Hi guys! We interrupt your regularly-scheduled How Was Your Day post with some info on possible changes that might be coming to the blog: next week, I’m starting a new job, and I don’t know if I’m going to have time to check for and publish posts during the day. I might, but I simply won’t know until I’m done with training and have gotten into the job groove, so I don’t want to bank on it. So, there are several ways to go from here:
1. We just continue on the way things are, except posts will get queued up in the evenings and published the day after they’re submitted. This is generally how things happen now anyway, but we would occasionally miss out on any breaking news.
2. Someone else who has the time and wants the job takes over admin responsibilities (it isn’t hard or time-consuming, and I have no problem passing the torch).
3. I give everyone WordPress “Editor” privileges, which means that you can schedule or publish posts whenever you want, like artdorkgirl can. I think we all know enough about WordPress at this point that this could work, although I would make a general reference post beforehand, just to remind everyone about things like adding “read more” cuts to long posts, or how to add images and links.
I am 100% fine with any of these options, and we also don’t need to decide right away, but I thought it was worth discussing. The only reason I’ve done things the way I have is that when we were first starting out, I didn’t want to run into a situation where we were getting, say, ten posts on one day and then zero the next–having a regular schedule helps sites like this stay afloat, in my experience. But we’ve been pretty consistent for a long time now, and I think any of the above scenarios are workable. We can have an official vote at some point, if necessary.
As a final note: no one worry about this site going anywhere, no matter how busy I, or any of you, might get in the future. If it comes to it, I’ll just write up and queue general chat posts to go up every day, just so we can talk about whatever, because I need to keep talking about whatever with you nerds.
(Okay, now tell me how your day was.)