Wired has an interesting article on blogger burnout. I take Walt Crawford’s advice and first have something to say before posting. I don’t feel like I need to post something every day, or multiple times a day. I just don’t have that much to say that hasn’t already been said, most of the time. Half the time, I’m not even sure that anyone reads this blog, much less looks to it for my opinion on stuff. (Isn’t “stuff” a great, comprehensive, and technical term?)
More problematic for Reynolds, however, is that his readers expect him to weigh in on everything. And when he’s tired or uninterested, that’s not always possible.
“There are times that people want me to have an opinion on stuff that I just don’t have an opinion on,” said Reynolds. “Because I have a lot of opinions on a lot of things, people are surprised when I don’t have an opinion.”