There comes a point for all of us that we must admit certain things about ourselves, and I have reached a conclusion…I am not good at blogging!
Or at least blogging as I see others do it.
To blog well is putting out daily posts (or at least 3 a week) of 1000 or so words that not only ask questions but also at least point towards answers!
And it is time to be honest with myself, I am not going to do this! I can give lots of reasons, but the simple truth is I am just not going to do it.
I have recently began using twitter and it gives me a place to ask questions and point to interesting things I am reading. But I do want to continue to have a space where I ask questions in more detail (why I do I have this question), interact with (even if very briefly) things I read, post things I have written for other purposes (papers, articles, etc.) and every so often perhaps even write something original.
The question I have is do I take the time to set up an official blog (www.chadchambers.com), or use something else like tumblr?
Any suggestions are appreciated, I will most likely make some decision this week so I can get it all going before teaching responsibilities start next week.
2 thoughts on “Blogging?”
You have to have a passion for writing to keep going as a blogger. You have a reasonable 60 followers so you seem to have interested people in your writing.
Who says that you must post 1000 word blog posts three times a week? I blog daily, others once a week. My blog posts only rarely go over 400 words.
You are right that the 1000 words/3-times a week is completely arbitrary! There are no real rules. I came up with the approximations from looking at the blogs I regularly follow and enjoy, as compared to those that I have quit following due to irregular activity…then realized my blog was the perfect example of the latter!
So a few weeks ago I started over, cleared off the old content and starting with new posts to once again try to be more regular. And once again it did not work. So now I am just trying to figure out what is best at this point in time…especially with most of my writing going into my thesis (US dissertation). I like the discussion that comes from putting thoughts out there, just want to make the best use of my time.
Thanks for the thoughts!