A good blogger lets her reading public know before she goes on vacation, not five days after she gets back. And she certainly does not let a long list of potential post topics muddle her to the point where she doesn't know what to write about and so writes about nothing.
So I guess we've established that I'm not a very good blogger. But as an exercise, I'd like to practice being one. So: a resolution. Starting today (Wednesday, September 1, 2010), I'm going to post three times a week for the next month. That'll be something in the Monday/Wednesday/Friday range, though I might do more of a Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday thing, since I understand it's bad form to blog at work.
In addition, as part of this little outing, I'm going to try a little exercise for myself. A few people I know from online have started book blogs recently, and I picked up a NYT Book Review and some free publication the library was handing out, and I've been thinking of the form of the book review.
That's not really what I do here. This is more of a personal blog with a book theme, at least to me. It's about my hobby, my personal experience of reading all these books, not so much the books themselves. That's less because I think that I'm worth reading about and more because I know for a fact that I'm an authority on it.
Also, to be honest, not a lot of people want to hear about the spasms I went into when I found out that Mockingjay was in transit - finally! - or exactly what about Jenna Starborn is making it less compelling than Sharon Shinn's other books. Like so many other blogs, I consider this a venue for things I want to blab about but can't convince anyone to listen.
It seems like I should be able to use this space constructively, though. So during September Of The Ambitious Posting Schedule, I'm going to try to write a Real Review every week. This will include a synopsis but not spoilers, and an evaluation based on slightly more than whether I loved or hated the book. I'd really like to see if I can write something structured without turning it into an academic paper. History says no, but my Magic 8 Ball says 'Ask again later.' I'll take all the encouragement I can get.