I've noticed that some of my blogging buddies aren't posting like they used to. Hurricane Mikey hasn't posted anything in almost a month and my dear friend over at I Hate to Weight has gone longer than that. My BFF Julie of 47 and Starting Over fame is another one who's posting only occasionally now.
Believe me, I'm not making any judgments. Blogging is a ton of work and is extremely time consuming, especially if you're trying to create thoughtful, meaningful posts. I don't blame anyone for backing away from it. I've said before that it's more important to live life than to write about it.
Like November leaves in the Adirondacks, blogging seems to be past peak. Not only do people not have time to blog, but who has time to read this shit? Everyone is busy as hell these days. I get that.
I'm still going to blog. I start my new job next week and I know I'm going to tight as hell time-wise, especially in the beginning as I'm learning the ropes, but I am going to do everything in my power to maintain the Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday posting schedule I've had since I started this blog in July 2008.
My blog is important to me; it's a 3+ year creation. It's a documentation of my life. Back when I taught writing classes, I used to always tell my students "the faintest ink is better than the sharpest memory." There are so many details about my life I would have forgotten had I not posted in this blog, so I'm not going to stop.
I blog primarily for myself. If I had not a single reader, I would still blog. Writers write, and blogging provides a structure for me to write on a consistent basis. But of course, my readers are important to me; you provide me with a sense of accountability. So I want to ask a few questions.
What would you like to see more of in this blog? Are there any particular topics you'd like me to weigh in on?
Has your blog reading increased or decreased over time?
How many blogs do you follow religiously? What are some cool blogs I should know about?
Thank you, and as always, I truly appreciate your stopping by here.