When I started this blog, I swore to myself that I would never post one of those “blogs about blogging” blogs. But then I logged on, realized that it had been over a year since I posted anything, noticed the wordpress interface had even changed, and contemplated why it has been so long. The following are a list of my excuses:
1) Busy with other things. It’s not like I have been lazy. I’ve gotten quite a bit done in the past year. But, much of it does not relate to the theme of this blog.
2) Lack of focus. I actually have a few draft blogs that I never published because I started writing them, had to go to work, and then never completed them.
3) The feeling that it doesn’t matter in the long run. Who am I writing this for? Do I care if few people read or leave comments? I’ve spent considerable time over the past year writing in a personal journal. Is that what this is if nobody reads it – a personal journal? Am I trying to attract readers or teach people something? It’s hard to stay focused if I feel that it has no purpose. In the past, I hoped for the “breakthrough” post – the one that gets me recognition or the feeling that I taught something to someone. And that kept me posting.
4) i wonder if this is the best format for what I want to do. If I want to share scientific and natural curiosity – is there a better format these days for doing that?
So, there is my “blog about blogging” blog. I will try to get back into this – but no guarantees.