Back to blogging
Many apologies to my readers for my absence from the blogging front over the past two weeks -- I've been a bit busy between work, travel, and heavy equipment (see the photo) that's been sitting in the front yard of my house. As you may know, we recently bought a house and are in the midst of a teardown/rebuild. (If you have any interest in following our construction adventures, my husband has started a blog (his first!) about the project at my-new-house.blogspot.com.)
As I catch up on several fronts, I'm planning to post frequently to make up for my absence. I'll be at the Yahoo analyst day on Wednesday and have several posts in the works.
This brings up an interesting point -- I recently did an interview with Shel Israel for his new book on "Web 2.0" (you can read the interviews, part 1 and part 2) and he described me as a "binge blogger" which I found very appropriate. I don't have the bandwidth nor the discipline to maintain a daily blogging habit. My personality type also tends toward procrastination and keeping options open (I'm an ENFP).
So my question to you bloggers out there is what processes, tools, and tricks of the trade you employ that keep you a happy and *regular* blogger? I'm looking for any best practices you've found helpful, from offline authoring tools to scheduling time in your calendar to write. Feel free to add your thoughts below or email them to me -- I and many others will certainly benefit!