Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Going, Going, Gone

I have a complaint. It really isn't a big deal, but I am disturbed by it. My problem is dying blogs. They bother me. They make me worry about the bloggers. Especially the ones that I only keep up with through their blogs. I have a few friends who rarely update their blogs. I don't think everyone needs to update their blog everyday. Or even every week. But what about once a month? Is that too much to ask? I would like for them to be updated more often, but I understand that people are busy and some things must take a backseat to more important things in life. A blog is an easy sacrifice. My reasons for updating my blog so often are actually lazy ones. It is easier to update a blog for the masses than to email everyone individually. Some of the things I want to write about are not the things people want to receive emails about...candy bars, my broken dryer, youtube...so the blog is an easy outlet. These are the things on my mind so that is what comes out. Sometimes there are funny stories that I want to share, but I'm not sure who would appreciate them so instead of looking through my address book to pick and choose who gets to hear them I blog about them. That way anyone can read them and laugh if they want or think I'm an idiot for even thinking something was funny, and I will never know. What disturbs me about dying blogs is that so few of them are ever resurrected. I see people posting once a week or maybe less. Then it gets to be once a month, then every three months, once every 6 months and then they just stop. The blog dies. I have one friend who hasn't updated her blog since July. She had been updating it almost once a week before that. There was a month of nothing and then it started up again for a couple of months. Now it is a sad site/sight...suspended in time....always July 2006. I wonder what happened. I've commented and asked but got nothing in return. I have several friends who post updates and pictures galore for a couple of days and then nothing for 3-6 months. I guess that's okay. I think that because I love to hear about what is going on in people's lives I love reading blogs. I want the stupid stories and the funny pictures and the hard times and the life is normal posts. They help me feel connected and in community with my friends all over the world. I need that.

If for some reason I decide to slow my posting down I will blog about it. If I decide that this blog is too much for me to handle and decide to stop blogging I will blog about that. I don't expect that to happen, but just in case I don't want anyone wondering where I am or what happened to me.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Well, I for one hope you never have to slow down your blog; I have a personal blog, but I use XANGA for that one. Problem is, you have to 'join' in order to leave a comment. So most people probably read it, but can't comment. And I hope to keep our family one updated better than we have been. I 'feel your pain'!!