I currently write three blog posts a week, two (on Monday and Wednesday) for "Corporate Politics -- The Blog" and one on Fridays in my "Writing Journal." Unless I'm out of town when I normally have skipped posts altogether. I recently built an Index for the posts on Corporate Politics, and was surprised to find are now almost 250 of them.
250 posts is a lot. As I went back through the list, I noticed a bit of redundancy and a lot of pretty interesting older material. The inspiration for more than half of my blog posts came from a book written by a friend of many years, John Samuels. John published a book called "Lessons Learned the Hard Way" (you should probably buy a copy if you enjoy my Corporate Politics blog) earlier this year, and I was lucky enough to involved in the editing process. John kindly allowed me to put my own twist on his "lessons," which, for the past couple of years, provided me with a road map for my Corporate Politics blog.
That road has come to its inevitable end. This week I posted the book's final "Lessons...."
Finding fresh business perspectives for commentary is hard work -- particularly if you're trying to avoid rehashing the same old topics. While I wouldn't say I'm having an "inspiration drought," I recognize that producing close to 100 original blog posts every year is more work than I should sign up for -- in addition to my other endeavors, that is.
Additionally, I've noticed that some of my oldest posts are the most popular -- specifically ones related to "Behaviors bosses hate in their subordinates" and "Boss types that drive subordinates crazy."
So here's the plan:
I'm going to take a week's break. Beginning on November 10th, I will switch my Monday posts to a "Classic" format. I'll start by republishing each of the posts in the above two series. Of course, they'll get a facelift and a re-edit. In some cases, I'll add content to further flesh out the ideas. These posts will be identified as "Classics" in the description lines.
Wednesday posts will continue to be new content.
The Friday Writing Journal posts at this point will not change (until I start to run out of ideas for them, too!)