It’s something I’ve pondered for a while. With most artists releasing new music on a Friday, I’ve been tempted to move my Musical Discovery series from Mondays to the end of the week so I can release tracks on the day they are released. However, this would of course cause problems for my weekly opinion pieces known as The Friday Article, which would need a name change at least. By having my news-based posts on a Friday, I could review the week’s stories and write something that way, as opposed to having it in the middle of the week, when an opinion piece could quickly become out of date.
Meanwhile, Wednesday posts remain undefined. I recently touched upon this in my post, The Wednesday Problem, but whilst ideally, I would want to post weekly reviews on this day, with university and other things getting in the way, it would be impossible to finish and review a new book every week. Whilst I like Wednesday’s to post an additional Musical Discovery post or talk about blogging, I quite like the multiple series I have going on my blog at the moment.
This brings me on to something I’ve always wanted to return to on The Life of a Thinker. For those who don’t know, I’m mildly deaf/hard of hearing. Therefore, deafness and the deaf culture are both big interests of mine and essentially, part of ‘the life of a thinker’, so why aren’t I talking about them on the blog?
Well, a few months ago, I wrote about my experiences as a deaf person in a series called Deafinitely Challenging. These six posts – created for an assignment in my first year as a journalism student – summed up my main concerns, frustrations and tips as a deaf person. Now, as I think about returning to talk about deafness, I worry that all I’ve wanted to say has been summed up in this series already. Poetry is another thing I’ve considered, but that didn’t work out well last time.
Lastly, I’ve contemplated moving the time my posts are published from 12pm to something a bit later on. Of course, it’s always hard to predict when everyone will see your post around the world, but in the UK, posts in the evening seem to do better than those in the middle of the day. However, I am also getting back into scheduling tweets, which is doing great things for getting all of my recent posts read. Should I just continue using Buffer, or should I move the time my posts go live?
What do you think? Would you want to read more posts about deafness on my blog? Should I move posts and times around? What shall I write about on Wednesdays? Comment below!