The silence is deafening

I don’t know why, but I’ve had so many things I’ve wanted to write in the last month (yes, it’s been almost a month since my last update, sigh) but for some reason, I just haven’t been able to commit my thoughts into words for long enough to get a coherent entry written.

(I know what you’re thinking: like this entry is coherent, either? Okay, fine — that’s my point, get it?)

I generally try to write fewer, but longer, entries because I know how hard it is to keep up with folks who post lots of little entries all the time, but now I’m realizing: they probably do it so they can get a thought off their chest rather than not posting anything, like I have been all month long.

Maybe I should try an experiment for November, where I write entries of whatever length they happen to be, and just post stuff. Those of you who read this will let me know if it’s okay or not, right?


  1. I suggest:

    * post often, but use clear titles
    * make a separate feed for personal stuff (I have a tech-only feed)
    * use categories and incorporate this into your feeds (e.g. “Filed under: Personal”)

  2. It seems like all signs point to “post often” — I guess I’ll have to try and overcome that hurdle first.

  3. “post often” keeps “post infrequently” from turning into “post never”. i dunno, i’ve been thinking about this kind of stuff recently, too.

  4. I think part of my reluctance to post is the fact that I’ve been cross-posting my entries both to this blog as well as my LiveJournal and Blogger blogs, because (I’m dumb, but that’s besides the point) I know that there are folks who will read this blog, and then there are folks who’ll only read my LJ, or a very select few who will only read the Blogger one. So, I post entries to all three, which takes extra effort — which is probably a reason why I don’t post as much.

    To be honest, I could probably stop posting to the Blogger one and just urge those folks to read this blog instead. But, LiveJournal is tough: I actually think LJ has better comment-handling support than my blog does: LJ has threaded comments and email notification when someone replies to your comment. LJ also has cutesy features like “user icons” and stuff, which makes it fun …

    What to do … what to do …

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