Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The mechanics of regular blogging

Chris Blattman sums it up:
My only worry: The trouble with posting substantive stuff daily is that the regimen is hard to maintain. Most academic bloggers burn out after a couple of years of this.
I am on year four. My secret to longevity? Six days out of seven I cut and paste peculiar drivel I that catches my interest on the web. Sometimes I even read part of the papers I reference. Once in a while I re-read a draft before hitting “Publish”. And on the seventh day, I rant. The secret is out!
I resolve more or less daily to increase the ratio on this blog of economics (or at least econometrics) to amusement of various sorts but Chris is correct about the time constraint. It binds with a vengeance.

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