Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Don't Feel So Guilty!



It's been over a month since my last post, fellow babies, but you know what? I can live with it.

There's a link at the top of this page -- or any other Blogger blog -- called "Next Blog," which can be clicked on when you want to go... elsewhere. Wherever Blogger decides to send you, that is.

I've been clicking on it lately, just for the hell of it, to see where I end up, and you know what? The vast majority of blogs I've been directed to have not been updated for a year or more. In fact, I just visited about a dozen blogs right before writing this post. The most recent posts on several of them were published in 2011. One was last updated in 2010. I only found one of these random blogs which was updated during this year, and that was back in April.

My "see you when I see you" blog looks pretty good by comparison, dunnit?

So, anyway... That tells me that I'm not the only Blogger-blogger out here who has writer's block, or better things to do, or both.

And I shudder to think that some of these bloggers are no longer with us, but if they have indeed passed on, they obviously didn't make arrangements to have someone inform their readership. Have you? (I even posted about my own "final post" here, by the way. Check it out, won'tcha?)

It's funny, but several of the blogs I follow nowadays are written by professional writers who are constantly encouraging their readers (and themselves) to keep on plugging away at their writing. Very inspiring stuff, most of it, but somehow all of that hasn't made a dent in my own creative issues. I sure am glad we don't all have these problems!

Anyway, aren't you glad to learn that my conscience is clear? No?

Thanks for your time.

26 comments:

  1. a clear conscience is a good conscience...
    surely...

    ha, i have played with the Next Blog feature at times...and it def takes you interesting places though it has often been blogs that have not been updated in some time....

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    1. Maybe that's telling us that most one-time bloggers have deserted their post... so to speak.

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  2. For me it's easy to post at least once a week - my camera shutter is always clicking, and I have to put the results somewhere!

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    1. That sure works for you. You don't need an official subject, you only need to showcase your great photography.

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  3. I've tried that next blog thing. Every blog I find is from eons ago. You'll have plenty to invent when I pass on those fifty questions to you. I expect major creativity.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Anything beats telling the truth. :)

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    2. I agree completely. Truth is dull. Truth is boring. If you're going to tell a lie, tell a big one.

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    3. Looking forward to seeing all 50 questions. Where did they originate?

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  4. I never thought about that when I saw an abandoned blog! I did stop writing on mine after a while...I think a lot of people simply have found social media easier. It lured people away from blogging.

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    1. When I began my first blog, David'ZRantZ, I was one of about a dozen people who mostly hung around each other's blogs. As Facebook's popularity increased, several of them joined and eventually lost their urge to blog.

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  5. Being 155 posts ahead, I can do whatever I please and write whenever I please, so much easier for those busy days. Thankfully never have gotten writer's block though. I've tried that next blog thing and yeah a lot of them are dead blogs, then it starts sending me to blogs in other languages. Seems pretty useless.

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    1. You have to wonder why Blogger invented that feature to begin with, don't you?

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  6. I have an "In the event of my death" folder with instructions on what to do should that happen. Let's hope my kids don't delete it by accident.

    The author blog is going through a shift, I think. You're not the only one to bring this up, and I've been thinking of saying something on the matter. Appreciate your thoughts on this. :)

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    1. It's nice to see the camaraderie that leads authors to advertise each other's works, I admit. (Although sometimes, several blogs promote the same titles at once. Can't be helped, I suppose.) And the encouragement that I mentioned in my post is certainly a good thing. I just haven't gotten a lot of mileage from it personally... but I'm a stubborn sort. Ha.

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  7. I was thinking about the death thing and will have to get that in order...not that there is anything wrong with me:) Why feel guilty? We all do and usually about the silliest things but I am glad you took time off. I hope you find your creative edge even if it is about writing about nothing. Hell, Seinfeld made millions on that

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    1. Well, I'm not consciously taking time off. I've just had verrrrry little that I've felt like writing about, for a long time.

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  8. Argh! I made a long comment and I guess it got lost. How annoying!

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    1. I've had that happen a few times. Sometimes when you sign into your Google account, it doesn't carry over into the comments sections. Curious...

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  9. Short version: I don't want to hear about a last post. I lost one friend recently and I do not want to lose another. So stop with the final post business.

    I also post rarely these days. Seems like I just don't have all that much to say.

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    1. Don't worry, I don't plan on going anywhere quite yet. I was just talking about being prepared. Sorry you lost a friend.

      As far as your own posts, I keep you in my blogroll, so I'll know whenever one pops up!

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  10. I'm all about the breaks if we need them or if we can't come up with something to write . . . like is usually my case lol

    And umm, no I don't have an "in case I pass" post prepared, though I think my husband would be kind enough to share the news. If he's not too depressed and buried in his sorrows, that is.

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  11. "If?" I'm sure he'd be devastated, S.K.!

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