I’ve been thinking about retiring Clock Rewinders.
Clock Rewinders has been around almost as long as On a Book Bender has, but it’s morphed from sharing links from around the blogosphere (its original purpose) to recapping what happened during the week. And while the evolution of a feature isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I’m not sure it’s worth investing my time into something that feels like a chore.
Whenever something turns into a chore, I know it’s time to seriously reconsider and evaluate what I’m doing.
I love sharing posts from around the community, but it’s time consuming to collect links and add them to my post. Some people in the book blogging community do this, and they’re amazing at it. I’m not. To get better at sharing, I’ve downloaded Buffer and plan to tweet posts I liked.
Buffer is kind of amazing this way: I can drop posts into Buffer when I read through them in the morning (as is my habit) and Buffer will tweet them out during the day. And I think that’s going to be a far more effective way to share posts.
But I have no idea what I’d replace Clock Rewinders with—or if I’d take the weekend off completely. I just know it’s probably time for a change. And as I promised myself at the beginning of this year, I would quit without feeling guilty.
So tell me. Have you ever quit a feature? What factors went into your decision?