Well, we’re here again… I’m writing again, which is lovely. Not that I ever stopped, mind you. I just had to focus on writing… other things. (I’ll officially be able to say what soon.)
But now that I’m trying to get back in the game, I’ve been thinking about what my new content schedule should look like. Or rather, what it will look like.
Why have a content schedule?
It might seem like a silly thing, but it’s actually really important. A content schedule is essentially the roadmap that helps me plan and create better material for you based on the strategy for the blog, which is to encourage you in your faith in Jesus by pointing you to great books and God’s Word.
And whether you’re aware of it or not, everyone has a content schedule (even if it’s a bad one). If you read TGC or Challies.com, you’ll see distinct patterns. On gospelproject.com, a site I manage, you’ll see that we’re very consistent with what we post and when (and also how often).
So, al that to say, content schedules are awesome.
What’s the new schedule?
Here’s what you can expect to see on a regular basis on Blogging Theologically:
- Monday will see the release of new episodes of Table of (mal)Contents, the podcast where Dave Schroeder, Barnabas Piper and I talk books. Sometimes things get weird on this show, because co-peopling.
- Tuesday and Thursday will feature a new article (devotional thought or review), or an excerpt of a post I’ve written for another website. It may also be a video that I’ve done with The Gospel Project or a sermon I’ve preached. Expect something in the neighborhood of 300-500 words on the high end.
- Wednesday will feature all-new content. This will generally be a longer-form piece, between 700 and 1500 words on average.
- Friday will feature a series of curated articles and videos for your enjoyment. Expect 3-5 items in every post.
I’ll be taking the weekends off, which is going to be the big challenge for me (since I don’t do “rest” all that well, and I need to set those boundaries for myself.
This seems like a pretty manageable schedule for this season of life. Whether it stays as 5 days a week remains to be seen, but it’s entirely possible that Tuesdays and Thursdays could return to being entirely original content at some point (depends on the demands on my time). Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing how the new schedule goes. It should be fun!