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It seems to happen to most people. They feel that they have something to share, or an event they want to record. So they start up a blog. Perhaps a couple friends read it, maybe a couple of strangers. Either way, readership is low, commenting is almost non-existent. The time between posts gets longer and longer. Then the silence. The blog is dead.
Blogging is hard. Especially when you receive almost zero feedback. So most blogs die. It's almost like watching some kind of survival of the fittest. I just have no idea what the criteria for "fittest" would be on the internet. Probably "lack of hobbies in the real world".
I'm glad that I've kept blogging. The only way that I've done it is that I blog for me. That way, I get instant feedback (whoa, that was a dumb thing to post!) and I know I have a consistent readership. I think that if you blog for anyone else, or if you think / hope that someone else is interested in what you have to say on the internet, you'll probably be disappointed. Not because no one cares, but because you won't know it.
Blogging. Party of one.Posted by jim at May 31, 2012 08:03 PM