Sunday, April 05, 2009

Keep Telling Yourself That

I keep telling myself I'm going to become a regular blogger again. For the first couple years after I started photo blogging I was pretty good at regular posting, managing to average one about every two days. The decline started not too long after I moved my blog here to Blogger. And it's not just blogging either. I also used to publish lots of pictures to too but I don't do much of that anymore either. 

It seems the seems to be that I now consume more content than I create whereas the opposite used to be true. I keep trying to reverse the trend but without success. The ironic thing is, I think I am really happier when creating rather than consuming. I guess consuming is just easier and, of course, there is the whole compulsive component to consumption too. 

Meanwhile my pictures just keep piling up waiting to be shared with someone. When I started out my goal was to post on my blog at least every other day and I was mostly successful at it for quite some time. Lately, after more than a year falling way, way short, I have lowered my target to once a week. Still not reaching that goal. Perhaps publicly stating that goal will help me achieve it. Once a week. Shooting for Thursdays but any day will do. 


The picture is me tractoring at sunset.


  1. I've been pruning my Google reader down and trying to slim down my things I feel I have to try to keep up with. I'm having some limited success. It's still a fine process to try and get down though.

  2. We have a lot of learning to do on how to handle the Information Age. I'm struggling with the same dilemmas too.

    Like Vince I try to prune gReader occasionally, and I've tried to move away from Twitter. But email is overwhelming all by itself even.

    I had more to say as I was thinking of this entry all day, but my brain fried out by the time I could get to a computer.... Information Age problem as well, that .

  3. Thanks for the comments, guys. Google Reader is a big problem. I avoided extensive use of RSS feeds for a long time because I knew what the result would be. I'm just way compulsive about reading everything. I had to quit using urltweets for the same reason. I felt a compulsion to click every link every day. Crazy.
    I think you hit it, Dan. We all have a lot to learn about how to handle the Information Age. I know I do.

  4. My worry is that maybe the internet is my bottle. I can feel it pulling me away from being a better dad, for example. I've made some progress, but it falls away quick (right now, even), if I dont watch it hawkishly.