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My Slightly Crazy Blogging Plans

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Hi, friends! In this post I’d like to briefly explain my plans for Perfect Chaos moving forward, as well as request your feedback on those plans. As you will see if you read on, the changes I’m proposing are fairly major, and I would love for as many of you as possible to get behind me as I make the transition into a new schedule, for without you, I am nothing! (he says with both truth and melodrama!).

An Overview of my Plans

With the blog tour now finished, and now that my new book has been released into the wild and all the hard work of researching, writing, editing, etc, is over, it’s time to move forward and embark upon a new blogging adventure. Well, I say new, but some of my plans involve a return to the kind of schedule I was employing for a few months last year.

Looking over my stats (which I don’t do religiously, but it can be quite interesting to reflect upon these things from time to time!) I noticed that the best period for my blog in terms of traffic and engagement was when I was blogging four times a week to a set schedule last year. I also had some feedback from some of you recently that you missed me blogging to that schedule (and I miss that schedule too!). So, to take the words of a sermon title from inspirational pastor T. D. Jakes completely out of context, you are going to get it back again!

But wait, there’s more! I’m going to be introducing a new kind of post, and it’s something I’m a little anxious about. I haven’t been earning an income over the last few months, partly because I inherited a little money after my dear grandmother passed away, which enabled me to pay my rent and living expenses while dedicating a lot of time to doing the single most important thing I’ve ever done — writing and releasing God’s Grand Game.

My funds are drying up now and it’s unlikely, in the short-term at least (and I won’t even speculate about the long-term), that I’ll be earning a wage from book sales. I have a mental health condition, which entitles me to some financial support from the government, but to the extent that I am able to do so I would like to work — especially if that work involves doing what I love (which as you may be aware is everything related to writing, philosophy, theology, and music).

With all of the above in mind, I’ve hatched a plan! The idea is that (in a creative way that in no way compromises the quality of my content) I will be able to make a little money from blogging in order to supplement the funds I receive from the government for my mental health condition. Read on to discover how I intend to do that…

My New Schedule

Monday Music
A short post introducing a piece of music to inspire, move, and excite readers of the blog at the start of the week.

Thursday Theology
A reflection on a topic linked to theology, accompanied by a video I have freshly filmed and edited. Examples of topics to be covered include free will, morality, suffering, the nature of God, and interfaith dialogue.

Friday Philosophy
Every Friday I will present a snapshot of a different philosopher from history and offer a concise reflection on something meaningful and interesting that they have contributed to the history of ideas.

Saturday Sponsor
Every Saturday I will publish a sponsored feature, which might be a guest post, a post I have written on behalf of a sponsor, or some other kind of collaboration with a reputable and relevant partner.

Sunday Summary
I will present a brief recap of my week in blogging, along with a few personal reflections on my life at this time and a ‘Question of the Week’ to engage with readers in a fun way.

Some Closing Thoughts

Let me just say that if God gives me the energy I need in order to pull it off I think this is going to be an amazing new chapter in the life of Perfect Chaos! I’m really excited. There will be more quality content focused on philosophy and theology than ever before (there will have to be if I’m going to attract anyone to sponsor a post!) and posting a video once a week is going to be tiring, but a lot of fun!

I’m very scared, but also excited to see whether, with your support, I can make this schedule work. And trust me, it will need your support. And I don’t expect that support in return for nothing, I’m going to give this new schedule 100%, as I always try to do, in everything I do *sheds a brief tear!*


Thank you for reading! What are your thoughts on the new schedule? Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below, even if you think I’ve lost the plot entirely 😁

42 comments

  1. Melodrama! I just knew you would be a great actor when I saw your fantastic ‘Bill Sykes’ photograph! 😀. I think your blogging plans are spot on, Steven. It’s good to have an organised agenda and it will be good for us, your readers, to have something to look forward to. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did being challenged by reading your book, so I look forward to forming many more neural pathways via your blog posts. ☺

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    1. Aww thanks Lesley, you’re so kind. Actually, acting was one of my better subjects back at school! I’m glad you’re on board with my plans, I really value your opinion and support. Have a blessed day my friend!

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  2. Congrats on your new release! I just grabbed myself a Kindle copy and look forward to reading it 🙂 As for the changes: change is good. You sound very happy about the future and I hope this new schedule works for you!

    Take care and God bless,
    Yari

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  3. Looks like a lovely variety of themes! Congratulations on completing and releasing your book into the wild, Steven. Enormous creative project and birthing. Plentiful blessings to you as you set about on this new blogging adventure! Jamie

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    1. Thank you, that’s very encouraging! Those profiles of philosophers are great fun because it’s educational for me doing the research and I love thinking about different perspectives. Have a blessed week 🙂

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  4. Sorry, I get a whole list of blogs in my email on Mondays and it often takes the whole week to read and respond to them! I often struggle to get out my weekly Friday blog for my own site, so sorry if I don’t delve into all of your posts in a week. Thank you for diligently doing the work for those who want to see them all! To God be the glory!

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    1. Thanks, Annie! When I consider the fact I’m planning to post five times a week, it does feel pretty ambitious… perhaps overly so! I’ll have to see how I get on. It’s the Thursday and Friday posts that will be particularly effort- and time-consuming. Great to be connected with you and I’m looking forward to checking out more of your blog, too! Blessings, Steven

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  5. Sounds like you will be busy, but considering you released an album and a book within a year of each other, you seem to thrive when you have plenty to do! I am looking forward to you devoting more time to blogging, and the prospective schedule sounds great. 🙂

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