Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Posting to your blog...

and how often "should" you do it?

I read a thought provoking article here regarding this topic. The article mentions.... writer burnout, and I wonder if that is what I am experiencing. Howevever, that is not it at all, of this I am sure. I am just stinking busy, working two jobs for the next two weeks and becoming just plain old burned out.

That is not to say that I do not understand what the author means by the "constant drive for high quality and relevant content", I feel the pressure... I call it blogformance pressure. The article also mentions reader burnout and reader participation. I get that too, as I have my favourite blogs that I check out regularly (and sometimes I just skim) and as a blogger there is nothing quite as affirming as when someone leaves a comment on one of your postings. The comment does not necessarily have to be positive or in agreement with your opinions. There is nothing wrong when you are driven to think and question. I call it growth.

What do you think about this? The article says a lot more, but rather than regurgitate here... go read it for yourself!

ciao for now, have to go make lunch (and supper) for tomorrow...

1 comment:

JB said...

It’s so strange that you brought up this topic because I’ve been thinking about a lot of these blog questions lately, especially what to write about, how often to post, how often to read blogs, and how frequently to comment.

Plus, I’ve just hit the busiest time of my semester, and, like you, I’m feeling overwhelmed.

So there’s that.

As if those struggles weren’t enough, I’m having a hard time with post length. I like what Rowse says:

“Another observation that many people make about some of the most highly visited blogs is that they tend to write shorter posts than the average blog. This is both a reason that they can post a lot (you can write multiple short posts in the time of 1 larger one) and also one of the reasons that their readership is less likely to burn out (readers can read a post in 15 seconds and then move onto the next one).”

However, I feel that it’s hard to do a subject any justice in a few paragraphs, even if I plan to return to it. I don’t know.

I think maybe I am a bit burned out, you know?