Letter for Regular Readers

Dear Reader,

The funny thing about blogging is that you have no idea who is reading or how many.

So, if I have any regular readers I want to notify you of a change in my posting habits. If you regularly visit this site you've noticed that I post five times a week, Monday-Friday. However, from now on I'm going to try to post three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here are the reasons for the change. I'm making the following assumptions:

1. I have only a few readers.
2. Of those few, most check in with me weekly and probably not on a daily basis.

If this is true then I think I'm writing too much. My posts are long and semi-technical (not hard, but not meant for surfing). So, if someone only visits my site once or twice a week they are facing a lot of words if they want to catch up on 2-4 days of posts. And, although I think I'm talking about some interesting stuff, I don't expect many people are going to take the time to catch up on a week’s worth of posts from me. I think three posts a week is better for people who check in weekly or bi-weekly.

So, unless I hear a huge outcry from people who want to read this blog everyday, I'm going to go to three posts a week from now on.

Wishing you the best,

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6 thoughts on “Letter for Regular Readers”

  1. I just want to say thanks for your long and semi-technical posts. It's given me more than a few things to think about and we've actually used parts of your material to start discussions in out home Bible study the past few weeks.

    Keep up the good work, whether it's 3 or 5 days a week.

  2. I read when you write. Like Pavlov's dog, when I see one of your posts show up on my "bloglines", I begin to salivate and head your way. So, fewer posts mean less salivation, which, in turn means less changes of shirts and less dehydration.

  3. Thanks for this, actually; I can barely keep up with my regular reads, through no fault but exuberant writing on the part of their authors. I'll gladly welcome the chance to read more slowly and attentively, without feeling like I have to skip a lot of posts.

  4. For the last few weeks I've been marking (grading) so not reading, but I'd guess that three times a week is not a bad average. Though I can't imagine being thast organised!

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