I always thought the frequency of my posts would increase when I was no longer in school. Perhaps that was a bit naïve, but I had high hopes that my blogging would pick up and become more substantial. However, more often than not, I click “New Post” and sit in front of a blank screen, not entirely sure what to write about. I was doing that a few minutes ago and then decided to read some blogs (something else I don’t do a lot of anymore). That’s when I ran across Josh Brown’s “Why I Don’t Blog Anymore.” Josh, who has been blogging since 2002 (I started in August of ’03), and has been a very prolific blogger himself, share why he has moved away from blogging recently:
Then something happen. It’s inevitable I suppose. And it only makes you sound like an arrogant prick to bring it up . . . but blogging got cool. And when it did it quit being a voice for those on the outside. It became another tool for those at the top and the middle to further perpetuate the same vanities and power structures that existed before.
Interesting thoughts on what blogging has become for sure, and you may or may not agree with Josh’s views. But it does make me think about what I’d like pomomusings to be. Right now, I’m finding it a little difficult to come up with interesting and challenging content. It’s probably partly due to my own schedule and the amount of time I put into blogging. But it’s hard to know exactly what to post. I know you all don’t care how I spend every minute of my day (besides, you already get that through my Twittering), but writing posts like this one end up being quite polarizing and tend to spill over into my life beyond the blogworld interesting ways.
Yet with 500-700 daily unique hits and over 900 people subscribing to the feed, I really enjoy the community that has been created through this site and don’t really have the desire to quit. So, as I have done before, I’d like to offer the question back to you: What would you like to see me cover here at pomomusings? In other words, what topics are you interested in hearing about? What do you think I should focus my writing on? What would be most beneficial and helpful to you?
I love to write and do still enjoy blogging. But I would like this to both be a benefit to me as well as to readers. By answering the above questions, you’d really help me in determining the future direction of pomomusings. Thanks.