Monday, June 04, 2007
How long does the honeymoon period for a blog last? 100 posts? 200? I'm afraid the thrill is gone. When I first started this blog I couldn't wait for someone to read and comment and Lord only knows how many times I must've checked the darn thing in day. I remember when I got my first stat counter. I checked that thing all the time to see if anyone other than myself was actually reading my posts. And then gradually, oh so gradually, people began to come. And even more amazingly, I somehow conned other people into posting on the blog. Will wonders never cease? But I think maybe I'm going through a sort of seven-year-itch with my blog; only in this case it's like the almost-one-year itch. Have I got a short attention span or what? I like my blog and I really like the people I've met, but it's not as interesting any more. I find myself struggling to come up with something to post every night and cursing for giving the blog such a narrow scope. I look at the measly number of comments my crappy posts get and wonder if I should shut this one down and start a new one. Who knows, maybe a new toy would excite my interest again. And then I force myself to step away from the computer before I do anything rash. I dunno. I don't think I'm ready to give up on this yet. But I do think I'm going to post less frequently for awhile. I'm going to spend some time writing and actually trying to submit some stuff and see if spending less time blogging will allow me to do this. Don't totally give up on me though. I will probably still post a couple of times a week just so I can talk to you all. And maybe there will be the occasional post by some of my friends. But I think it's time the blog and I spend a little less time together. For the good of both of us.