Don’t Worry about The Best Times To Post
Maximus: Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line! Stay with me! If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you’re already dead!
Maximus: Brothers, what we do in life… echoes in eternity.
Every dayÂ I stumble across at least one post that offers advice about the best times to post. Every day I read something that talks about when you should do something and it always seemed to be phrased as being some time during the future, but what happens if that day never comes.
What happens If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face and you realize you are already dead? Will you be able to say you lived the sort of life that you wanted to live. Will you be able to look back and know that you played every hand, swung at every pitch and did all that you could to suck the marrow out of the bones of life.
Will people say you were someone who did things or watched as others lived.
Ask me to tell you which of my posts were the most popular and which had the most impact. Ask me to tell you how to leverage that data and how to use my analytics to become more effective and influential and I’ll give you an answer.
But you won’t hear me tell you not to post during the summer, the week between Christmas and New Years or any other supposedly dead time because I don’t believe there is a dead time online or really in life.
There is only now and you don’t know who will knock on the door, click on that link or ask you to write a book/post/story for them.
The only answer I have for you is to post today because it is all we have for certain and I would rather be the guy who was seen living than watching.
Julie Barrett January 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Post and do everything else when the moment strikes with inspiration. That’s what they mean when they say “the present moment is all you have” – it’s now or never, baby.
Jack January 4, 2014 at 10:11 am
Now or never is right.
Brian D. Meeks January 3, 2014 at 7:01 am
Yesterday was my four year anniversary of blogging. I’ve written a post every day since Jan 2, 2010, and three dozen or so guest posts. I usually post between 10 – 11 at night. I’m not at all concerned if that is a good time or not, it’s when I want to do it. That’s what counts for me.
I agree, post when ever it suits you.
Jack January 4, 2014 at 9:44 am
That is a very impressive run. Most people barely last 3 months, let alone years.