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Why Do I Write So Much ?

This was written back when I was pumping out 5 posts a week almost 200 posts a year. I have slowed down from those lofty numbers. It ends up, I just lost the need to write.

That is a question I keep getting asked when I meet new bloggers, who have read The Canadian Personal Finance Place, they seem somehow in awe of my prolific output, but I think they forget some of the more dubious bits of writing that I have done over the past few years. I have even written about How do you write so much? on the site itself, but let’s look a little closer as to why Sisyphus and I have so much in common.

I end up writing 5 times a week, and I will also Tweet about 10 more posts from this site and from the Canadian Personal Finance site as well, just to keep the content in front of folks eyes. I use hootsuite to make sure I don’t create any Twitter Tsunamis and to time the tweeting a bit better (around lunch time is a good time to bring up older content). The one thing I am very careful with Hootsuite (which I’d like to replace, since it doesn’t do enough) is NOT use their URL shortener, but use the FULL URL from each post, so that Twitter counts that tweet (with the shortened URL it tends to ignore that fact).

All of this still only brings me about 4-500 viewers a day, and I seem to be stuck at that count for now. I am hoping to one day have a breakthrough of sorts, but for now, I guess I must be happy with the numbers for now.

M.C. Escher’s Hand Drawing Hands courtesy Wikipaintings

As for why I spew so much content that I can actually celebrate Post 2500 , I really am not too sure. There are weeks when it is quite painful attempting to piece together content, and other weeks it seems to flow like the Rideau River in May, but I also have a backlog of about 90 Draft posts that go from being almost complete to simple titles that I feel need to be expanded on. That alone means I have about 18 weeks or so of content still to develop.


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