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Monday, September 04, 2006

What to Do About Infrequent Blogging

I have linked some other blogs to my site; but some of their owners have a habit of blogging quite infrequently, for good reasons I am sure; but the truth of the matter is, an active blog is an effective and interesting blog. I am thinking of only linking blogs that post at least once a week. I realize that some persons will take a hiatus periodically to go on vacation, etc., but that is not what I am referring to here. Blogging, like everything in life, is a discipline. I am not sure what the point of blogging is if it is not done on a regular basis.

What are your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

A good question.

I'm certainly no expert on blogging. But I offer my thought from my own blogging of less than a year on my own blog, and before that, maybe another year- more or less- of blogging on others' blogs.

My thoughts would substantially be in agreement with you here. That there needs to be a degree of regularity.

I do have a link or more on my own blog who have not been at it lately, and even (in one case, anyhow- last time I -recently- checked, has not added a post for months. But in the case of that blog, I see it as having such good posts, that I would like to see others read and reflect on- that I am not about to remove it from my links.

I guess for me the answer includes more than a consideration of how often the blog is blogging on their blog (ha). My contacts with them, what they share on their blog, and I suppose other things (like my interest in their subject matters)- would all factor in for me.

But having said that, I still think you have a valid point. If we don't keep at blogging, should someone keep opening up our blog?

Allan R. Bevere said...


You make an important point. There are those who do not speak often, but when they do, they have profound things to say.

Maybe, then, if I decide to have a once a week requirement, the one exception would be if the blog is exceptional.

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I truly am at a quandary on what to do.

Anonymous said...

Your point about the discipline of blogging is a good one. I do think your question is a judgment call that is subjective. Wonder what others think here.

Allan R. Bevere said...

I would like to know what others think, not only those who blog, but those who read.

Mark said...


I'm with you. A chronically inactive blog reminds me of a weedy yard that hasn't been mowed in a few weeks.

I haven't included the entire Methodist blogroll on Mark's Remarks because it's too long and I don't read all those blogs. So I've picked out the ones that interest me, which, by the way, stay fresh (with the exception of the Wesley Blog and Wesley Daily, which I hope will return soon). Occasionally I'll read a blog that has been linked somewhere, like it, and include it on my blogroll. That doesn't mean the ones I don't include aren't good or popular; it's a matter of personal taste. But one big criteria is freshness. Blogs are like eggs...I don't want to eat an old egg and I don't want to consume old blogs, either.

Allan R. Bevere said...


Thanks for your thoughts.

I do not post the entire Methodist blogroll for the same reason.

I will probably end up purging my current blog links removing the inactive ones and adding ones that are active and interesting to read.