Blogging is back. How? I write ahead and schedule my releases through my website's content management system.
I think I made it past my blogging slump; so much going on between work and everything else, I've finally realized that the only way I can keep up with my blog is to sit down and write away when I am highly motivated.
I've made it no secret that I am a big fan of content management systems
for this very reason. I know, heresy coming from a web developer, right? Not really. Almost all large websites are database
-driven, and a content management system is no different. As a developer, I would rather not spend my time trying to re-invent the wheel [trust me, that's what many web developers live for...]
, when I can focus on extending sound technology and developing better web applications that focus on what the CMS can't do.
So if you have a blog, get used to writing when you have the energy, and schedule a few pieces ahead. Whether you're using WordPress, Blogger or a pure CMS, you'll find that scheduling can help lessen the impact of a blogging slump.
That's [one of]
my New Year's resolution[s]
. Give it a month, things may change. :)
About Tim Staney
has more than ten years (since 1997) of web development experience building enterprise-grade web applications for Fortune 500, small business and not-for-profit enterprises across the United States and Canada over a wide-range of industries. Tim specializes in information architecture, content management with a keen focus on user experience, and social media integration. Tim Staney
is a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida and active member of his community. Staney
regularly presents to professional and community groups, speaking on social media, social marketing, web content management and web strategy.
Tim Staney is a member of the American Marketing Association and <uwebd />, University Web Developers as well as the St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral Communications Task Force. Tim is the Web Content Manager at St. Petersburg College working for the Marketing and Public Information department managing content in the college's Ektron content management system. Tim also teaches courses like Social Marketing for Small Buisness and Designing Effective Websites for St. Petersburg College's Learn to Earn program.
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