In the last week, I’ve read articles in a half dozen places about setting and managing expectations. As I haven’t said much in a while about what this blog is for, why I write, or how I try to make the blog accessible to everyone, I thought it might be time for some expectation setting of my own.
I blog in hopes of creating some conversation and encouraging thought about the things I write about.
Whether it’s making the most of your tools (like turning your WordPress blog into a personal event manager), or making the most of your writing (by enhancing your mastery of the writing voice), I want you to do better work – and, of course, I want to do better work myself. I’m hoping we can talk about that, and find ways forward together. This is part of why I comment on your blog as well – hoping to continue the conversation.
I also want to make it easy to get to what I’m writing.
As such, here are the ways I make my blog available:
I try to post on a schedule as often as possible – you can rely on most of my posts to appear at or around 6am CST, when I’ve written something in advance.
I import to Twitter – @IanMRountree – through Twitterfeed, so my blog posts pop up automatically even if I’m not there to post them when they’re scheduled.
I have, of course, got a feed. Subscribe through a reader or by email to http://feeds.feedburner.com/IanMRountree – there’s an email subscription entry box on the right sidebar if you’re reading this on my site. Getting the feed is a good way to not miss things.
I also publish the feed automatically to Facebook. For years, it’s gone to my personal profile through RSS Graffiti, but I’ve decided to up my accessibility a little and set up a page for my blog. If Facebook is a place you look for news beyond your friends’ updates, please go like my page – it’s available here: Ian M Rountree – Blog
That’s all I’m doing just now. Have I missed anything? Are there places you look for news that I’m not using which would make it more convenient for you to get connected and keep up? Let me know in the comments if there’s somewhere I should be publishing that would help you reduce the effort needed to subscribe.