Thursday, March 26, 2009

Of slow blogging, and the reasons for it

Sorry for not posting for a while. In this economy-from-hell, I had to go and make some money while I still could!

But by way of an excuse, here's an interesting Slow Blogging Manifesto that I came across, and that nicely justifies my absence. Should blogging be about multiple daily posts, or should it be about more occasional worthy insights? Should bloggers work with a mindset of ever-passing deadlines, or with a goal of deeper breakthroughs?

The author's position is obvious ... here's a sample: "Slow Blogging is a rejection of immediacy. It is an affirmation that not all things worth reading are written quickly, and that many thoughts are best served after being fully baked and worded in an even temperament."

When time passes and we're all six feet under, is an ephemeral blog any kind of legacy to leave? Perhaps we should all return to the writerly habits of yore, and write personal letters in longhand. At least it would be something tangible to hold on to ...

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Therry said...

I'm definitely a slow blogger. I have all these ideas to write but if I'm not fully passionate about it I won't write it until I'm sure.

I have to be really moved and motivated to post something, because I get really awkward if I have to post everyday stuff :D

Christopher Taylor said...

I read all this advice about how you have to post at least once a day in order to build an audience. And then I thought, who cares? The world's not going to fall apart ...

Andy Laver Sirait said...

hi there, greetings from tokyo :-) just found your blog while hopping around. how about dealing with writer's block?

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