The best thing about being a community-college scholar (i.e., being active in scholarship while working at a CC) is the freedom involved. Because my college doesn't care about my scholarship, I'm free to produce (or not to produce) whatever scholarship interests me. If I want to work outside of my primary field, I can. If I want to publish all of my scholarship online, rather than in print journals, more power to me.
But with that freedom, as with all freedom, comes certain difficulties. In my case, the big problem is that I have difficulty choosing between the two or three projects I have going at any one time. I've presented three conference papers in the past 18 months, all of which I think could be turned into publishable articles. Were I on the tenure track, I imagine that I would choose to work on the project that would result in the quickest (or perhaps the most impressive) publication. Since I don't have a tenure file to worry about, I have a hard time deciding what to work on. For the past four months, I've devoted what little research and writing time I have to two of these projects, but I tend to work in fits and starts--for a week, I'll work on Project A, then I won't have time to write for a couple of weeks, and by the time I get back to work, I'm more interested in working on Project B. And each time I switch projects after more than a few days, I have to spend a day or two just getting myself back to speed. I fear that I suffer from scholarly ADD.
It doesn't help that I enjoy research a lot more than I enjoy writing, or that I enjoy writing conference papers (which are brief and don't require the same level of commitment) more than I enjoy writing articles. I suppose I could content myself with simply research for the sake of research, but my Ph.D. comes from a big-name R1 school, so I've been raised on the idea that research should be published.
My solution: blogging. If I can spend my free time writing blog entries, then I don't ever have to decide between Projects A and B. Seems to be working well so far.