I read a number of other blogs. My least favorite blog post of all times is "I know I haven't been posting so much lately" or "sorry I haven't posted much in the last few days." Most of my favorite bloggers don't do that.
It's not that I don't think it's a sentiment that should never be expressed, it's just that if anyone reads your blog daily, or close to that, they already know you haven't been posting so often. And once you read the post you're getting information you already know and you're disappointed because the post you got was a lousy one. This is completely different than "I won't be posting so often for the next week, because..." That's actually an informative post.
Truthfully, I guess I just don't like hearing from favorite bloggers that they know they haven't posted in a few days.
"I haven't posted in a while." Thanks for the update.
To continue on the blog topic, Mike linked to someone's manifesto the other day entitled "Why I Fucking Hate Weblogs!" I won't link directly to it because it seems to me to be an obvious way to get attention - insult practically everyone who has a weblog, and thus they will all link to your opinion when they rail back against you. If you really need to read it, wander around on Mike's curious frog until you find the link. You'll have more fun wandering around Mike's blog anyhow.
One contention the author had was that the name "blog" is stupid. Can't argue there. It sounded stupid to me the first time I heard it. But you can't tell me that "spoon" sounds intelligent. That's no reason not to use spoons.
The success of blogs (and A-list blogs are obviously successful, but even this small blog is successful in allowing me to communicate with my friends) proves that another contention of his (that blogs are lousy communication) is empty-headed. There is room for many different types of communication. And the medium of blogging is better than others for many types of communication.
But enough about blogging for now...Posted by James at October 22, 2003 2:13 PM