July 12, 2010

What is the point of posting?

As is pretty obvious, posting has dropped off as of late. Though I am on pace to set a new record for number of posts in a year (and in fact I have most likely already beaten it with ease), many of those posts were made in the first four months of this year, when I set out an informal goal to post at least once a day. Of course, I abandoned that stance after four months, primarily because schoolwork was hurting my ability to post, and because I figured that more posts didn't translate into more readers. Basically, a lot of what I wrote was worthless, or reposts, or worthless reposts. So I decided to space myself out, but write actual quality posts. We all saw how that turned out.

I think the major problem with writing any kind of blog is the lack of quality. In this case, however, it's not so much my inability to produce quality posts (don't judge my overconfidence: one thing I do know is that I can write) so much as my inability to know what kind of posts to write. I don't feel like really writing political posts, mostly because I do that on another blog and don't feel like wasting ideas. I could write about the news, but then I'd be pretty unoriginal. I could write about being a student, but then I'm not really motivated by that. I could just write about sports events and maybe technology and gaming. That's what I've arrived at now.

I think quality will come soon enough. I figure that I should accept that this blog will fulfill two primary roles: first, I will write about things that I particularly care about, including politics, because writing once a week about it isn't that fulfilling. The second purpose will be to highlight writings of mine elsewhere. And of course, this is not a role of the blog, but sometimes I'll just write about my personal life sometimes. Just sometimes.

Hopefully next week, I'll be writing reviews of some stuff, probably some of the movies and television shows I've seen. Additionally I hope to have something wrapping up the World Cup, as well as some other miscellaneous filler.

1 comment:

  1. I have learned that attacking popular things is popular.

    I need to bash Twilight more.

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