Thursday, September 22, 2011
Running out of topics
Now I have to think of something else to write and given my literal as well as figurative pain's in the neck I'm dealing with this morning, I realize I'm just not that interesting and running out of topics. I'm torn between writing boring crap like this just to post or only posting when I feel I have something to say that's worthwhile. I check a decent amount of blogs daily (on the blogosphere, not necessarily part of a weight loss website. I'm talking Blogger, Wordpress, self-hosted, etc) and some people feel they need to post daily to keep traffic up, some only post a few times a week, others post less frequently and some abandon their blogs and have a post every few months in a desperate attempt to keep their blogs alive. I don't want to post stuff that bores people but I also don't want to cater to an audience when this is my blog, my thoughts, my experiences. Some would say I shouldn't have pulled the original post down if I didn't want to cater but honestly, I just don't have it in me this morning to deal with misconceptions of what I was trying to say.
In thinking of what keeps me interested as a reader of other people's blogs, I know that I check them daily to see if there's a new post (except weekends). I get excited to see a new post and there are some people I can count on posting daily. There are others who are so interesting that I wish they'd post everyday but the few times a week they do keeps me coming back. Those who post with no regularity are kind of mentally put on 'probation' if they're not holding my interest. Then if I find they don't post often like they were when I started following them or I can't relate with them anymore, I stop bothering. I don't know if that's how others are, it's just how I am.
Does blogging consistency keep you following a blog? If so how often do you like to see blog posts from your favorite bloggers? What makes you give up on a blog as a reader?
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