I blog most on Tuesdays. Tuesdays tend to really bring out my blogging tendencies.
Why? In my teaching schedule for this semester, Tuesday is my busiest class-prep day. As a result, on Tuesday evenings, I usually find myself in front of the laptop, reviewing lecture notes for the next day’s class, making revisions, and so forth. It’s an activity that is demanding, and I need an occasional outlet for letting off steam. And so, on Tuesdays, I’m likely to take several short breaks from my lecture notes and make quick comments on T&S or other blogs — nothing too time-consuming, but something short and distracting. (I may even type up the simple post — like this one).
No one really knows this cycle except for my wife and a few friends, but I notice it every time I start making comments on Tuesday evenings. And the pattern, on a meta-level, is one that will likely continue for some time (though the particular day or days will change in the new semester as my teaching days change). Other than that, I’m likely to blog in the morning, from work, when I’m bored. I don’t blog a whole lot from home, but it happens every now and then.
When do you blog — comment, post, or just lurk — and why?