One of the problems I had during the month when Operation Gadget focused on the 2005 Tour de France is that writing became a really intense process for me. This was an outgrowth of an email exchange I had with Frank Steele of TDFblog.com at the beginning of July in which we agreed that so many more people were blogging the Tour de France this year than had previously that we both felt we had to focus on what differentitated our sites from others.
I tried to put an emphasis on quality over quantity and stay away from reporting stage results. This was successful in several ways, such as the three articles I got out of my opportunity to interview Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen:
- Liggett and Sherwen Think that Lance Will Not Have a Second Act as a Triathlete
- Leblanc Made the Tour de France a Top International Television Event
- Liggett on the Saint-Etienne Time Trial Course
I looked back on my productivity in the week following the Tour, however, and saw that I was still in that mode in spite of the fact that I should be moving on.
I started thinking about this because I found myself abandoning stories that may have been interesting to you because I was having difficulty expressing my thoughts on the matter. When this happens to me it's generally an indication that my blogging process has become overwrought.
I'm going to try to correct this by publishing shorter, less reflective articles. I hope that I'll be able to produce more interesting content in less time.
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, you can post them here or email me at daiello [at] operationgadget.com. Thanks for reading.