Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Blogging, writing, and the ADD Shopping Network

For the last month I have been working on other projects and this blog has been quiet. Now that I have more time to post here again, I'm back.

After a month of not posting here, I have to brush off the cobwebs and dust. When one stops posting on a blog, even for a month, it gets old and moldy.

One thing I have noticed is that it is easer for me to write quick posts. This blog has helped me to sit down in front of a keyboard and feel relaxed about writing again. I used to feel a pressure when writing to make every single word perfect, like I was back in school and writing a term-paper.

It is possible to overedit what your write and make blogging more like drudgery than fun. That can be just as bad as being a careless and sloppy writer. A balance must be found between solid editing and being too picky.

This blog has bucked the trend by not dying after three months. Most bloggers seem to move on after 90 days. With so many choices for self-expression available, from instant messaging to MySpace, it is no surprise that blogs are built, then go silent after a few posts.

With Ipods and video game systems transforming from must-have items to garage-sale bargains, technology has never been so disposable.

Blogs are just digital information, sent to the trash with a push of a button, or abandoned by their owners like old furniture on the side of a freeway. With so many blogs competing for attention, readers have attention spans you can measure with egg timers.

There is a positive side to the ADD nature of blogging. The bloggers who are determined to be heard keep posting away like mad, while the casual blogger moves on.

This reminds me of a video I found on YouTube from DCLugi.

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