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New Posting Schedule

From now on My Financial Independence Journey (I really should have come up with a shorter title) will be shifting to a two day per week posting schedule.  Six months of 3 posts per week was a good run, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to downshift to something more sustainable.

NOTE: Google Reader dies on July 1st.  So if you’re reading this blog through Reader, you’ll need to switch.  I’m using Netvibes.  I’ve also heard a lot of great things about Feedly

 

New posting schedule:

  • Monday – Stock analysis as usual
  • Thursday – Another sizable post (if Thursday is a holiday the post will appear on Wednesday)
  • Saturday – Weekend link love as usual

 

Depending on my available time and how much inspiration the muses decide to grace me with, I may throw in a few random smaller posts possibly highlighting some current event or brief idea that I want to share.

 

Why the change?

First and foremost is time.  Blogging takes up incredible amounts of my time.  Summer is finally here and I want to be able to spend my weekends exploring the area, not sitting at my computer typing up posts.  Summer doesn’t last that long where I live so I need to capitalize on the opportunity for fun while it lasts.

Unfortunately, as summer comes to a close, I’ll have a couple of mission critical projects at work which may require considerable extra effort to make the deadlines.  In other words, I’ll likely need to bust ass doing a lot of weekend work.  This necessarily means that I may not have enough time for blogging.

As we move into winter, I’ll reexamine my circumstances and make a decision about whether to go back to three times per week or not.

There is also the issue of content.  I like writing posts that require some degree of research and analysis.  These are necessarily harder than standard personal finance posts about things like “5 ways to pay down debt faster” or “8 ways to save on toilet paper.”  Hopefully, by writing less articles, I keep the quality of them up and keep providing you, the readers, with useful information.

Finally, I don’t feel like I’ve been doing a good enough job of replying to comments.  Hopefully, by freeing up some more time, I’ll be able to do a better job of participating in conversations with my readers.

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3 Responses to "New Posting Schedule"

  1. Sounds like a good plan to me. It’s easy to get burnt out, so cutting back to ensure that you don’t get burnt out is a good idea. Plus, summer is a great time to enjoy being outside, not writing blog posts.

  2. Enjoy summer! Writing is a time suck indeed, especially for your kind of stock analysis posts that require so much research. Mine are barely researched and already take a lot of time.

    1. MFIJ says:

      For me writing doesn’t seem nearly as time consuming as reading other blogs and trying to comment on them. One or two a day is easy, but commenting on 20+ per day is exhausting.

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