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For Some, the Blogging Never Stops
Posted by Adriana Cronin-Lukas
Saturday, May 29, 2004 @ 02:44 PM
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The New York Times has yet another article about how blogging is not what it is cracked up to be.

Blogging is a pastime for many, even a livelihood for a few. For some, it becomes an obsession. Such bloggers often feel compelled to write several times daily and feel anxious if they don't keep up. As they spend more time hunkered over their computers, they neglect family, friends and jobs. They blog at home, at work and on the road. They blog openly or sometimes, like Mr. Wiggins, quietly so as not to call attention to their habit.

A few blogs have thousands of readers, but never have so many people written so much to be read by so few. By Jupiter Research's estimate, only 4 percent of online users read blogs.

Indeed, if a blog is likened to a conversation between a writer and readers, bloggers like Mr. Wiggins are having conversations largely with themselves.

It is amazing how they miss the point about blog being a tool, unlike Mr. Wiggins. My book analogy holds - printing press is a tool, it can produce a boring book, or a badly written book, or even a book with an appalling content but that does not decrease the value of the ability to print books or the 'habit' of book writing and book reading.

Blogs are exactly the same. The fact that some people do not use the tool to the same extend and success than others is hardly a news flash. I just wish that whose who write such pointless articles saw a bit futher than their own keyboard...




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