There’s been a lot of talk about slow blogging lately, including a great post from Anne Allen on why quality if more important than quantity, another from Sierra on why she’s switching from five days a week to three days a week, and yet another by Roni, who’s also switching from five days a week to three. It turns out that—guess what—people have LIVES outside of blogging! I find that there are weeks I can blog every day, and there are other weeks I have trouble getting one post out. So to be more consistent, I’m going to post once a week (on Monday or Tuesday; I haven’t decided which yet) with intermittent Friday Link Loves and the occasional additional post when something inspires me. This will free up more time for a) Writing b) Reading other blogs, and c) Sleeping. I also find that my favorite blogs are the ones that post less often because their posts tend to be more original and more in depth than those that post every day. I mean, really, who can write about writing every day and not get repetitive? I don’t need to read fifty posts about how to write a query letter. And none of us should feel guilty for having lives outside of blogging. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t have anything to blog about!
Now it’s time for links!
First up, Laura Fraser explores the politics of Chick Lit and Dude Lit at The Daily Beast. This is a FANTASTIC post. Read it!
Agent Nathan Bransford warns of the “pernicious momentum of first ideas”.
Jessica at Book Ends asks what makes a classic?
Jenn posits that playing World of Warcraft will make you a better networker (don’t tell my husband that!)
Writer’s Digest’s digital Big 10 Issue is out. I have yet to read a magazine on my iPad, but I’m going to download this one.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!