Blogs is Back


I got inspired by Ben writing this piece about good old fashioned blogging and how we should all try and make it good again:

It made me realise just how lazy I’ve been with blogging. And of course I have excuses for that. But there’s a part of me that genuinely misses the whole blogging thing. For a while I was thinking about just jacking it in. Especially after the whole hacking episode.

But then I started to think about what I love about blogging and how much it’s done for me, things that not-blogging platforms like Twitter never can or will. Things like the weekend where I took the challenge to do a bunch of stuff and had a really great time, (like making butter…)

Plus I got a lovely mail from someone the other day about how much my post on Mental Detox Week had inspired them. Which made me reconsider blog-retirement.

And screw Posterous and all that jazz, I’m just going to do it old school. Me and the blog against the world and all that new fangled Tumbleration and stuff…

7 thoughts on “Blogs is Back”

  1. It’s a great idea. I’ve got lazy too.

    Are you ditching Posterous completely then? I like emailing stuff in and the autoposts are great, but I seem to spend SO much time tidy up the html, clearing out divs, adding categories and tags, dropping in wider embed code etc.. for my blog that I’m starting to think it’s actually a bit of a pain in the arse to maintain both.

  2. I’m glad you’re going to pick it up again! I’ve found myself blogging less too due to various distractions, but the plus-side of that is when I do come to write about something now, it’s something I really care about and want to devote some time to share properly. So quality over quantity, really.

  3. Hooray! Proper categorized posts again.

    Mind you, I do quite like a bit of diffused+aggregated thrown into the mix. Have you seen Noah Brier’s site? It’s so dense! (In a good way).

  4. Agreed. Twitting is a sandwich for lunch but blogging is a sit-down meal with time taken to enjoy it properly. Both useful but one ultimately more fulfilling. I’m coming up to a year now, posting fairly regularly, and my ability to think and write have both improved. I’m not sure Twitter / FB / 4Sq would ever have the same effect.

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