There’s no denying that it has been pretty slow around here this year. This is partly due to my unreliable new co-blogger:
On the other hand, I think this has just exacerbated a pre-existing issue, which is my chronic terror that something I post might not be interesting or awesome or air-tight enough (Incidentally, this is one reason I don’t publish model results or predictions very often: Even if they’re right, they’re still going to be wrong half the time, which is obv unacceptable). This gets even worse after any period of inactivity, since I feel extra pressure to come back with a bang. But expecting everything I post to be a 150-page ebook in the making is pretty ridiculous, especially now that my time is more of a limited resource.
After considering various options, I’ve decided the best thing to do is commit to a minimal but rigid release schedule, quality be damned. So, starting tomorrow, I will be posting something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5PM PST, even if I have to pull a thought out of thin air at 4:45 and text it in. Presumably this will decrease the average quality of my posts, but I’m hopeful that it will be an improvement on no posts at all (no guarantees).
Tomorrow’s edition will be some odds and ends about this year’s ESPN Stat Geek Smackdown. But after that, it’s mystery meat as far as the eye can see.