Quality Over Quantity

As you all know, I try to write at least one blog article a day. That’s a given. However, apparently I am breaking all kinds of rules intended to regulate how a successful blog is supposed to operate.

Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules. 😉

I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate that you all enjoy what I write here. I take a special pleasure in knowing that somewhere, someone is reading what I post and either chuckling to themselves over how I’m not quite right in the head sometimes or silently shocked that I would often go so far against the grain. Hey, it’s who I am.

I am a firm believer that quality work will always trump a large quantity of the same material. I’ve also been writing long enough to where the “you’re not motivated enough so here’s a kick in the pants to get your going” kind of rules don’t apply to me. Seriously, if you need a set of rules to force you to do something that you supposedly enjoy, then maybe you should reevaluate why you are doing that particular activity in the first place. The proof is in the pudding and I don’t believe that anyone can be forced to do something they don’t subconsciously want to do and if they are, they probably won’t be putting out their best work.

Then there’s the other extreme…

The ones who put out so much stuff that you have to wonder if they actually sleep at night. I mean, come on, I love to write, but even I have days where I simply don’t feel like working on anything. Having a strong output of content isn’t a bad thing, but I prefer to put out material that has some sort of meaning and isn’t just there as an attempt to fill space. We’re better than that, right?

As I’ve said many many many times before, I’ll never tell you how to write or manage your blogs. Find a method that works for you and go for it. Whatever your motivation, be true to yourself and your goals. My blog is merely an extension of my writing endeavors and doesn’t require an extremely large audience because I’ll be putting out article discussions anyway. Plus, I’m not making any money from it.

In the final analysis, I don’t think you have to put out multiple posts everyday if the ones you do put out have significance to your mission statement. Thanks and have a great day. 🙂