In this new day definition frequent posts on blogs have nearly become synonymous with frivolous posts. For the last one month, I have been going through many blogs and sadly most of them have frequently been updated. Frequent updating of the blog is good, but not the way it is for most blogs today. I am truly happy that the two blog authors who have inspired me and helped me shape my own blog, are not in this race. Their blog posts may be infrequent to the extent of going months without a new post being put up, but when they do post, the post makes absolute sense and is not just for the heck of it. So before I go on to speak of the non worthy frivolous posts, here’s a salute to Harshit Nandan, and Ankit Malhotra.
Moving on to the insensible posts. Let’s all of us understand a few things please:
- A blog is not Facebook status, or twitter or sites of the kind. If you want to keep writing every sentence that is “on your mind”, do it on fb, not on your blog.
- Just because you have gotten for free a platform to write whatever you like, does not mean you will also boast about it. If it’s personal senseless thoughts you wish to write about, keep it private or only visible to your friends. I do not wish to come online in search of something to read and come across a mindless blog.
- We respect your thinking, but for that you have to “think”… understood?
- The “post every day/week of the year” contest is for people who take part in the contest because they write and not the other way round.
However, by all this I do not mean that all blogs with frequent posts are worthless. Some people genuinely write good blogs frequently.. but such people are few in number.
So, think before you blog bloggers. It’s a great medium, that we have, don’t please ruin it.