so today . . . i am starting my blog early, due to my quest for more sleep. but american idol is on tonight, and even though i tivo it, i kind of prefer to watch it live. so i am going to be up until 10:00 anyway . . . but that isn't true every night, so i am trying to start a new habit--early blogging.
this change will be good for my friend "al," because even though he stays up to watch leno every night, he turns his computer on about 10:00 and starts nagging me about "where is 'so today . . . ?' it is already almost tomorrow. maybe you should call it 'so yesterday . . . '" it's a good thing we are friends or he would really annoy me. then again, obnoxious boys can be a lot of fun--as long as i don't have to be married to them!! i picked a nice guy to live with. (see, i told you i was smart!)
this change in time shouldn't matter to my friends sherry or jess. i know that jess stays up until 2 or 3 a.m. i know this, because she has posted on facebook quite often at that time. and looking at sherry's comments shows me that she reads my blog at all different times of the day and night.
diandra and rollie and rollie's mom read whenever they are on the computer and have time, but usually during the day. so again, posting at 8 or 9 p.m. shouldn't make a difference in their routine.
BUT . . .
this might be a bit of a challenge for my mom and my friend wendy. you see, they both read in the morning, but are up late enough to catch even a 9 p.m. posting. so they are going to have to decide whether to read at night or wait until the morning.
and as for the rest of you . . . assuming there are others who read . . . i don't know who you are, so i can't even make a guess about how this momentous decision will affect you . . .
this is only even an issue, because i have established the pattern of posting at about the same time every day. if i was like every other blogger i am aware of, i would not even be addressing this, because it would not be an issue. nobody else is as, let's say consistent, in their blogging habits as me. but since i am, i've established a certain expectation from those of you who read . . .
as i've mentioned, i read several blogs. i don't check them first thing in the morning, because the people i follow probably go to bed before i do (except diandra, but she is not a late night blogger.) sometimes i will check them late in the morning, sometimes i check them mid-afternoon, but usually i don't check them until i sit down in the evening ready to write mine. it sort of gets me in the mood to write when i read other blogs.
one thing i have noticed is that ALL of the other bloggers write at all different times of the day. NO ONE but me writes at about the same time every day. maybe it is my mild "ocd," maybe it is just my routine, maybe it is the fact that i am easily distracted and so it can take me several hours to actually finish. but i always blog at night and try to post between 10 and 11 p.m. i've tried to blog during the day, even thinking i could do the actual writing during the day and still post it late so as to preserve the synchronicity of my posting (how's THAT for vocabulary!) but i find that i am not so entertaining during the day. hmmmm. i wonder what that means . . . i need to think about that . . .
probably, i have given this a whole lot more thought than any of the people i have mentioned. they will just read it when they catch it. i am sure they are not running around with their heads in their hands saying "oh dear oh dear oh dear! what will i do? when will i read? now i will have to rearrange my whole life because julie is posting her blog AN HOUR EARLY!"
maybe this blogging thing is going to my head . . .