September 29, 2008
RSS Magic Mixes and Reclaiming the Blogging Mojo
I was horrified to see how blogging has dropped off at this blog. It's odd because I really do enjoy blogging and wish I had more time in my schedule for it. The last 6 months have been very busy and I have to prioritize. I find that this blog suffers the most for it. I'm not going to promise to do better because I'm not sure I can keep that promise, but I do hope I will find more time.
However, there may be another dynamic at work. I have mentioned before that I aggressively prune my blogroll from time to time. Recently I did another purge and dropped several blogs that I had subscribed to for a long time (2 or more years). In some cases the blogs had changed--new co-bloggers who were diluting the posts of interest, or a dropoff in blogging activity (much like my own). In other cases, it was simply a recognition that I wasn't getting as much from the blog as I used to, and I am aggressively trying to skinny up the amount of time I spend in Bloglines to free up time elsewhere.
Perhaps the purge may have gone too far, because I'm finding less things in my Bloglines account that I feel compelled to blog. It seems like there is a magic mix of RSS subscriptions that yields a steady diet of bloggable items. Too many subscriptions, and I drown in infoglut. Too few subscriptions, or the wrong mix of subscriptions, and I find less blogging inspiration. I fear my last purge screwed up the secret sauce, and now I'm trying to figure out how to get my Bloglines mojo back.
Posted by Eric at September 29, 2008 10:23 PM | Blogosphere Issues
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