My second post for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, B is for...Blogging:
The A-to-Z Blogging Challenge has made me think about blogging itself. I don't particularly like the word. Sometimes I feel silly saying it out loud. I get that Weblog became We Blog and thus blogging as a verb was born. I'm not suggesting that we need a new word, but instead that maybe I need to find a new way of saying it.
I try to keep this blog up to date and maybe I take it a little too seriously, but I have found myself posting to something of a formula in order to keep up the number of posts. In an average month I will probably post ten times and within that there will most likely be an acting post about a show from my past, an example of something I've written, a post with some photos that I took for another blog, a video from a Pulp gig and a These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things post about my favourite things from a particular year. A lot of people have been discussing the themes they are writing about for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge and I suppose that is my theme. The sorts of things I already write about, but more so.
Ideally it'll also be crammed full of posts about what I doing in the present. The almost Catch 22 situation is that the busier I am the less time I have to write this blog, while in quieter times the less I have to actually write about.
One of the things I've been wondering about recently is whether I spend too much time blogging. I realise that maybe the beginning of a month in which I am going to try to post more frequently than ever before is possibly not the best time to consider this. I started this blog in order to showcase writing and it seems as though blogging has taken over.
One thing is certain however and that is that more bloggers will visit me this month than ever before and so I have a question for you all:
Does any of this ramble seem familiar, and what do you do to avoid blog stagnation?