The stale blog ritual sounds something like this, “I’ve been really busy doing BLAH, so I haven’t had time to update my blog, REAL SORRY ABOUT THAT.”
The ritual has been in full force as of recent. I would say major contributors this effect are folks are going back to school, getting or switching jobs, and, of course, people are getting laid.
So, blogging is not as much fun as sex. Big surprise there.
The bigger question is, is blogging for those without a life? Are bloggers those people who simply have too much free time? Maybe.
As I look back at the brief Rands in Repose history, it’s very apparent that at the time of it’s creation and subsequent months, I was in the final stages of my prior gig. Two hour lunches. Twice weekly back alley bridge games. Work-at-home Fridays. This is a man with free time. This is a man who needs a blog.
Fast forward to the last two months. A new gig. Lots of meetings. Not much web surfing… not much real surfing. Seven weeks have passed and I still have difficulty remembering to eat lunch. This periods are hyper-learning are luscious, but anything which isn’t on my calendar or in my bed hasn’t received any attention.
… and Rands in Repose is languishing. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to write, I’ve just lacked the time to do it.
I APOLOGIZE TO ALL FOURTEEN OF YOU.
If blogging was something other than a hobby, perhaps something which generated revenue which put food on the table, something which had a compelling set of consequences, I’d probably spend more time at it.
This leads to two questions:
FIRST, Do you know of anyone who has gotten laid because of blogging?
SECOND, Do you know of anyone who has made decent money as a result of blogging? (By decent, I don’t mean $250 for selling t-shirts, I’m talking about sustainable revenue streams.)