post just to say I posted again.

When you start to see my photos reappear, you’ll know we’re on our way back, and we may have some interesting announcements in the meantime. Do stay tuned.