It’s the day after Memorial Day – time to admit that it’s summer. Time to resign myself to well-meaning neighbors who ask: “So, are you teaching this summer or do you have it off?” And it’s time to let you all know about my summer plans. No, I don’t “have it off” this summer, but you already knew that. (I am, of course, doing research for most of the summer. My goal is to get two papers submitted, a student launched on his/her MS research, and at least one more proposal written and submitted. I also need to write the labs for my new prep.)
With the shift in responsibilities, comes a shift in the day-to-day schedule. All through the school year, I tried to post at least three times per week and I had a little alarm that reminded me (as if I needed it!) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Often I posted more frequently, and I considered these “bonus posts.” This summer I am going to try something different. I am going to restrict myself to 2-3 posts per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Saturdays. I’ve got an ambitious work agenda for the summer, but I also want to spend as much time as possible with Minnow, and that means that I am trying to limit my hours at work (which is where I do most of my blogging).
So here are my self-imposed summer blogging rules:
- No more than 2-3 posts per week.
- Post only on Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Saturday.
- Posts composed mainly of a single link will be considered exceptions.
- Mommy Monday is on indefinite hiatus.
- I will not feel the need to post while I am traveling. I’ll be gone for a week in June and almost all of July. Fortunately, Alice will be able to provide posts during those times, despite her busy travel schedule.
- Guest posting (under my real name!) on someone’s -ology blog is encouraged at a frequency not >1/week.
My hypothesis: Post quality will increase with the reduced frequency of posts. Navel-gazing whining will decrease commensurately.
But I’m not sure whether to count this as my post for today!