Thursday, September 04, 2008

I cannot tell other bloggers what or when to post, but...

My fellow bloggers are not posting what I would like to read, when I would like to read it. Or, at least, that is what some of them are doing. While I'm sure others are quite interested in knowing that a certain blogger went out with her friends and got drunk, what I'd really like to read is whether or not she's mostly gotten over her ex-boyfriend. Going out and drinking with friends could either mean that she is getting over the breakup or that she is not. With drinking, it's just hard to say. In either case, she is not required to let me know how the breakup is going.

Other bloggers have gone on a bit about superlambananas. I cannot say that I like or dislike the superlambananas much either way, and to tell the truth I can't remember if I was all that interested in the bulls of Kansas City or the horses of Fort Worth (which was like seven or eight years ago, and for all I know they stole the idea from yet someone else). But what does interest me in the case of the superlambananas is that the people blogging about them feel good enough to go out and look for the things, which is not always the case. So good for them. On with the superlambananas.

Other people are having problems with their parents. I suppose at some point that all of us do. But I'll be reading about someone having a problem with mom or dad, and then the next post is about some dumb thing that a politician or celebrity said, or something like that. Who cares about that? I can watch that stuff on the news if I cared about that. What's going on with the parents?

But what really, really gets to some of us is when a person just stops blogging for a while, or maybe forever. I realize that I do not really know these people, and it is none of my business if they choose not to blog sometimes or if they want to totally stop blogging. But I think that if you've decided to blog and let the world at large read your blog, you should realize that there are people reading the blog and wondering why you haven't written anything. If everything is okay, you should post something at least once a week so that people know that everything is okay. And if everything is not okay, and you've already posted something indicating that, don't just stop posting for a week or so unless you've already said that's what you plan to do. I don't care if you don't think that you have anything interesting to say, or even if you really don't feel like saying anything at all. After you post something that sounds like "I feel awful and just don't want to go on" post something everyday that just says "I'm still here, but nothing has changed" or "I'm okay right now, but I just don't feel like talking today," but post something so people know you didn't really fall off the face of the earth.

Other than that, I should not bitch too much about other people's blogging, or lack thereof. Sometimes a person isn't blogging very much because real life is great at the moment, and the bloggers are busy enjoying it. So good for them; absence excused. Other times, maybe life isn't so great, the the bloggers have to go deal with things, and I shouldn't beat up on them if they do not have the time or desire to post about whatever has gone wrong. Again, absence excused, but don't let it go on too long.

Now go post something.


The Diva's Thoughts said...

I do miss bloggers that I love reading that disappear.

laughingattheslut said...

I will not admit to reading a certain blogger who posted a lot of wild things, and I can't say that I cared much about her personally, but I do really miss reading her when it is time for Burning Man. That blog was deleted. It seemed to me a stupid thing to delete something that you've worked on for years, but I suppose other people have different feelings on the subject.

dmarks said...

And now I am just about the make one of those posts "about some dumb thing that a politician ....said"

laughingattheslut said...

As long as it does not come right after some other more important post about a personal problem and then just leave us all wondering what happened.

David in DC said...

Would I be making too much of myself if I thought some of that was aimed at me?

Thank you for caring.

I think I'm back to posting regularly now. I don't have the mix of personal to funny to political right yet, but I'll get there some day.

laughingattheslut said...

Now here I was saying that some people don't post for a week or two, and here is someone who didn't post for like a month or two.

Welcome back, David.