Requesting help from readers: Routine Schedule?
“John! For once in ya life, shut ya bloody mouth and farken listen.” - So I did…
A good old friend of mine since back in the day of rabidness decided to give me some advice on blogging… Not that I asked for it, he was just amazed on the responses I give to other people, than look at the quality of my own blog… “Mate, you really could do a more sensible blog. Even if ya typing style is somewhat unique in a fucked up way.” thanks mate, really hit home with that one, I mean, me not sensible?
Okay, so I take life on the chin and smack back harder if it didn’t initially knock me on my ass. From that I learnt too…. wait, I got this habit of getting off track and having to do a loop around to get myself back on track later through the post. That annoys the shit out of me, all that typing to say, “well done!” or “Thanks!” or just “G’day asshole!”
So we got to talking about my stories of dumb workers and how lately it’s been a little light on the dimwitted scale around me. So apparently I keep posting stuff, just to keep people interested… Wait, I’ve done 4 reblogs, kept followers updated with events on site and why shit keeps changing, a couple of humorous poetry, got some REALLY great help from readers with picking a book or two (hundred) to read and a quick and very uninformative post about some god forsaken town that interests me.
I did this, because I was bored, I spend 90% of my after work hours reading emails from the… just checking… spot on 150??? No bloody wonder I have no time! I need to reduce that later on… For the sake of time management or some shit like that… Anyways, so I read and get an idea and quickly typed it up or reblogged / copied it (with credits). After explaining this to my mate however… (Paraphrased and LOTS of insults and crude language removed)
“But your site is about dumb workers right?”
“My blog, my rules” - the code of a blogger right?
“Righto, so why don’t you do daily updates?”
“’cause I don’t have time after reading emails or I just can’t be buggered”
“Why not set up a schedule for each day, many bloggers do this to keep a routine. For example, a prime one you could take a note off is Triple J’s (radio station) Friday Fuckwit”
“You want me to post on Fridays all about you?”
“John! For once in ya life, shut ya bloody mouth and farken listen.”
“Right, so lets say you post 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, so you can have your weekends free. One day post about on topic, next day post about another topic and so forth. Keep it all relevant to you, and post around the same time everyday. You’ll grow your ‘online community circles’ (inverted for my expressions of followers….) to a broader range and will be able to read their blogs to get inspiration…”
“Shit, I promised a Vegemite post…”
“Well see, now you can keep in the theme of Mining, Australia and dumb assed workers. You can even ask others to come along and do a guest post about dumb workers.”
“I got guest posters… 3 of, then I have my business partner..”
“Your wife doesn’t count as a business partner… She’s a guest blogger…”
“Damn… and she’s got a post in the works too…”
“Just think about it. A routine schedule will allow you to organise yourself, your blog and keep your readers entertained. Themed days will allow the ‘community circle people’ to participate more.”
“They are entertained or they wouldn’t have liked my blog, unless they are mass spammers… Can you get mass spamming followers?”
*Looks at me with evil intent*
“Righto mate, I’ll ask my Online Community Circle of
So his advice is to the point, and being a succesful writer of articles, blogs and news events, he must know a little something about it… Right?
So what the hell is an Aussie Miner that now only occasionally bumps into the odd idiot suppose to post? Tell me what you think of the following ideas and throw some at me… Now keep in mind, I want to keep it at least, Aussie, Mining and/or Dumb worker posts… Dumb workers are welcome from around the world, mining I know little about outside of Oz, with a few exceptions and Aussie, is just Aussie stuff (in humor)…
So the topics are:
- Aussie joke of the week…
- A post about a mine or mining town or both!
- Photography from me of Aus with story behind photo/place/object/thingymajig!
- Some humorous thing of Australia…
- Idiot Australian of the week
- Dumb workers post (mine/guest/reblog/whatever I can get my hands on)
- Response night (awards, mentions, fav comments, plugs for other wordpresses, fav comments I wrote, whatever I can add into ‘response’ category)
I dunno, maybe I can set this up with the publishing timer… I’ve decided Wednesdays is the day for my other blog (It’s not a fucking novel, it’s just an online story)….
Whaddya Reckon? Got any suggestions what days I should do what? Or should I burn his suggestions?