NAVEL GAZING, PART IVI
Marc Velazquez of Spudlets reacts to various posts on the nature of blogging. He argues that the conventional wisdom that one must post regularly to get consistent readers is wrong.
[Blogging] gives me the chance to practice my writing that a diary never could. For those who have been at it awhile, go back to your archives and see how your writing has (hopefully) progressed.
While a few “A-list” bloggers will get heavy traffic and lotsa link love, many of us stay near the banks of the raging Web/blogosphere stream, catching some tidbits now and then, passing them along, and enjoying the company of our neighbors. Bottom line: if you can make a few friends and every once in a while someone gives you a positive comment on a post, you’re doing well. Anything more is gravy. Trying to join the big boys (and girls) in the fast waters can be precarious, and usually unsuccessful unless you are a fine writer with a good amount of time on your hands. Point #3 is the key – you can only get out of it what you put in, and as you develop relationships in the blogosphere you can be rewarded with good friendships.
I’m not sure that this refutes the “blog regularly” notion, but it makes sense otherwise.
(Hat tip: Terry Oglesby)