|“Das Schlaraffenland” – Pieter Bruegel the Elder|
It’s been over five years since blogs really exploded into the public consciousness, fueled by the rising popularity of WordPress and Blogger, which vastly simplified the process of creating places on the Internet where anyone could easily share their thoughts.
And dare I say people seem to be getting tired?
For some it’s the negativity that comes with putting yourself out there. Some people have run out of ideas. Some people have taken a look at the cost/benefit and decided it wasn’t worth it. And some just forget to post.
I’m sure it hasn’t escaped the notice of regular blog readers that the posting on this blog has grown, well, a bit more sporadic. After posting every weekday for nearly five years, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to keep up that pace.
For me it’s not about running out of ideas or the occasional negativity (though that can be a drag), it’s just a time crunch.
It’s always been a balancing act to juggle busy day jobs, writing books, and blogging, but what’s really changed for me is that I made a very conscious decision to get out more. To spend more time with friends and people and exploring and finding a better balance in my life.
So if I’m hanging out with friends Thursday night there’s no This Week in Books on Friday. If I have a busy weekend it might be until Tuesday that I get a post up. I’ve chosen to make that tradeoff
Sorry about that! I care a lot about this blog and all of the readers, and I’m not good at letting some things slide. And this blog isn’t going anywhere any time soon. I hope you’ll stick around.
What do you think? Are you seeing more blog fatigue? Have you experienced it yourself?