Announcement: Changes in Posting Schedule

Week 2: Changing My Tune by stephweiss on FlickrBack in December 2006, one of the reasons I started blogging was to drum up freelance writing business. I’ve been *very* lucky that this has indeed happened and that my career has continued to grow even in the face of a horrible economy.

Unfortunately, posting here five days a week is becoming increasingly difficult as I pursue more writing opportunities (including trying to make time for a novel or two!), so starting today, I will be posting here at Bleeding Espresso every three days.

When reconsidering my posting schedule, at first I thought to post Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but that would mean losing Love Thursdays, and I don’t want that. And I also don’t want to lose What’s Cooking Wednesdays either.

So I decided to allow for posting on all different days so I can keep up with some regular features and possibly even go back to an old one–Sunday Scribblings. So yes, there will now be occasional weekend posts as well, if that’s when the third day falls.

Another positive note is that I think you, as readers, will be better able to keep up with posts here (I personally can’t keep up with reading blogs that post every day!); with fewer posts, I should also be able to respond to comments more fully and thoughtfully, visit more of your blogs, and meet up with you throughout the web more often.

If it seems that I’ve thought too much about this and wasted a post talking about it, so be it, but I didn’t want to just start “missing” days without an explanation; I felt I owed this post especially to loyal readers who have helped Bleeding Espresso grow over the years.

Your support is appreciated more than you know, and I hope you’ll continue reading!

And how was *your* weekend?

34 Beans of Wisdom to “Announcement: Changes in Posting Schedule”
  1. joanne at frutto della passione

    Change is good, it keeps us all on our toes!

    Absolutely! So is re-evaluating goals and priorities every now and again…keeps us working hard and toward something 🙂

  2. Gil

    I was wondering how you were keeping up such a hectic pace with ALL of your writings and still have a life. Glad to hear that business is improving. Hopefully, business will improve for many more people in the not too near future.

    Indeed, Gil; the economy can’t go on much longer like this, can it? Mah.

  3. helena

    This site has given you lots of writing experience, laying the foundations for a brilliant new career. It’s also been rewarding to visit, so a big thank you from me. And best of luck with your writing.

    You’ve given a lot to this site. It’s time to give more energy to the new direction that demands your attention. Sounds healthy to me. Go for it!

    Thanks so much, Helena…I hope that BE will grow too, just in different ways…I have some plans in the works 😉

  4. 04.27.2009

    I must admit given you schedule I was amazed at how you did manage to post almost every day. As much as I look forward to my daily read I’m glad to see that the freelancing is taking off. And let’s be realistic, what pays the bills should get the attention. Auguri and we’ll see you 3 days from now!

    Grazie mille Willym 🙂

  5. 04.27.2009

    hello, my dear. I so hear you. I think it’s a really good idea, and commend your decision. I love your blog, and get here as frequently as I can, but have the same problem. I cannot keep up with all the reading, work, writing, planning, scheming, etc etc going on in my life. You are a special chickie and motivate us all to get down and DO what we know we can do. So I am very pleased to hear that your time is filled doing things that interest you and challenge you.

    I fly to Philadelphia tomorrow — to visit my sister and check out my nephew’s digs (grad student at Temple) and my niece’s digs (grad student at UDelaware) and to generally hang out. I will be taking Amtrak up to NYC to visit Gina as well. Two weeks, then back to the cantiere!! 🙂 I will think you you when I am there….

    How fun! And I’m only a little jealous…I *do* hope you’ll have a cheesesteak for me!!!!!

  6. It’s so funny that you posted about this today. I also was wondering how you do it.

    I’m thinking about cutting back as well depending on what happens work wise this week.

    The thought of cutting back on the blog in favor of paying work is a good problem to have, isn’t it? In bocca al lupo 🙂

  7. collette

    hello there stranger.
    i am so glad to hear your writing has taken off. i have not been around that much but still peek in on you and have certainly not forgotten you.
    none of your posts are wasted ones, as you always have something worth reading to write about. (did that even make sense? i’m obviously not the writing expert)
    hope to catch up with you via email soon.

    Ciao bella! Great to “see” you! I look forward to catching up with you as well…it’s been far too long 🙁

  8. Ciao Michelle! I am so happy that you did write with your schedule thoughts and plans. We would indeed all miss you if you just started posting less! I am very happy to hear your writing is going well, and I look forward to reading those novels! Good luck with the writing projects!

    Thanks! Please have patience regarding the novels though 😉

  9. 04.27.2009

    We had a lazy rainy weekend, but a bust week ahead. Like many others, I understand your decision. Glad your business is good!!!

    Thanks! Our weather has been so depressing here…not a lot of rain, just a lot of clouds and dreariness…the worst, if you ask me. I’d rather the rain!

  10. 04.27.2009

    It’s really good news, isn’t it?! Not that there will be less of Bleeding Espresso… but the WHY behind it! I’m happy for you!

    Yes the WHY is definitely good news; I’m very excited for some new projects and looking forward to having the time to give them my all as well 🙂

  11. 04.27.2009

    OMG! You ARE human! Just teasing. You have an amazing work ethic and are an inspiration to many. Auguri!! Karen

    Hah, human indeed…sometimes overly so 😉 If you don’t mind, I’m going to keep your comment tucked away in my mind now that the nice weather is approaching…I’m going to need the push to sit inside at the computer and not go out playing with Pasqualina and the pooches!

  12. Imani

    Seven days, five days, or three, I will remain a fan. I’m very happy things are going so well for you, Michelle!

    Thanks so much, Imani, and thanks for sticking with me 😉

  13. 04.27.2009

    Good for you for being able to set limits and to know what you want to do and how to go about it. I’m fairly new to your blog but will be following you whether you post one day a week or seven days a week. Good luck.

    Aw, thanks so much; I’m getting better at the setting limits thing…it’s not easy though 😉

  14. 04.27.2009

    What Imani said.

    Hee hee, thanks Kim 🙂

  15. Having discovered your site just recently and having also started my own blog, it is great news to hear what a success blogging can be. You seem very organized in the way you create your blogs and integrate your profession and persona into site. I look forward to discovering more about you over time, even at the “reduced” blogging rate.

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Irene; I wish you much success with your blog as well 🙂

  16. 04.27.2009

    Sheesh, I don’t even work, don’t do any writing at all except for trying to blog maybe 2-3 times a week, read the posts on my reader and I can’t keep up! How you could post daily, plus write freelance, etc., is beyond me, but you did and it was good and this will most likely be much better, easier, for you to manage. Hope your writing success continues to grow and grow. I’ll be looking forward to your thrice-weekly posts -especially the cooking ones!

    Jeni Hill Ertmer’s last blog post..Just Like GE

    Thanks so much Jeni; I knew I couldn’t do away with the WCW posts without a fight…and I wouldn’t want to either 🙂

  17. 04.27.2009

    What Saretta said, I will follow you even if you post one day a week!

    lucy’s last blog post..

    Yay! Thanks Lucy 🙂

  18. 04.27.2009

    No explanations necessary, Michelle. A girl’s gotta set some priorities 😉 Looking forward to reading your work on the blog and elsewhere.

    milanese masala’s last blog post..“Your country is a joke.”

    Thanks so much! Priorities indeed…eating is a nice one, no? 😉

  19. I think it’s a great idea, Michelle. And I couldn’t be happier for you that your freelance career is going so well! All the best to you, my friend.

    Susan from Food Blogga’s last blog post..A Tootsie Roll Fudge Recipe and a Give-Away

    Thanks so much Susan; I’m really looking forward to at least having a bit more time to visit my favorite blogs (like yours) 🙂

  20. 04.27.2009

    Good luck with waking this new path.

    Britt-Arnhild’s last blog post..Two Blue Garden recipes from The Blue Café – and a question

    Thank you 🙂

  21. 04.27.2009

    Yes, love the recipes! We’ll miss you, but I guess we’ll live 🙂

    BeanMa’s last blog post..Carry

    Recipes will definitely still be here, only with less frequency. I really don’t know how food bloggers do it…recipe posts tire me out!

  22. 04.27.2009

    I truly understand, didn’t know how you kept up with it all. I have you in my blogroll that updates posts as they come, so will keep and eye on that,

    So pleased that your career has taken off…well done.

    anne’s last blog post..Fleurs de Paris

    Thanks so much Anne! Your continued support is most appreciated 🙂

  23. 04.27.2009

    Thanks for the heads-up & glad that your writing has taken off. xo Susan & Giulia

    Thanks girlies 🙂

  24. Stellina

    The garden will take up quite a bit of time too.

    Yes it does, but honestly that’s more P’s thing…I mainly supervise 😉

  25. 04.28.2009

    Good for you! Quality, not quantity… and it doesn’t matter when you post, I’ll read every word.

    Fern Driscoll’s last blog post..Weeds

    Aw, thanks so much Fern 🙂

  26. 04.29.2009

    Good luck with your career. It sounds like an exiting time in your life 🙂

    annie’s last blog post..Lentils & Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Thanks, Annie! Exciting indeed 🙂

  27. I think this makes perfect sense Michelle! I know that I have trouble keeping up with my favorite blogs (like yours) and that as I have gotten increasingly busy, I can only post 3 times per week, myself! I think it just happens! But I will always be a loyal reader! *hugs*

    Thanks so much, Jenn; I knew you’d understand 😉

  28. 04.29.2009

    I find it hard to post 3 times a week Michelle! I’ll keep reading if you keep posting:)


  29. 05.01.2009

    I have to admit I do not read every one of your posts although I subscribe to the feed. So, yes, that is a good thing for all parts involved. Know though that you are very much appreciated. All the best for your plans and dreams.

    Irene’s last blog post..Gardening in Greece…via Munich

    Thanks Irene, and thanks for your continued support 🙂

  30. 05.02.2009

    Congratulations Michelle on your writing career. Well deserved!

    Marie’s last blog post..Shrimp… Simple, Quick, and a little Fancy

    Thanks so much, Marie 🙂

  31. 05.02.2009

    I also have been amazed at how you have kept up with everything for so long. It took me days just to get to this post to post a comment even though I read it in my Google reader when it first came out. I like that you will be mixing up the days so you won’t leave anything out. Glad to hear that your writing career is going well. That plus just enjoying life should be your priority. Happy Weekend!

    girasoli’s last blog post..catching up

    Thanks so much for your support; I’m still trying to work in reading and commenting on more blogs…I miss my blog friends!

  32. Amber

    I know what you mean! I would love to update my blog a lot more than I do, but, life happens. Hopefully, I will be able to do more.

    From what I’ve read, I love your blog. You’ve done what I always wanted to, but, I don’t think will be happening any time in the near future due to baby, but one can dream:)

    I will certainly continue to read and look forward to each post.

    Amber’s last blog post..Love and Marriage

    Thanks so much, Amber, and best of luck with your writing…and with your baby 🙂

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