Lazy Blogging, Part 1

AKA: Mea Culpa.

A couple of weeks ago I ranted about blog posts in a comment on someone else’s blog. Somehow I segued from Ravelry pattern overload to lazy blog post overload. The general gist of my rant was that I’d rather see a post about just anything as long as it was something the blogger felt like posting about, or even no post at all, rather than a lot of blog filler memes.

I don’t know what got into me that day – I think maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed. Maybe I’d looked at the list of posts on Google Reader, and they were all “Ten on Tuesdays”. Maybe it was really Facebook overload. (Thank heavens I never signed up for Twitter.) I don’t really know what it was. But afterwards, I decided I was wrong and had overreacted.

It really isn’t an issue with any of the blogs I read. Perhaps I was having flashbacks to “Blog 365”, when blogland was awash with posts that were just filler to have something to post every day. But since that ill-fated year, the people who have continued to post daily are those who really want to. And if they need to have a couple of easy posts each week, what’s wrong with that? Or maybe the bloggers are going through a rough time and can’t bring themselves to post anything more personal. I’d rather see some bland blog filler posts than nothing at all for months at a time, and wonder whatever happened to that person. At least it allows for some interaction. And I’m not picking on “Ten on Tuesday”, either. I admit that a lot of those I don’t bother to read, depending on the subject that week. But others are pretty interesting, because they either lead to funny responses, or something that actually tells me something about the person or where they live.

So this blog post is to say… “My bad”.

I apologize for my rant.

In penance, tomorrow’s post will be blog filler.

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8 Responses to Lazy Blogging, Part 1

  1. Anne says:

    We are all entitled to days like that tho. And it was your opinion of the moment, but look! Obviously you’ve moved on. πŸ™‚

  2. Chris says:

    I know what you mean. πŸ™‚ I wonder what happened to all those people who simply stopped posting… I hope they’re ok…

  3. Kitten says:

    …”tomorrow’s post will be blog filler.”


  4. susan says:

    Maybe I’ll post something tomorrow just so you know I’m alive.

  5. Cookie says:

    I agreed with you on that comment, and I agree with you today. So there. :p

  6. elizabeth says:

    Ha! I’ve found myself being snippy a few times lately and honestly, that’s not my personality. Afterward, I feel really badly about it. Maybe it’s the heat?

  7. elizabeth says:

    And also – I not only wonder about people who stopped posting, but I wonder about people who stop commenting! Not occasional commentators, but people who I’ve had long email conversations with, discussions about visiting them and vice versa, people I really considered my friends even though I’d never met them IRL, and poof – one day they’re gone! Did I say something? Does my breath stink? Geez, what happened?!?!

  8. Nora says:

    πŸ™‚ I don’t think you have anything to apologize for. I liked your rant! But I like this post, too.

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