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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

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?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alan,
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...

Ted:

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...

Alan,
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...

Allan,

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...

Mark:

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.