Good Omens in the Mailbox

20200121_234931I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment.

I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. The reasons for this are twofold.  The first is that this seems to lead to more viewers.  Like a lot of people, but not all, I am trying to grow this blog and when I publish might be important.  (If you think, or know, that another time of day is better, please let me know)  The other, and more important reason, is that I wait until I go to bed so that I can reflect on my day and choose the Perfect Moment.  This also helps set myself at ease and I have some nice thoughts to fall asleep to.

Last night, I was too tired to even really decide what was the Perfect Moment and had to wait until I woke up and made a list of great moments before choosing one as the Perfect Moment (you should see what I rejected). So, really, it was almost the afternoon by the time I wrote the post about my trip to South Africa.

By the time all that was done, I was looking out my kitchen window when I realized that I hadn’t put the compost and recycling bins away. One of my neighbours had kindly moved them to the front of my garage, but they still needed to be put away.  After doing this, I also considered that the mail carrier had probably already been by and there might be mail in my mailbox.

How surprised was I to find a new catalogue for Exodus Cycling trips? I quite literally had just published the post where I wrote about the trips I had taken with them and about the one I am going to take.  Like I wrote a couple of posts ago, the coincidences are piling up and I am taking them all as good omens.

There’s no way I can start planning for 2021, but I will definitely flip through the book during my commute to work in the morning.

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Just some questions for blog writers out there.

  • Do You write your posts at the same time every day?
  • Does it matter when you publish your blogposts?
  • Do you see a difference in the number of readers if you publish at different times?
  • Do you have enough time to read all the blogs you follow?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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10 Responses to Good Omens in the Mailbox

  1. Jinjer says:

    Do You write your posts at the same time every day? – NO
    Does it matter when you publish your blogposts? – NO
    Do you see a difference in the number of readers if you publish at different times? – I don’t pay attention to stats so I couldn’t tell you.
    Do you have enough time to read all the blogs you follow? – Yes. I use Feedly so it keeps track of where I left off. Sometimes I’m several days behind, but I get caught up eventually.

  2. I am behind on reading. But alas, I’m at a rink right now and have time to catch up. 🙂
    I write when I can, my favorite time is early mornings before anyone is up.
    Sometimes I write and save it till later. Either because I’m not happy with the words, or because I want to ponder. I occasionally schedule a post too.

  3. Hunida says:

    Crazy how everything just keeps aligning with your trip!

    To answer your questions:
    -I don’t *have to but, yes, my blog writing time usually lands around the same time everyday.
    -I don’t care when I publish my posts, as long as it’s before midnight & not too close to my last post.
    -There is definitely more views if I ever have a chance to post in the morning or schedule something for around 8 AM. Not sure if there is any more interaction though.
    -I can’t stay up-to-date with all the bloggers I follow but I do find time to read them all eventually. 😊 I try not to follow more than 200 blogs at a time, too!

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