Much Ablog About Nothing

Thursday, January 08, 2009


What to do? Like so many others out there, the blogging world seems to be losing some of its allure for me. Over the past six months, a number of the blogs I regularly visit have all but stopped posting… first there was Andy, then Shea, followed by Red and *asterisk. A number of folks (including myself) have taken breaks of various lengths and then given into the wicked pull blogging has on some of us, returning to regale us all with their wild tales of adventure and excitement. Lately however, I dunno, it just seems as though I have no interest.

I was really excited to reorganize my blogs, moving my movie reviews to their own page, revamping my personal book blog, and setting up one to chronicle my journey abroad. After I had finally put the finishing touches on the movie review site, it dawned on me that I had done maybe one or two reviews in the past few weeks and yet I’d watched probably 10 times that many movies. I used to review everything but lately my heart’s just not in it. And the book site? I’ve given up at the moment in regards to changing the template after accidentally changing the group blog (sorry Coyote!). The only one I’m truly eager to post on is the London Blog but it’s not ready to go and, well, my trip is still just over 2 months away.

Do I delete the blog? I don’t think so. I might go back to posting more often and sharing my little life with the rest of the world. Plus, I don’t want to delete what I’ve already posted as it’s a part of my recent past and I’m pretty proud of some of the things I’ve written. Chances are, most of you won’t have access to the London Blog – I’m considering “invite only” as I’ll be meeting some of you and there will likely be pictures and true identities may be revealed.

What’s to blame for the dimming spotlight on the world of blogging? New technology? A passing fad? Should we blame it all on Facebook and Twitter, the latter of which I’m avoiding like the plague? Facebook isn’t so bad but I’m seriously considering another major purge of my “friends” list but is scared to offend folks. There are a number of people on there (including family, friends and coworkers) that I want to keep in touch with but I don’t necessarily want them to see or read a lot of what I would say if they weren’t. I can’t get rid of them. Do you start a new Facebook page for friends and one for family/coworkers only? Frankly, too much work for this gal.

Oh how I long for the days when you communicated by telephone, letter, or (god forbid), in person!!! Remember rotary-dial phones? They were da bomb, the schizzle…but I digress. Who knows what lies ahead for me and my blogs and other forms of technology? I could wake up tomorrow and start writing furiously, posting 6 times within an hour. More than likely I won’t but y’know…

8 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

So I guess you're never going to answer those interview questions I sent you.

Wandering Coyote said...

Sorry you're not feeling the bloggy love, Captain. People go through slumps and phases and sometimes things go by the wayside...Who knows what's going on in your case? Only time will tell. I will say, however, that I would miss you terribly if you didn't blog!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have slowed down on my blogging just because of other pressures, but I think I will always maintain my blog, if only for the people I have met.

mister anchovy said...

I don't see the allure of Twitter at all, not even a little bit. I've never been on Facebook, and I doubt I'll venture there. I do still like blogging though, maybe more now than ever. I think about it a little every day, and I try to do things to keep it interesting and fresh for myself and hopefully for those who wander over there. Maybe that will change some day. Who knows.

Heather said...

I would miss your blog...but I'd probably start sending you letters instead. :)

sp said...

I know how you feel. However, I do hope I'll get to read your blog posts for a while yet.

Milla said...

I don't do Facebook and I have never been on Twitter and I don't really use my blog to keep in touch with people (I use email for that).
For me my blog is more like... a diary -which is crazy because I also keep paper diaries and notebooks of all sorts!

I think winter generally (especially Jan and Feb) make people a little fed up with words: I can see it in the music noticeboard I am on: Jan and Feb are always very quiet.

Candy Minx said...

People with tattoos shuld take Facebook with a grain of salt. It's totally fine for keeping up as a phone book for messages...but it's boring. Even Facebook designers knew it so they redesigned it to be more like a blog.

Who cares if blogs aren't trendy. They began from hackers and misfits and social deviants...they should return to such!

I think I enjoy blogging more in the last few months that I have whe I first started. I kind of feel I got my mojo down with it...it takes less time for me to write even a long post. Or to load pcics...and I fidn it's first and foremost a tool for me to day dream, think and record. I have hardly any comments...and not too many visitors but I still like it.

I think that there is anallure that maybe a blog "wll lead to somethng" ...yeah hee hee like a book deal for many new bloggers.

Later...I think it becomes an activity more for reverie. I am sorry some folks have stopped blogging. Especially because I got really used to enjoying their thoughts...so I feel sad they lost interest.

I think...like most of lifes most rewarding things...blogging is best done by not expecting any particular outcome. Just as a freedom.

Blogging is special because it is still an alternative sensation...it still offers up nothing...

It's not fr corpoprate or finaical reward...it's not for "networking" or sales pitches...but something for the inner life...

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