The Importance of Consistency

Posted: January 11, 2019 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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I only have myself to blame. This blog was getting to the point, where about once a week I would have as many as 300 hits. The other days were usually somewhere between 50 and 100. It felt like I was really gaining momentum though I still can’t quite explain the spikes, but I digress. Then life happened. It was all great stuff, but my posts became more sporadic. Predictably the traffic fell dramatically, which kind of bums me out. For these first weeks of the year, I am back to daily posting and while I am still trying to get a handle on how much is too much, the plan is to continue as long as I have something viable to say. I don’t think that will be an issue. I have a lot to say about this world of creativity, creative ministry, etc.

So why do I share this. Consistency is huge in the creative life. We have to be regular and trustworthy or our audience will find someone who is and we’ll be left wondering what happened. As creatives, we are all vying for an audience that has limited time and attention. That they would invest some of that valuable time and attention on you and me is really humbling, and we should value it enough to be consistent, while offering the highest quality content we can.

I want to state publicly that I don’t know if a daily post is realistic at this season of my life, and there may come a time when I have to cut back, but should that happen, I will notify you, tell you what the new schedule will be and I will stick to that schedule or at least I will do my best.

While I am on this topic, you should know I am traveling over the next few days to minister at a church I really love, that have done me the honor of hosting me many times. The only difficulty with this particular place is their wifi and cell reception are really spotty. I am going to make a real effort to post through this trip, but if I miss a day or two, that’s why.

One last thing. Are the prompts helpful. Is it okay that I am sending them as a separate post or would something else be better? I’d love to get your opinions on this.


Dave Weiss

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