To Blog or not To Blog

In the last week or so I didn’t blog, due to illness and some urgent business issues.

There are several blogging “rules”, two of them are contridicting -one says that you should publish a post every day. The other says not to write crap. It is a kind of an Asimovian conflict of laws .

Not everyday I come across something that is worth writing about. Not every day I have something interesting to say.

So – what is YOUR opinion – is it more important to write everyday, or only when you have something interesting / important / insightful to say?


Isac Asimov


2 Responses to “To Blog or not To Blog”

  1. 1 zemote May 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I’m among the notion you should write every day, but I don’t practice what I preach. Forcing yourself to write is good because it makes you think even though you may not have much to write about. It’s an exercise of the mind.

  2. 2 Rob May 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    If people are actively reading the blog, I’m sure they would expect a daily source of *something*. They would also expect it to be quality. Perhaps when there is nothing to be written on a certain day, the author could leave an interesting link for the reader to divert to, or just a “hello, here’s my excuse for not writing.”

    We imagine that our newspapers come on schedule, but blogs are a bit more personal – direct to the author. So, I wouldn’t imagine a print columnist to say “I don’t have anything interesting for you today, check this out instead: ___ .” However, it may be appropriate for a blogger.

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