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The August Experiment Final Thoughts

The August Experiment is now over because it’s not August anymore.

Even though I got sick in the middle, I managed to put up a couple of posts a day through to the end.

It takes more work for both writing posts and keeping up with comments, which I always welcome. But I learned that in trying to come up with more posts, there is more to write about than I thought and I can write more personal fluffy type stuff and still stick to Biblical subjects.

Alexa ranking went way down (lower the better) for some reason but that makes no difference. I didn’t get any more people buying books from Amazon through the blog unfortunately.

I learned a lot and it was a good experience. Some things will be kept up. Others will be reduced. And we’ll see how things go. Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

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.

The August Experiment

I’ve often read how people love the “prolific” blogs. I don’t know why, but I find this intriguing. Many people like blogs of people who post a whole lot. So I’m thinking of trying it. I’m not looking for stats or accolades or awards. I don’t like awards and I never mention when I make the top XX or whatever. So that’s not what I’m after. I just want to see what it’s like and see what happens.

I’ve always been extremely focused on Scripture and things relevant to God and Christianity. I will be a little looser (that’s how you spell looser and not loser, all you bad spellers) in that regard. I won’t be a tabloid biblioblog–entertaining people with other people’s total depravity. I won’t write about my cats because that’s kind of pathetic, as much as I love them. I won’t write about what I ate for breakfast or the underwear I bought.

I don’t have the courage or the creativity to bring up too much controversial stuff like TC does. I don’t read enough variety of books to review as much as Nick does (or play enough games, or watch enough movies). I don’t have the secret news sources that Joel has and I’m not a Dr. But I think I can come up with some stuff.

I’m probably trying to be somebody I’m not, but I just want to see what it’s like for a month. What do you think? I may run out of prolificness before the end of the month but I might give it a try.