Blogs – Do they last?
by Thomas | June 13th, 2008
Here at the PINT blog you can see that we don’t post every day – far from it. Like most busy Web firms there are lots going on and some things take precedent. Writing-wise we are far from lazy – some of us post on personal blogs, some of use write books (PLUG: ajaxref.com), and of course there is lots of writing involved in launching Web sites and doing maintenance for all our clients. However, we just don’t post on the corporate site that much. Not that we don’t have lots to say, just not lots of time and maybe some sense of self-editing waiting for something useful to say.
Not to say that today is the most useful post, but it does address a common question about blogs – frequency and longevity. So if you are like us when you see those who are busy posting in blogs all time and others even twittering about every consequential and inconsequential moment of their life you might just wonder “how is it reasonably possible to be full participant in this Web of thought and writing and do anything else?” I’ve come to the conclusion – you just can’t be such a frequent online participant like this at least not for long or in a meaningful way without significant effort that will likely keep you from other things in life.
My finding is clearly not a unique view of the world (5 Stages of Blogging – From Creation to Abandonment ) which ironically is on a site which is suffering from lack of post/interest fatigue itself – quoting the blog owner most recent post which is “ Just add me to the list of those who have observed the idea firsthand.
So if you have a blog or just read one show some respect to those bloggers who do it day after day, year after year and do it well — they really are rarer than you might think.