When I started this blog up a short while ago, I was presented with a number of pieces of advice to ensure the so-called “success” of my blog. For a site such as mine, I’m not sure how one might measure success. Monetarily, the site can’t be a success since there is no form of income (aside: I sincerely hope that, one day, I will be able to eat those words and the site may provide me with a source of income). I suppose that, for a non-profit, one-man-show style website, one can only hope to be known well enough to be publically recognised. I don’t expect that to happen, so I’ll settle for being a well-visited blog. I’ll consider my first milestone to be 500 unique visitors in a single day, at which point I will not only be happy, but I will set myself a loftier goal which will seem just as unlikely for me to reach.
But I digress. Advice, right? One of the most logical pieces of advice I received was to have a regular schedule that I would regularly update to. Although I toyed around with the idea of updating three times a week, I came to the conclusion that is probably infeasible in the long run. Unfortunately, I don’t have the intension of updating frequently enough so that my university marks suffer. So, after much deliberation, I have decided that an update schedule of every Monday and Friday is a reasonable goal to uphold.
This is obviously all dependent on whether I feel like I have something to say, though. Although I don’t think it will be much of an issue, there always is the potential of hitting a bit of writer’s block. There always is the possibility, though. Because my classes this semester are not computer science courses, I will find it hard to refer to those courses without straying too far off topic (unless one of my professors makes another bone-headed comment again). The fall won’t present me with much more inspiration: at least, not directly. If everything goes according to plan, I will have an intern job with a firm involved in computer science, one of which, if I get the job, will not legally allow me to discuss what I do.
That being said, my development work, addiction to music, and everyday experiences I’m sure will provide me with ample fodder for you to stuff your brains with. Plus a little feedback here and there from you guys might give me some incentives to post a little more.
Of course, I might be a little more inclined to post three times a week if I hit 1000 visitors a day…