Change Can Be Hard

Have you guys ever produced a website that posts new content 4 times a week?  You have?!  Do you have an assistant?  You don’t?!

Yeah, me neither…

To date, I have written 386 posts for this site since its inception 14 months ago (I’m including posts that are to-be-published in that number).  WHAT?!

Which brings me to this itty-bitty change of pace: I’m going to drop one of my posts per week, so that #1) I’m not just throwing anything on this page to fill the space and #2) to see if 3 posts per week works for me, but more importantly, works for you.

Awww, come on now.  Don’t be grumpy.

Change Can Be HardChange can be hard, but it can be good.

If I find that you guys hate this change, I’ll listen and adjust.  My main thought behind the change is that so much information can be overwhelming to the point that you may not want to come back because there are too many words/posts and who has time to read them?

I really, really, really want you to come back….COME BACK!

On the other hand, you may be an information hound and want MORE!  Keep writing ALL THE WORDS, OMT!

Either way, I’ll keep a close eye on things and we’ll play it day by day.  If it looks like you’re better with 4 posts per week, I’ll go back to that.  If it looks like you’re great with three, well, I’ll make the change permanent.

In the meantime, here’s the tentative schedule:

Monday: FOOD posts!

Wednesday: SHOPPING/PRODUCT posts!

Friday: DEEP THOUGHT/SILLINESS posts!

If you have something you’d like to add, please weigh in with a comment and let’s talk about it.  After all, this is your home away from home.  I want you to be comfortable and eager to come visit.

Now, turn that frown upside down and let’s see what comes of this change.

Smile, baby!

 

 

P.S. Nope…totally not above winning your hearts with adorable Sweet E pics.

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Comments

  1. I try to write 3 posts a week, but sometimes I end up with 4 and sometimes 2. I need to get myself in the habit of writing a week ahead. I’m not consistent with my posting. Whatever you do will be fine with me. I have you in my bloglovin!

  2. I’m with Ms. Michelle, whatever you decide will be fine with me. 🙂 I like having a schedule as well so that I can plan ahead some and focus a little better.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I have had a 4-times a week schedule almost since the site’s inception, and I have almost 8 weeks of posts banked, but I am wondering if it’s too much info for folks that come regularly or if it works. I can do either, but I keep thinking a bit less might be more…for the time being…until I decide it’s not…or that it is. Lawsy!

  3. I think dropping down to 3 posts per week is fine, because if it helps you manage this blog better, then that is what matters. I’m new here, so I’m curious, what topic did you drop? Or did you have a specific schedule before?
    As for me, on the book blog we usually post something daily, but not always. Some of the posts are easy, like memes. But on my personal blog, sheesh, I’m lucky if I post once a month! I gotta fix that!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      I have had a 4-times a week posting schedule almost since I started the site 14ish months ago. I didn’t so much drop a topic as I combined personal blogging with the Grown-ups topic. Some weeks I’d have two heavier posts and I thought the site would be better served with just one of those a week.

      As a new reader, thanks for the input and come back…COME BACK!

  4. I say go with whatever works for you and keeps your life from being totally nuts. I post twice a week generally, sometimes more if I’m particularly wordy or have lots of time on my hands for planning ahead. Three posts a week sounds perfectly fine!

  5. Three and four both sound perfectly lovely. I think consistency is key to keep readers coming back, but you have such a great community here that I think you’re safe either way. I’m in awe of your 8 weeks of banked posts! I was feeling great being a day ahead. 😉

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      “…but you have such a great community here.” This made my heart sing! Thank you for that. The 8-weeks of banked posts is mainly because I have family issues that may make it tough, from time to time, to write every day, or even for a few days in a row, so I felt it necessary for the site’s posting consistency to be prepared. Thanks for weighing-in.

  6. I love everything I have read in your little piece of cyberspace. I understand the three a wk posting, that is what I am aiming for also. Sometimes I want to sneak something in on a Thursday but I am trying to reign that in and work a little bit more behind the scenes. I also am trying to write ahead but I have only been one day a head….which is good for me! I think it helps my writing so I can review it before I launch it in to the big lovely world. Thanks for sharing, I am interested to see what you learn from it.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Everything?! Thanky! I think you deserve a ribbon or something for that kind of lurv! It definitely is going to be an ongoing experiment of sorts. I will keep y’all posted and let you know if I decide to change ‘er up again.

  7. 3 posts a week is still a great number. I was at 4 until a bump in the road regarding my health happened. Now I’m just at – whenever I feel up to it! And guess what? People still read my blog and they even keep coming back. Life happens, and life is what is most important. 🙂

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      True, three is a good number. I just wanted to know if anyone who reads here regularly had strong thoughts pro or con. Thanks for the comment…now get back to livin’ that life!

  8. I think it’s a good idea!! I like the idea of planned posts and I need to get on a similar schedule to get myself back in the groove.

    Your blog is fun and I always enjoy reading it, regardless of how many times you post a week!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Thanks, Ashley. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the change. Having posts banked and ready to go allow me the time to tackle other bloggy issues (learning my new DSLR, housekeeping, etc), plus I because I never know when I’m going to out-of-pocket from the computer, it’s peace of mind knowing that the site doesn’t come to a stand still if I am called away.

      “Your blog is fun and I always enjoy reading it…” BEST COMMENT OF THE MORNING! Thanks!

  9. Wow….I’m impressed! I’m a once a week blogger, and thinking about going up to 2 posts! I love your sense of humor, and will be back to visit! I write a travel blog, and have recently been adding reviews of ships, helpful tips, and local sights. I would love for you to stop by and take a look!
    karanandmichael.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-do-you-fit-everything-into-one.html

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