The August Experiment Mid-Month Report

The August Experiment is going well. Posting more has its pluses and minuses. A plus and minus are the comments. When there are a lot it can be a lot to keep up with. But it’s the comments that I learn from and is part of what makes blogging worthwhile. I would always rather have too many than not enough.

Another plus is posting more helps me come up with even more ideas for some reason. I don’t know how that works.

I also have been posting with a little more of my own personality mixed in, hopefully without getting self-indulgent which I think is a good thing for a blog.

I’m learning that too many substantive posts are too much for both the writer and the reader. This month is unusual for the writer because I prepared a lot of the posts in late July and also took some posts from my other blogs and modified them or expanded on them. But it’s also a lot to expect of readers to want to read that much. I can’t get myself to post complete fluff (not that there’s anything wrong with that) because it goes against the purpose of this blog. So I always want to tie in Scripture or something related to Christianity with each post.

Although it was never a goal to increase stats because I don’t care much about them, they haven’t gone up, so more posts doesn’t seem to equal more visitors although it’s only been two weeks. Every now and then I try to do a post that will benefit people who come in from search engines. A post on Jeremiah 29:11 is by far the most popular post coming in from people searching on it.

I would like to sell more books from people clicking on Amazon links but that hasn’t happened either.

There are quite a few posts I want to do that would take some time. 1 Peter 1 is one of them among many others. I’m going through France’s commentary on Matthew so I don’t want to spend a lot of time on writing longer posts but will at some point because it’s beneficial to me.

So there you have it. I will try to keep it up for the rest of the month. Maybe I can make myself post fluff but I don’t know if I muster up the strength. This post has gotten too long so I will sign off for now. Thanks for reading. If you have any thoughts let me know.

2 Responses to “The August Experiment Mid-Month Report”


  1. 1 Damian

    It’s interesting , Jeff, because when I started writing ‘Castle of Nutshells’, it was a conscious effort to separate my writings on my faith and theology from my inane chatter and linkblogging at my private blog. It sounds like increasing the ‘personal’ content doesn’t change your stats much, so I’m glad I made the decision, especially considering even not posting much original content, as I’ve been lately, doesn’t seem to change stats much either.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    By personal, I partly mean injecting a little more of my personality into my posts on Biblicular stuff instead of being so business-like, which really isn’t what I’m like. I just take the Bible so seriously. But it’s interesting how our blogs have diverged in style and amount of content a little bit and stats don’t change either way.

    Jeff

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