Three posts a week - my new year's resolution

I'll pass my 5 year blogging anniversary this year. I've written over 520 posts. But, I'd like to be more consistent. So this year, I'm resolving to post three times a week. I'll give myself an exemption when I'm on vacation, which explains why I'm posting this on the second week of the new year.

I've decided that I'd like to break my content up by day of the week:

  • Monday - Coding tip - Should be a straightforward tip developing for the ASP.NET platform (including SQL Server, LINQ, Silverlight, etc.). This week's example: Large File Uploads in ASP.NET.
  • Wednesday - General Software Development topics - Thoughts on the profession of software development, also including more general software topics which might be a little outside the .NET development box. This week's example was a serendipitous entry on Inkscape's support for XAML.
  • Friday - Free play. All skate. I write what I want. Rob and others have told me that I'm more formal than I need to be on my blog, and I think I buy it. Don't worry - I won't be talking about my cats (I don't have any). Today's is an example - oh, no, I've gone recursive. Well, the idea is that Friday posts may be thoughts on what I've learned that week, lists of things I found interesting, or other geeky topics that haven't quite fit into my narrow blog view to date. I've been using Twitter a lot over the past year (over 1000 updates), which has caused me to think there's a place somewhere between Twitter blurts and in-depth posts. I end up self-censoring to the point that I have literally hundreds of saved blog posts just waiting for my drive to crash and put them out of their misery. Unleash the hounds!

Three posts a week sounds reasonable to me. Jeff made a good sale for his commitment to 5 posts a week. 3 posts a week is a 60% of that, which is a solid D grade in anyone's book. Any extra posts might just keep me out of summer school.

Are you with me? Three posts a week, who's with me? Anyone?


  • No sure if this is a good thing. If you "must" make 3 post a week, I think that the quality (or the value of the content) of the post will go down.

    i.e. Jeff Atwood blog is now full of uninteresting stuff because he is determined to post 3 times a week.

  • @jongalloway you know you use Twitter too much when you reply to your blog comments using Twitter-ese

  • I'm glad you will be posting 3 times a week. I came to you from Jeff, but I kept coming back and seeing your post about Jeff and virus scanners. Glad to have some fresh content!

    On another note, what the heck is the gang sign?

  • @Matt
    Gang sign = b l o g

  • You might be able to hear the sound me my idiocy all the way from KC to SF.

    Duh. Thanks.

  • maybe for next weeks hand gesture pic, you can do "the shocker"

  • It's a great resolution, I wish I had the time to make that commitment. On a different note, it's pretty unethical to have an offsite image grab (inline linking). Put the sign on your own server, gangsta!

  • I am sorta going in the opposite direction. I started a new blog (see link) where I will write with more detail on specific topics, but write less often. Meanwhile my existing blog will stay in place for the occasional quick post and for rants about whatever technology that is causing me headaches. My new blog will also features podcasts and screencasts to augment the writing.

  • I really like your style. I have my own private blog/s and I'm writing a lot, usually 10 to 20 micro-thoughts weekly in many topics.
    So go on, but assure your self that you can keep the pace!

  • Holy spam filter batman!

    Seriously tho, cheers to your plan and I look forward to your posts in 2023 and beyond. (love your podcast!)

    If you can work in more tech-related hand signs, more power to ya!

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    yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

    Plz respond as I'm looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. kudos

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