Since our traffic increased significantly last summer (about the time of the GOP convention), I have been trying to write a few posts every night before I go to bed on the West Coast so y’all can have fresh content when y’all check the blog first thing in the morning. But, I find that when I blog on night, not only do I sleep in, but I also check the blog myself in the morning. And that cuts into the time I devote to my dissertation research (and writing). (I found mornings work best for such reading.)
So, at least for the rest of the summer, I plan on blogging a lot less in the evenings, will still try (as best I can) to schedule one new post for your morning reads, but will return to the past practice of doing the bulk of my blogging in the afternoon PST (late afternoon/early evening EST).
Also, I don’t know that I’ll be jumping into the comment threads as much as I have in the past. In the early days of the blog, I almost never checked the threads, only to be upbraided by a reader who encouraged to me to jump in. I may also try to do a kind of “random thoughts” post (like Jennifer Rubin’s Flotsman & Jetsam at Commentary Contentions where I offer cursory commentary on the news of the day or on life in general.
The long and short of it is that I have fallen way behind on my dissertation–and want to complete that in a timely manner, so need to adjust my blogging to give myself adequate time to devote to my scholarship.
Hopefully, with Nick blogging more regularly, we should be providing you just as much reading material as we have in the past. And maybe Bruce will find a bit more free time in his day as well. 🙂
—B. Daniel Blatt.