I’m coming to believe that one of the lessons I will take away from this challenge (to blog every day in 2012) is that posting every day is not necessarily in a blogger’s best interests. When you first start out, and need to build up a body of content to give your site substance, daily posting might make more sense. But for an established site, adding a new post every single day can be counter-productive. A couple of days ago I did a post asking whether Empire Avenue is “real life” or “just a game”. I was very pleased at all the comments I received and honestly yesterday and today I would have preferred to continue promoting that post and try to continue the discussions it sparked. However, since I am committed to posting every day, I have published more posts and am working on this post for today.
This is not the first time the word banana has come up in these Just 3 Words suggestions. I was really impressed by my friend Wayne‘s comment on my earlier banana post. Wayne pointed out what a fascinating history bananas have, both horticulturally economically and politically. From the botanists who worked diligently for many years to create the Cavendish banana that is a yellow supermarket staple the world over these days to the often corrupt governments in Central American regions where bananas are produced. (Making a mental note to pick up a bunch of bananas the next time I go to the store.)
I apologize that this post isn’t really about the economics of banana happiness. Sometimes the words can be used to create a great post, and other times like today it simply does not work. I thank my friend Jana Vrints for suggesting today’s words, and promise that I will be back tomorrow with a new post. Even if the real life vs. just a game discussion continues to hop and it doesn’t really feel as though I need one. Frankly, I will be glad to make it through the end of the year when I will no longer feel obligated to do a new post every day. Here’s hoping that this finds you having a great Thursday.