i read an article recently that introduced me to the idea of reader fatigue- that you could actually be blogging too much and it might annoy your readers and they can never catch up, or that your posts might not be as meaningful if you post often.
first of all, i have a bone to pick with it's author, @unmarketing. scott seems like a lovely fellow and is friends with many of the same ladies i am on the twitter. however this blog post on blogging frequency is the first one he has written in six weeks. honey. sweetie. i'm a busy girl. if i don't see you for six weeks? i don't really remember who you are unless you made quite an impression. so i might be frequently futile but you are occasionally overlooked or sporadically soporific. i know his main media tends to be the twitter and that he writes several other places as well. truly it has nothing to do with him personally. his post just really got all up in my hind parts and stuck a foot up my ass. because i am that person who reads articles like "ten blogging mistakes" and "effective SEO titles (which i purposely ignore)" and "best time of the day to blog". his article seems to be mostly targeted towards business, topical, and money-making bloggers and i'm a "personal blogger", so i know technically it's different. but still. it's been a few weeks now and i'm still thinking about it. clearly it struck a chord.
i write here four to five times a week. according loose definitions that would probably be "too much". readers, I HOLD BACK. you think you have reader fatigue now? you don't know NOTHIN' on what it could be. some days i feel like i could post multiple posts a day and i don't for fear of overwhelming you. i write posts and save them for days when i don't have that creative itch. i backlog posts for busy days at work and at home.
part of me wants to ask you, do i post too much? but the other part of me doesn't care what your answer is.
dearest readers, i like to try to make this place about you- about us, together. but it's also very much about me. and i like to post this much. about whatever i want. so suck it.
(and i'm posting this at 9am because the internet says lunch-time posts get more traffic. YOU DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, INTERNET. YOU GET 9AM. AND YOU'LL LIKE IT.)