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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Quality-Quantity Battle

I'm a bit of a blog reader myself.

Actually I read about three or four blogs regularly but have scoured and checked out hundreds of different blogs at various times. Somehow, only four made it into my regular rotation. Other than having extremely awesome content and great writing, there's a common thread that they all share: each blog's author posts rather infrequently. By that I mean there's only one to two new posts per week.

This is something I wrestle with all the time. I usually post only once or twice per week (and three if it's a REALLY good week). A lot of times I feel like I should post more because I know people look forward to new stuff, plus my blog would get more traffic. The problem is, this page would get totally watered down if I posted more.

There have been quite a few times when I've been about to post a story, rant, advice, or adventure but stopped myself because I didn't think it was good enough. The last thing I want is for this to turn into some sort of personal daily diary or journal. Those things are BORING!!! (and as we all know, I am the OPPOSITE of boring :)

In fact, this post itself is borderline.

BUT, I've thought long and hard and think it's better to only post awesome stuff. Afterall, my awesome readers should expect nothing less!

I actually once considered doing sponsored posting. Sponsored posts are basically short reviews on products that you get paid to write about and post on your blog. Would I make more money? DEFINITELY. Would Your Daily Remedy become less awesome? DEFINITELY.

Not an option.

Not to mention, when you get too much of anything, you become desensitized to it, even if it's great. For example, last weekend was the best weekend its been in a LONG time here in San Diego. Bryan and I decided to hop on beach cruisers and ride around Pacific Beach. God, I forgot how enjoyable that is!

Last summer, this was pretty much a twice weekly routine for us. In fact, even if the weather was sub-par, we still did it. Our quantity was going up but the quality of our rides was suffering. Now, after not having done it for so long, and with the AMAZING weather, the extreme relaxation and awesomeness of beach cruising was SOOO much better than I remembered!

In the Quality-Quantity Battle, Quality should win out most of the time. If it's not, then you're likely letting things get too boring and less awesome.

Theorum number 80 in "Arun's Guide to Lifetime Awesomeness": There exists an "event horizon" in the balance of quality and quantity. Continual accumulation of Quality is optimal so long as this event horizon is not passed. Once the quantity this particular quality essence has passed this line, quality itself begins to suffer and as Postulate 22 states: Awesomeness is directly proportional to quality.

That's your math lesson for the week. Enjoy!

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