Friday, February 6, 2009

New Approach to Entries

I'm going to experiment with my blog entries.

My Style Goals
First, be more concise. I'm going to try to limit posts to between 250-500 words, breaking longer concepts into discrete chunks.

Second, use more formatting. I'm going to try to make the layout/default font size a little easier on the eye, though I'm not sure how much I can do with that.

Finally, try out writing for the web techniques
. In particular, I'm going to try to adjust how I present the more conceptual content.

My Content Goals

First, focus more on my own writing. I'm thinking of putting more emphasis on the settings and stories I'm trying to develop. This is purely selfish--not sure how well it will be received. But my readership can't drop much lower.

Second, add more reviews. I read a lot and watch a fair number of movies. I can probably put more of my opinions out there.

Finally, more frequent blog entries. I don't know how well I can follow through on this one, but it's a goal.


Mikael Behrens said...

Sounds great! For your last goal, Blogger has this neat new feature of future-dating posts. So if you're on a tear one night and write 4 or 5 new posts, you can future date them so that they don't all appear at once.

Doug said...

Mikael, that's an awesome idea! I'll have to check that out.

Aaron DaMommio said...

That's great, then you can speak to us from the future!

No, wait, that would be the past.

Aaron DaMommio said...

I didn't try to use the future feature until Mikael suggested it either. He's really on a tear about that.

Mikael Behrens said...

And the sad part? I've almost never used future dating because I can never seem to write more than one blog post at a time. And I'm lucky to write one per week.

Doug said...

Hey, I've been at about once per month. But I write a lot of stuff down in notebooks.

Basically, when I'm on a freelance project, I have to write for work at all hours, usually including weekends and some evenings, b/c I only have about 28 free hours a week while the kids are in school.

So I get burned out on writing on the computer and have to write longhand.

But I can't read my writing very well.