OK, I’m blogging less, and I’ve admitted it. But what about you? Out of my formerly blog-active friends only Carl and Bob keep on at their impressive posting paces. It seems to me that most of my blogging friends have slowed down, just as I have.
So, just curious:
- Is it my imagination, or are you blogging less?
- Is it just my circle of friends, or is this a broader phenomenon?
- What’s the reason?
- Too busy?
- Said it all already, nothing left to say?
- More real-world and "wetware" activity?
- More online community / social networking activity?
- Changing interests?
- Lack of interest / comments from others?
- Assuming this is a trend, what is it’s implication for the Web? What takes its place? Is it a negative phenomenon or positive?
Talk to me!
This is the second time in the last two weeks that I’ve lost a long post that I was working on just a bit before I was going to click the "Publish" button. Somehow, it seems to happen in between the auto-saves and, yes, I AM too dumb to remember to manually hit "Save" every 5 mins.
Also, the Akismet spam filter is getting annoying… I’m being asked twice a day now to manually flag absurd random spam posts which any spam catcher should be able to recognize.
WP and I have come a long way, but our relationship is going through some difficulties now. We’ll get through this, I’m sure.
I learned recently that National Novel Writing Month is upon us. Every November, thousands sign up publicly for the challenge of writing a short novel, (or at least 50,000 words of a longer one) at nanowrimo.org. The challenge is inspiring, and I was tempted to go for it myself, especially since I actually do have a unfinished draft lying around on the ol’ hard drive.
But last night, as I was just about to click Yes to the challenge, a dose of reality hit me… finish this novel is actually very low on my list of priorites… What I really want to do this month is to further my skills with C#, XML, and OOP on the techie side (which I’m finally starting to make some progess in), as well as studying Esperanto, and of course, continue my exploration of the "Wild Things of God". I also want to blog more and process some of the things I’ve experienced recently, and to translate my "spirituality" pages into Esperanto.
But the spirit of the NaNoWriMo challenge might still be able to help me though. I’m committing to writing a blog post every day in November. It’s possible that not all of them will be on this site… if you’re interested in my techie side or in Esperanto, also check WildWebWeaving.com and the Esperanto Club of Hampton Roads. At any rate, expect a bit more activity on this site in November.