So the other day I was writing about why I thought I probably wouldn't finish the MYSTERY BOOK draft by the end of the year, and Vaxtyn commented that maybe I should take a blog sabbatical.
I don't really want to take a blog sabbatical, but I really really like the idea of not blogging every day.
Seeeeeeee I originally intended this to be a daily blog full of rich insights into the art and the finances of a creative practice, and while I began the year writing these long, detailed posts about the work and the life being two separate things and how to earn money from your creative work, I have done a lot of shorter, splattier posts as of late.
HERE ARE SOME FEELINGS
IN ALL CAPS
And so on.
This isn't exactly what I want for Nicole Dieker Dot Com, especially because my short blah-blogs are now interspersed with more substantive guest posts—and I can't let the guests be the ones writing the best posts on the site!
Also, you know, because this is theoretically my professional portfolio. So it should look PRO FRESH.
(Also I gotta stop doing the all caps thing. It's outdated internet language.)
Sooooooooooooooo what if, instead of trying to crank out a post a day no matter what, I only posted when I had something worth sharing?
This solves, like, five different stressors that I knew I'd have to address before the end of the year, specifically:
What am I doing with this blog
I need to drop three discrete writing assignments per week because I am OVERLOADED (and yes, this blog counts as an assignment)
THE BOOK THE BOOK THE BOOK
I want to do better blog posts, not more blog posts
"Like, five" doesn't have to mean "five," this time it turned out to mean "four"
So. On to the book, then.
And more posting when I've got something substantive to say—which should be at least once a week, don't worry.
Also, I'll still do the weekly "here's where I got published" posts, so you can read everything else I've been writing. ❤️