Suffering Blog Fatigue?

louisgray.com: live: Silicon Valley Blog: Are Leading Bloggers Getting Blog Fatigue? is an interesting look at what I also notice: lots of bloggers closing down their blogs or going extended hiatus.

louisgray thinks:

As more and more people start blogs, and set a pace, whether that be 3 posts a week, or 3 posts a day, we should be thinking about the endgame. There’s no question that some day we’ll be done. Blogs will change to something else. I don’t think it’s Twitter, but it’s something. At some point, blogs will close down from their current format. People, even the geekiest of us, at times will have lives and will choose to live in the real world instead of the virtual world.

What do you think?

5 thoughts on “Suffering Blog Fatigue?”

  1. Actually I agree. I’ve found in recent weeks that I was blogging about trivia and I’d lost my edge – so I am one (of the many it seems) who is taking a break and seeing where God is leading me.

    Dialoguing in the blog world instead of only speaking. That’s what I loved first of all about the blog world – and recently it’s as if not only me – but the blog world in general – has been self absorbed.

    A bit like Christians I’m afraid 🙁

  2. I feel I am just coming out of that very phase. For many of us blogging is bigger than just recording the minutiae of life -we want to connect the dots between us and the world at large, but we do have need of rest times from that…and sometimes we need to move on to other ways of relating. Maybe we all go through this because it is a very human experience!

  3. When I noted a few major blogs had gone offline, it wasn’t intended to be a broad brush at the blogosphere. There’s no secret I miss a few days now and then and then spike when I’m focused. We all (most of us) have other real jobs and real time pressures. I also expect that someday, this will come to an end, and we’ll move to new platforms. I’m just not quite sure what that looks like, nor do I want to do it. I just hope that those producing great content get good, consistent feedback and don’t give in to the urge to slow production.

  4. Where is it written that blogging must be at a constant pace?

    Bill Whittle, for instance, still has a strong following even if he doesn’t post for six months. He writes what truly engages him, and those writings remain as a discovery t0 others.

    The idea that every blog should be like Instapundit does not make sense to me. I think for some, one highly thoughtful post a month or every two months would keep me checking back with them. Surely it is more about the quality of posting than the amount of posting?

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