On Writing: The (possible) Demise of Blogs
Kelly wrote: "I've felt the pressure to blog, especially if I've already blogged about a writing topic. It's difficult to come up with something fresh."
Anne Frasier commented: "personally, blogging almost killed me and i still haven't recovered. :D i don't know if blogs are over, but i think the frantic level of daily blogging is done. i think the very thing that made blogs so appealing -- the immediacy -- is also what made them hard to sustain. people burned out -- both blog writers and blog readers.in ten years people will be saying: "Remember blogs?""
I agree with Kelly. The challenge of blogging frequently isn't just a time issue. It's the challenge of coming up with something fresh. I've been blogging for three years now and, until very recently, almost daily. As far as observations and advice on 'the world of writing' I'm pretty tapped out. As far as 'life' observances, I'll let you know when I get one. Heh.
I also agree with Anne. I'm burnt. There. I said it. My time is more limited than ever. I only have so much creative energy and I'm pouring it into my books. I don't intend to give up blogging altogether, but I do believe I'll stick with my new schedule of only posting twice a week. Giving myself permission not to blog daily has eased some pressure from my life. It also frees up time to read. Novels. Not, blogs. Yup. I've also cut down on my blog reading. I get the feeling I'm not the only one, making Anne's 'remember blogs?' statement all the more intriging.
What do you think? Are you posting less these days? Blog-hopping less? What do you hope for when you visit a blog? Is there something 'new' that's captured your interest and time? Podcasts? You Tube? MySpace?
In your world... What's hot? What's not?