Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sad Again.

Kevin Hayden of American Street is also quitting blogging. Kevin is wonderful. He let me blog on the Street. Well, that is not the only reason why he is wonderful. We will all miss him and hope that he comes back after a break.

Skippy today posted on the many bloggers who have departed the blogosphere for something else, and the reasons for their departures are fairly obvious: Intensive blogging is intensive, time-consuming and tiring, and most of us must find a way to make money outside it. I'm not sure if even a full salary for blogging would really work to make it a long-term occupation. It is impossible to be "good" every day, impossible to always have many well-researched posts on the very latest topic of the day, impossible not to once in a while post something erroneous and half-assed, to be then torn apart like so much roadkill. It's a wonder that so many of us are willing to do that all. Maybe someone should study blogging as an addiction?