I read Jessica Faust's post this morning over at BookEnds about re-evaluating how much time she wants to put into blogging. I can really sympathize with this, and I wonder if agents in general all will get to this point after some amount of time, the way Miss Snark one day woke up and said, "I think I've covered about everything about agenting I feel like I need to cover." If new writers would peruse through the archives of agent blogs like BookEnds and Miss Snark and Nathan Bransford, they would find just about everything they need to get their publishing career started without looking like an idiot, so even though writers like the immediacy and feedback of the live blog, I can imagine agents feel like they are constantly going over the same things.
Maybe it's not the same for writers, but it sure feels that way to me. How many times can I post about voice and queries and marketing techniques and POV without feeling like I'm a broken record? While I throw in family posts every now and then, I try to keep this blog mostly about writing, and I'm getting to the point where I feel like I've said it all before. Also, writing the first draft of a WIP is not always particularly interesting to blog about. How many days do you want to read about me wrestling to get down 500 words so I can call it a day?
I'm thinking of coming up with a schedule - something specific to blog about every day (or three times a week maybe). Like family/personal stuff one day, writing stuff one day, etc. That way, instead of floundering for something to write about, I have a guideline. And you as readers can know to skip the days you aren't interested in in case you don't want to hear about my writing, marketing, or personal stuff. Of course, the worry in that is that it won't feel fresh.
What is it that keeps you going back to certain blogs every day? And how do you keep your own feeling fresh?