Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I haven't the same drive to blog as I used to, hence the less frequent updates on this space. I like to think that it's because I'm busy with other things now. That's true, up to a point. But there are other things as well:
  • Microblogging, or specifically for me, Plurk. I find the small updates easier; at the same time, they're also less substantial.

  • Polarization of the blogging community. I find the blogging community nowhere near as vibrant as it used to be. Maybe it's because of Facebook and Twitter, but I also think that bloggers have already clustered around their own groups and activities and -- good Lord, even blogging platforms. That doesn't leave much room for unaffiliated bloggers like me. Welcome to the age of groupthink, boys and girls; no more discourse, just "I agree."

  • Probloggers. Nothing's more discouraging than measuring up your tiddly readership against kids who boast of daily page counts in the thousands and hundreds of thousands-- and earning megabucks from it.
Maybe this blog just isn't interesting enough. Maybe I should write about this or that. Maybe I should link to this guy and that guy. Maybe I should write like this. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

But that wouldn't be me.