One of the country’s leading bloggers, Iain Dale, has recently announced that he is giving up blogging. He is not exceptional. Many people start blogs but after a time give them up. They either lose interest and/or find it too time consuming. I seem to have gone in the other direction. I became involved in Lords of the Blog when it was established in March 2008 and I started The Norton View last May when Lords of the Blog was out of action because of the general election purdah. LotB resumed after the election, but I decided to maintain this site and so post on both. This site allows me to be somewhat more eclectic and personal.
There are days when I am so busy when I don’t have time to put anything on either site, but generally time is not the issue. I find the main challenge is thinking of something to say, or at least something I think may be of interest. However, given the way my mind works, what I think may be of interest to others isn’t, and vice versa. Sometimes, what I think of as ‘fillers’ excite the most comments.
I quite enjoy blogging. It gives me a chance to offer the occasional comment and if that proves of interest to others then it is worthwhile. As I occasionally point out at meetings, I adopt a politician’s approach: if you see an audience, address it. It doesn’t have to be a seen audience!
As long as people keep reading (and commenting) I’ll keep blogging…