A Blog’s Weight

As a blog gets older it seems to become harder to publish anything new.

This may be a perception issue. In all likelihood it may just be my issue.

As you collect followers and likes you are more aware of your audience. You find yourself filtering ideas to appeal to this audience. What was once an easy process slows down.

Eventually you are mired in considerations and the blog seizes up. The effort required to write is more than you want to spend.

Is this photo good enough?

Is this topic interesting enough?

Are my witticisms in bad taste or make any sense?

Do I know what I’m talking about?

Is this insightful?

Do I want my colleagues to see this?

The blog’s weight becomes too much.

This is not specific to a blog and applies to other services. My attempts to use Facebook were aborted from the start as I’d somehow gathered a collection of friends, family, and colleagues, and just didn’t want to publish anything to all of them at the same time.

Anyway, new blog, new posts.

3 thoughts on “A Blog’s Weight

  1. It’s not just you. My blogging frequency decreased as my readership increased, for exactly the same reasons – more readers, higher stakes. As for Facebook, there’s not one single thing I want to share with my Grandma, in-laws, old school friends, old Uni friends, business partners, potential clients, partner, ex-partners, 13 year old cousins, random people I met at a party 10 years ago etc etc etc.

    I’ll still occasionally type a status or upload a photo, start to run it through my mental filter and decide it’s not worth the hassle to actually post it.

    By the way, nice domain! I had my eye on this one for obvious reasons 😉

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    1. Glad it’s not just me!

      Facebook’s privacy settings seem like they would be useful for such situations, but they appear designed to dissuade people from actually using them.

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      1. The privacy settings are actually pretty easy to use, but I don’t want to totally block any of those groups either, and the second I have to worry about which audience to select for a casual off-the-cuff status update is the second I never post another status update.

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