Thank you, again, to everyone who stopped by during A to Z and read my posts. Thanks, especially, for the comments. Comments are my favorite form of feedback, but I am also a big fan of likes, follows, and votes 🙂 I almost withdrew from the challenge the week before it started because I didn’t have enough content ready to go. I’m so glad I didn’t do that.
I said 30 days ago that April would be a transitional month. It has been, and we’re through it. It’s been hectic, and I’ve had to let a lot of administrative things go to keep up. I must shave off some time to take care of those things in May. Administration, even of a small social media network, is a problem. Administration requires you to be absent from public social media, but it has to be done to keep things organized and running.
I’m rethinking my quality v. consistency plan for The Writing Catalog. The A to Z Challenge has proven to me that a blog about writing is a good idea, but I have so many other responsibilities, I can’t really do the writing justice more than a couple of times of week, at best.
I’m considering using my A to Z posts as a model and doing one or two really good posts per week about writing for a while, with writing quotes and reblogs thrown in on the off-days. What do you think about that? Consistency doesn’t have to mean “daily” or “four times a week.” It can just mean “regularly,” especially if the quality is there.
I wanted to say so much more in this post, but I’m just out of time. Part Time Monster’s six-month anniversary is tomorrow; you can read Diana’s first post here, and I am sure she’d love congratulations. (You can also congratulate her on Twitter @parttimemonster.)
Next Wednesday is the six-month anniversary of this blog and Sourcerer. We’ve done well, considering where we started. Much better than I expected. I set goals for the first year before we ever started, and I was conservative. We blew through all those original goals in the first three months.
Six months of mostly-everyday posting is a real achievement, and the only reason we’ve been able to do it with two blogs is that we’ve had a lot of help from contributors and more experienced people.
For now – perhaps for as long as a couple of weeks – I need to put my time and energy into things other than this blog. But I’m glad I devoted my entire April to it, and I’m not going anywhere. Follow by email is my suggestion, if you want to catch everything I post here for the next little while. Once I figure out where to go with it, and get my house in order, I’ll publish a new plan.
I have lots of ideas for posts to write once I get the administrative stuff in hand, but rather than publish a list of those, I’ll share a high-energy music video from the heyday of Glam. It’s a cover. The original was released in 1970 by some fabulous Canadians.