Blogging About Blogging
Have you ever wondered why Monday posts contain more generalized content &/or why show reports are on Tuesdays rather than first thing after the weekend?
When I began blogging, I wrote. I posted. Some days, posts came out early in the morning; other days, late at night. It was not consistent. Then, I heard a talk by Jennie Breeden of The Devil’s Panties. She wrote her comics ahead of time & scheduled them to be released at the same time each day. I have been doing it that way ever since.
Since I try to limit my computer time on the weekends, I need to have the posts for Saturday, Sunday & Monday ready by the preceding Friday. This means I have five days, M-F, to write seven days, M-S, worth of posts. Plus, I try to always be working on one or two extras as back ups. I am often writing a Monday post in the middle of the previous week, as now.
Then there is showing. I could bend the above rule to get breaking news out faster, well, as breaking as a horse blog gets for news. Some folks post during a show, Thoughtful Equestrian: Marshfield Day 1: Sweat is the brain’s lubricant. I don’t know who they do it. I generally need a day to recover. Sometimes more [Day 1, Day 2]. So I post ahead.
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the sausage is made.
All of which is a round-about way of saying, Show Report tomorrow.
As I write this on Thursday, Barry is roiling in the Gulf. Remains to be seen what effect Barry will have on the weather, and what effect the weather will have on our participation. Yes, the show must go on. Be tough. Yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ve ridden in rain. They are predicting tropical downpours. Not sure that trotting over crossrails is worth a vertical swimming pool.
We shall see.
Thank you for reading,