We are one month into the new year and there have been some very subtle changes to Regular Rumination in the new year. You probably haven’t really noticed them – they’ve been personal goals that I’ve been trying to fulfill slowly and surely. One small thing I have changed is adding a unique title to each of my posts. I decided to do that because I really had only two or three titles that I would change slightly. Such as Review – Title – Author, TSS – Date. Maybe once in a small while I’d have a uniquely titled post, and honestly I can’t really tell you if it made any difference, but it seems important to have a title that properly evokes what the post is about. So tell me, does that make a difference when you’re reading a post? Do you even really notice the titles of blog posts?
I’ve also been trying to make my posts more well-crafted. This has been a very personal goal over the past month or so. I became a little disappointed with the overall quality of my reviews. The writing was less than great and a lot of times I felt like I was just posting to post, even if I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to say about a book. It became more important to have a post for you to read than to really spend a lot of time with a post. Part of the problem is the fact that I have less time when I’m in school, so I would rush to finish a review. I realize now that I would rather have a well-crafted review than four posts a week. Maybe that should have been obvious, but to be honest, at the end of last year it really wasn’t. Maybe if this hasn’t been as noticeable as I think, that’s probably a good thing, but I hope that the quality of my posts is better than it once was.
Well, that’s all for this Sunday. I have lots of things to think about, but for today I will be reading In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker and Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa for class. What are you reading?