Recently I read an article about blogging in which it was stated that it should not be classed as a daily occupation. The man who wrote it claimed that those who blog daily should ‘get a life’. That’s funny, because I thought I had one. You can see that I take this personally which is daft considering the author of the comment is unknown to me, but it made me feel angry that people feel qualified to dictate what others should or should not do. I am my own boss, I can do what I like. No-one is forced to read my blog although I am pleased that many do.
Yes, I post something every day. It might be something I’ve written, a picture, or a video. I have a lot of written work that hasn’t appeared on the blog and there’s a lot that has. I’m a writer, I do stuff, so why not. After all, it’s MY blog. What’s more, I enjoy it. As much as anything I like the preparation and the satisfaction of seeing something I wrote appear on line.
I recently ran an experiment, leaving a couple or three days without posting and, you know what, I felt kind of lost. I did pay my usual blog visits, which was great, but the buzz of posting something I created or arranged was missing.
Blogging kicked off years ago when people stopped writing journals and turned to blogging. What’s the difference? Isn’t it like writing a diary, only more elaborate? And does it matter if seven posts are made in a week instead of one? Either way, who does it affect … the writer or the reader?