Sunday, July 05, 2009

It's Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiive

Does that call for an exclamation mark? I find it more entertaining if it doesn't have one. So I shan't. You see, I have reached a new conclusion with regards to my blogging.

Blogging, done right, requires a good deal of devotion. The blogs that succeed are those whose authors work hard at posting frequently, putting up quality posts, keeping updated and involved in the blogosphere, keeping tabs on the world at large, and/or all of the above.

I long harbored a secret wish to have a successful blog. Not a very strong wish, but enough that I would be gnawed with envy at people whose blogs actually had followings or whatnot, beyond their immediate relatives and a few random stumblers-upon.

This was not, of course, the reason that I stopped blogging, but it may have played some part in it. I wanted to blog right - I tend to want to do things right, but I have very limited resources of caring, which I must ration strictly. Blogging doesn't make top twenty.

But I still enjoy blogging and I have somewhat missed it as a template for the organization of my thoughts, so the new plan is this: I will post as I choose and when I choose; I will not mind that I get no readers; I will make no effort to be involved in the blog world as a good little community member; I will post as weird and random as entertains me; I will take down anything that might monitor hits; I will respond to comments if I so choose and likely not at all; I will, in short, pretend that y'all do not exist and see if this is sufficient to support the current vague whim towards unforsaking this particular hobby.

Update: ten minutes from having posted the above, I begin to doubt to my ability to remain uninvested in the process. This will, in all likelihood, simply be another reincarnation, short-lived and inherently ephemeral, that fades into another long lull. I almost prefer to leave the blog dead, unpolluted by posts that will, I know, be increasingly apathetic and low quality. But that would be caring, and I'm really making the attempt to avoid that, in this particular case. So...I guess the update is just to expand my un-caring front to my attempts to uncare. Now I've gotten meta and that makes me cranky.


Izgad said...

Welcome back!
I missed your posts.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Wow, Nice to see you've reconsidered posting on here. ..I think your blog was relatively successful (most were even less successful, so?).

Anyway, the true "success" of a blog is being able to express yourself. Just because most people rather read nonsense doesn't mean the blog isn't good..

e-kvetcher said...

Write about your life - then you don't have to think up new material. That is what blogging is really about - otherwise you ought to get a job as a writer or journalist.

Yosef said...


Tobie said...

Whoa. Dude. People. That's a surprise.

Um, thanks all for the sweetness. E-kvetcher: I find writing about my actual life- as opposed to thoughts or opinions- somehow deeply narcissistic. Not for everyone, but for me, I think it would be an unhealthy sort of self-indulgence. Also dull, and irritating even for me.

Erachet said...

I think your blog is great fun! Ignoring us commenters is a great way to go, because if you're too aware of us, you'll start catering posts to us, and then they won't really be YOURS, if you know what I mean.

Post whatever, whenever. :)