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Saturday, 16 June 2012

When do you do it and how many times?


Well, in my pursuit to be authentic I carried out a small survey prior to writing this and the feedback I received was not only amazing, it was, at certain points amusing as well.
The choices and behavioural patterns were as different as the variety of participants. There is however not a bunch who can be considered as ‘majority’.
Some like to do it in the privacy and peace of their bedroom traditionally, while others do not let go of a chance even when travelling.
Some like a calm and serene atmosphere (not necessarily with dimmed lights and scented candles), while others are not deterred even by scorching sun and city traffic.
There are folks going for it say once a week, while some do it once a fortnight or a month.
We shall agree that it depends on one’s inclination and capacity, but the availability of suitable opportunities cannot be ruled out either.
In view of the above there are some more energetic and capable ones who do it(...hold your breath!) five times a day...who of course are frowned upon by less frequency wallas, the reason being they ‘believe in quality, not quantity’.
I personally do not completely agree with them as I have seen quality in bigger numbers too sometimes.
The most common frequency, however, was ranging from once to thrice a week unless some extreme urgency crops up unforeseen.
The regular ones have their likes and dislikes for timing as well. Some prefer the night--as there are no disturbances--some go for an early morning round because of an obvious ‘high energy level’ time, some, who can afford, like to relax with it during a leisurely siesta, while a lot many are hard pressed for time, hence cannot fix schedules and do it casually whenever they can steal an opportunity. This variety would settle even for a quickie in between other routine tasks, their motto being ‘just do it!’ spontaneously.
So this was my study of people from different walks and strata. My friends might like know the same about me, hence I give below my preferences together with reasons thereof:
1.       I like to do it on alternate days, say once in 48 hrs or thrice a week, to provide my readers with an equal spacing between my posts, so they can re-read, make a comment or review other flow-backs if they so wish.
2.       Regular intervals I guess make my readers expect for the next post around the pre-set time.
3.       One post at a time narrows-down the attention of such a vast number of readers, and they can concentrate better on it.
4.       As about the time, I prefer to do it after lunch from the solitude of my office, this being a time of the day when all others are lethargic after food and I’m less likely to be interrupted.
5.       Another reason for this particular time is that once the posting is done I can check some responses before calling it a day. I use my evenings/late evenings reading(books) or writing(on paper) and avoid working on a laptop even for a pleasurable activity like this (pun not intended)

Are there any other frequencies or preferences of time than given in the above write-up?

All valued readers are requested to give their feedback for inclusion in my next one (the names will not be disclosedJ)

Thanks a lot!!

80 comments:

  1. what a brilliant idea for a post. the suspense was nicely built up, and the sigh of relief made my family members wonder what i was doing. great one, amit.

    my frequency depends on my ability to generate posts that i consider worthy of my readers. when they come in abundance, i stock them up in drafts, to rework and release later. my preferred time of day is early morning for creating the post, and afternoons for editing, seo and posting.

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    1. ...so you too are an 'afternoon guy'?:D
      Thanks a lot Subho for your patient reading:) Glad you liked and cared to comment:)

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  2. agree with you. spacing is important because we put a lot of effort and time writing a post, and we don't want any of our posts to go unnoticed. for me, i am just too lazy to write frequently so the interval is automatically taken care of :D

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    1. Thank you Deb for agreeing on frequency too:D

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  3. Naughty Amit ji :-P Nice idea to keep people hooked till the end of the post :)

    Well, my frequency of posts depends on what strikes me and which make me feel that I can share it here in this place. Good one indeed :)

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    1. Thank you Sonia for sharing your reasons:) Glad you liked it:)

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  4. well , i do it every night once i am back home 11pm on wards till 2am , its me nd my laptop in complete silence with my 3 dogs :)

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  6. I took a resolution to post everyday in June, and i am loving this experiment. Every night, even if I am exhausted, I have made it a habit to post something before sleeping. Some of the posts were written when the idea struck while travelling in a bus. So with no fixed time of the day, but having cultivated a habit of writing everyday has helped silence my inner critic!
    Nice post, amit ji :)

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  7. I try and do it every night but sometimes even if i wish i cannot pen down anything.

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  8. Good idea for a post...I am quite an indisciplined blogger-doing it whenever i get time enough to write at least half the post uninterrupted.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Cousin:)for your understanding:D

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  10. haha...your clever. You know how to hold your readers' interest right up to the very end, don't you.

    I'm a nocturnal creature. I prefer night -- late night, when I'm done with the cooking and the dishes and everybody else is snoring away. As far as the frequency is concerned, I'm not too disciplined. I try to update my travel blog once a week. As for the other one -- only when I'm aching to write. :)

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    1. Thank you Divya:) hope you liked:)

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  11. interesting figures..i might add i agree with some of the facts!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Sush:)for agreeing to some extent:)

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  12. Goodness...I heaved a sigh of relief after reaching the end.....ROFL!
    My frequency is erratic...I write when my mind prompts me to write :)))

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    1. :) Thank you Panchali :) hope you liked:)

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  13. LOL!!! I just do it when I get some time in between my work and two kids !

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    1. LOL:D Thank you Tangy:) Glad you enjoyed:D

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  14. :)) Good one!
    I am committed to do it daily and I love doing it!! ;)

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    1. :) Thank you Deepak:) You are the one whose quality doesn't deteriorate by the number of times:D

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  15. hahahaha.... Amit ji.... i would say as well, Naughty-Amit ji... :P :P :P Though the best time for me... is night!!! and the-bestest time is 1 am to 4 am.. :) :) and the frequency? no comments!! haven't been able to write anything since a month!! logged in today on indibloger to find your post... :) :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jayant:) for so many smileys:) indicating that you truly enjoyed:) I'm obliged:)
      I present my valued readers with some funny stuff
      sometimes to keep them from getting bored with my usual shaayri:)

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  16. Man, I envy the dreamy office you work in (pun intended)! I am a sworn night owl. Most of my posts take birth in the blood-curdling entrails of nights!

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    1. hahaha...I steal those moments to make it dreamy...thank you Uma:)

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  17. I started reading your post on a silent note and then within seconds my eyes almost glued to the screen. You know, we college going guys....:(

    Well their is nothing like spacing or certain frequency in my posts....:( If people appreciate my post, i give them new the very next day. And if they don't, i simply give them sign of relief for the whole week..:D

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    1. ...so it must have been a treat to all collegian friends(at the end I mean)with a sigh of relief:)
      Thank you Ashish:)

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  18. Smart post Amit ji... I like it... I like it...

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    1. Thanks a lot Vijay...thank you,thank you:):)

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  19. hahahahhaha!!!!! u had me for some time!!! made me laugh a lot!! good one!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sneha:) I'm obliged:)

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  20. I haven't done it since the past 5 weeks, after reading this post I realized what am I missing since the past 5 weeks. Definitely will try to do it more often. :D Yes, the frequency is very important, I wish I could do it everyday, I could even settle for every two to three days. I guess now you can understand what my condition is by not posting for whole 5 weeks. :D

    Absolutely brilliant Amitji. Loved the suspense and humor. :)

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    1. ...a wonderful rejoinder as a comment Akshay:) Thanks a lot for liking it:D

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  21. Lol..suspense filled post Amit. I am quite infrequent and it is generally late evenings and on holidays !!

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    1. Thank you Engram:) glad you enjoyed:)

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  22. Really God one !!
    unique idea amit sir :)

    Thanks
    Anu

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    1. Thanks a lot Anu:) glad you liked it:)...and the idea:)

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  24. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very cleverly crafted post! :)

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    1. Welcome here Gunjan, plz make it more often:) Thanks a lot for your comment and liking my post:)

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  25. The answer is one word Amitji - 'Depends' :) ..On time available, on whether any idea or words form in my poor brain, whether I dont have any other urgent chores to attend to, or places to visit etc.... :) Try to do atleast one per week though!

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  26. :-) good post :-)
    My post normally depends on completion of my projects in arts and crafts.

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  27. The following comment has been received from Firoz Shakir:

    Was trying to post this comment on your blog but it just would not happen

    Thank you
    Amit I was reluctant to click your post I have gone spiritually celibate so a for a serious moment I did hesitate ..beggars cant be choosers forked intentions broken plate ..but being a photoblogger from flickr I enter hearts through indiblogger in divine gates ..a poetic thought duplicate ..peace through blog inculcate ,,,without diatribe or unnecessary dialogue or debate ..rest I leave it to my beggar poets fatalistic trait .. pure luck by chance people fortuitously call fate ..

    take care
    firoze shakir

    beggar poet

    thanks for your support every time ..

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    1. ...( I have thanked Firoze bhai for his poetic comment)

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  28. great writing,,,for sure men have got dirty minds...(after reading the comments)

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    1. Welcome here Gunjan:) plz make it more often for cleaner stuff:) Thank you:)

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  29. nice one Mr. Amit, I do it twice a week specially on sunday and some weekday. I like to post when I am tension free.

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    1. Thank you Raksha:) Welcome, plz come again:)

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  30. I just realized how dirty my mind is ;)

    well, I'm new to blogging. So I post whenever I think the the post is worth publishing. No particular schedule. :)

    Nice post sir. :)

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    1. ...why blame yourself Mani? According to studies we all are 100% like that;)Welcome here plz come again:) Thank you for liking it;)

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  31. Very smartly written!Loved it.. :)
    I'm trying to regularly blog thrice a week.

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    1. Welcome Rahul, thanks a lot for liking it, plz keep coming here:)

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  32. I do it when I am motivated. Great writing style, you kept me reading till the end.

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    1. Thank you Gmail invitations:) glad you liked:)

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  33. I do once a week, religiously, taking lot of time in preperation till the end :)

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    1. Thanks a whole lot Rahul, for the smartest comment:)

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  35. A great post about 'posts'!

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  36. Good one...Looking at other, all I can say is..that I am not doing it as much as I would love to! But then, that is what we call middle age crisis...LOL.

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  37. Smartly crafted post...enjoyed reading it! :)

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    1. Thank you Kitty:) Glad you enjoyed:)

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  38. I came across your blog sir via Saru Singhal and Rousing Cadence and what a first impression it was. Loved the creative way of asking people and the title was bang on...:)

    I generally don't have a particular time. Whenever I feel like I write and keep it as drafts. I try to post one blog every week.

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    1. Welcome here Prashanth, plz make it more often:) Glad you liked this post:) Thank you:)

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  39. I first thought you meant prayers -- especially when I came to the five times a day routine, but never thought it was about blogging :) I used to blog more frequently, but of late have been erratic, travelling and other commitments allow me to blog only maybe once a week :)

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    1. ...your comment is smarter than my post:) Thank you Zephyr:) Welcome here again and often:)

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  40. i do it whenever i feel like doing it, irrespective of anything.

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