Content Schedule

For several years now, I’ve adhered to a rather strict posting frequency here on Beyond the Rhetoric. Some items are a mainstay in the content schedule, like the Sunday Snippet and What’s Up Wednesdays. Other items filter through to occupy the rest of the week with grammar tips, restaurant reviews, and–most recently–thoughts on parenting and the WAHD lifestyle.

All this time, you could expect to see a brand new post on this blog six days a week with the noted exception of Saturday; I dropped that day a few years ago. In the early days of Beyond the Rhetoric, I only published content when inspiration struck and this resulted in a rather unpredictable schedule. Later on, I recognized the value of predictability both for my own sake (for my work ethic and creativity) and for the sake of you, the reader. Daily blogging is a tremendous exercise in dedication and discipline.

Moving forward, I’m not necessarily as convinced as to what I want to do. If I had all the time in the world, of course I would keep up this (near) daily schedule. This blog is a hobby, in some ways, but it’s also a passion, a creative outlet, and a professional tool, albeit in a somewhat passive manner. The truth is finding enough time to accomplish everything I want to accomplish is becoming increasingly difficult. Between my blogging here, the projects I take on with my clients, and the responsibilities as a work-at-home husband and father, it’s not easy.

And so, I’m forced to prioritize.

It’s clear enough that the income I earn from my “day job” as a freelance writer far surpasses the decidedly humble ad revenue that this blog generates. It’s also clear enough that spending quality time with my infant daughter is very high on my priority list.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Beyond the Rhetoric definitely isn’t going anywhere. It’s just that the content schedule may see some adjustment over the course of the next several months. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, I’m open to guest posts from the right people on the right subjects, so don’t hesitate to pitch me with your ideas.

Happy blogging and thank you for your continued support.