Tuesday, 9 October 2007
People seem to feel guilty if they don't regularly update their blog/vlog or whatever online space they keep.
What is it about this stuff that causes people to feel guilty?? (It reminds me of when I was addicted to running and felt SO bad if I had a day off).
But this is something even more strange than that. There is something interesting here about feeling that there is a vigilant punitive audience out there (out where exactly??) judging you the blogger (non-blogger) for not being a proper daily activist. Is it that in not blogging you are lettin the side down? That you are not a proper geek? That you (horror) have nothing to say?
Now come on guys... let's have therapy on this. It is UP TO YOU how often you blog. I always seem to apologise if I have not blogged in a while (sorry chaps) and it seems to be a common thing look here at the wonderful Melissa.
She is SO SWEET.
When I was in NYC and talking to the magnificent Gamma he told me that if someone does not blog for a couple of weeks, he deletes them from his blogroll.
I was mortified. What annihilation ... much as I adore Gamma of course, this is a standard I cannot live up to and get all my other stuff done at the same time.
So different blogs do different things and people start them for all kinds of reasons. Do you feel guilty if you don't blog??