September 17, 2012
Loosening the ties that bind
Since August 2004 I've strived to post 8 times daily, one minute after the hour, from 9:01 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, seven days a week x 365 days a year.
In the past few weeks I've missed my Swiss Railroad/Japanese train-like regularity on more than a few occasions, with all 8 posts eventually appearing but sometimes with gaps of several hours between entries, such that the day's last post has appeared as late at 8:01 p.m.
At first I got all bent out of shape about my falling short of my usual and customary schedule but in the past few days I've come to realize that I have had a much better time with this less rigorous and rigid pattern.
So don't be surprised if from now on posts continue to appear with less than clockwork-like regularity.
Less constraint = more joy where I live and I'm going to keep it that way.
Your thoughts and suchlike on this deviation from the norm are welcomed.
No — no more cowbell.
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Posted by: John | Sep 19, 2012 9:17:33 AM
You have my admiration for your posting frequency, and would still have it at 6, 4, or 2 or 1 post a day -- or none for a well-deserved vacation of any length. This is my favorite blog.
Thanks for producing it.
Posted by: Ron Geraci | Sep 19, 2012 12:43:59 AM
we will see what that inner OCD has to say about that
Posted by: sherlock | Sep 18, 2012 10:42:03 PM
Ditto, I check with a wanton disregard for regularity. Post as it suits you, I'll still be grateful.
Posted by: tamra | Sep 18, 2012 6:09:57 AM
Hey, fella! This isn't medicine. The patient won't die if you miss the exact time. Anxiety strikes deep... chill out!
Heck, I'd almost pay your daily expert fee if you took a few days off and helped me with my little project. That's "almost" - no offer made - this is not an entreaty to enter into a contract for services.
Whew! That anxiety of yours is catching.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 17, 2012 11:13:25 PM
My once a day has sometimes been a stretch for me. I look forward to your missives, whenever they appear. Please do carry on, on whatever schedule suits you.
Posted by: Matt Penning | Sep 17, 2012 7:54:56 PM
Keep it enjoyable for yourself! :)
Posted by: Caffeinated Joe | Sep 17, 2012 7:35:46 PM
Yes, yes, go with the flow. If you'd like to post in your jammies at midnight, do so.
Posted by: Kay | Sep 17, 2012 7:08:31 PM
I am not in favor of change. It disturbs my presence.
Posted by: clifyt | Sep 17, 2012 6:03:03 PM
More sweater! Less belly!
More Gray Cat!
Less constraint = more joy = more enjoyable posts = yay!
Posted by: Flautist | Sep 17, 2012 5:33:39 PM
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