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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Update Schedule for Fall 2018

As of October 2018, Writing About Writing has undergone a major restructuring and now updates three times a week––usually on Mon/Wed Fri.

Writing About Writing consists chiefly of one guy with lots of fake people running around behind his eyeballs (he takes care of a 4 year old, pet-sits throughout the SF Bay Area, is writing a novel and a few other bits of fiction, and sometimes even does really wacky shit like try to go on a date or play D&D or something), but this is the schedule we will generally make an effort to keep.

Friday

Fridays, for the most part, will be The Big Post™ of the week. If you're here for the hard-hitting writing advice (with the occasional examination of how language and narrative play into broader social issues), Friday is the day to tune in.

Wednesday

Wednesdays will be our smaller posts: calls to vote or nominate in whatever poll is going on, the best of the prior month, quickies, fortune cookie wisdom. Things I like to call "jazz hands."

Monday

Harder to quantify, Mondays are probably between Wednesdays and Fridays in their content and girth. They will be personal updates, smaller mailboxes, prompts, guest blogs,

The Three Post Rule

Some weeks aren't going to go down like clockwork and they might be front or back loaded with side gigs or other commitments. My writing career is also starting to take me to occasional points of interest like conventions or invitations to do interviews or podcasts. In these cases I will (sometimes) still get three posts up. They might just to up off schedule––Thur, Fri, Sat for example.

Facebook Writing and Social Justice Bard

If you really like our Social Justice Bard posts, don't worry! They will still be around. But I also I invite you to follow my Public Facebook Page as well (you can friend it if you send me a message, but it might be better for both of us if you follow it for a while first––unfiltered me is not everyone's cup of tea). I write almost daily in that capacity over there. Also, FB page is where I put thoughts that are more directly political and less likely to be about "narratives," "language," and things I can pour into the container of writing. I also often post "proto-versions" of SJB posts on Facebook and find that they evolve later into full posts (if you're interested in seeing how those things develop. Also, fret not; there may be fewer SJB posts here on Writing About Writing since we'll be dealing with fewer available "slots" overall, but there will still be some.

A Fourth Post?

There MIGHT occasionally be a fourth post in a week. Usually this will happen when I've written something very light and fluffy for the Wednesday post, but I also need to cover some ground on "blog business." (Like posting the results of a poll or something.) In this case you might see an extra post pop up from time to time on a Tue/Thur/Sat. Fiction will also usually go up independent of our regular schedule, and may be the fourth post in a given week.

Reminders:
  • I still nanny for a four year old, sometimes have more pet sitting than I can handle, and my host body occasionally succumbs to your Earth illnesses, so those three posts might not always happen like clockwork or may involve going off the rails of my usual updates
  • This should also cut down on the thing where I'm apologizing to absolutely fucking nobody that it's Tuesday and I've yet to put so much as a taco video up. As long as I get in all the entries that week, my readers (who have literally never said anything in six years about my update schedule) and I can give me a break.
  • I invoke the Anything Can Happen™ real world excuse. I usually have a couple of "emergency blogs" tucked away, but I chew through them pretty quickly when the fit hits the shan. Health complications might crop up suddenly and have me needing to do a sudden unexpected several-hour shift or even an overnight...or maybe even more. Trust me, I'm going to feel ten times worse about missing a post than all of my readers combined.
  • Admin weekends at least once a month will still be a thing–usually the Monday, but occasionally the Friday, will be cannibalized. I need the extra time to answer emails, clean up menus, catch up on editing and hang out in my  




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