January 30, 2007

Blogging Frustrations

(note: this is an off-topic rant.)

Sometimes I find blogging frustrating! I feel like I rarely have time to sit down and pound out a well written post. Even short posts are challenging when I know that if I don't review it in detail there will be many mis-spellings and possible errors. There is also the linking, I think creating hyperlinks takes a lot of time. Right now, Robert Scoble is caught up in a big discussion about how you should like to the original source of an idea. I agree, but I don't want to go dig up the link. (Right now, I feel like I better go get the link to Scoble's site. OK... here it is.)

This also leads me to how I want to stop reading my feeds for awhile. I enjoy engaging in the conversation, especially if I fell I can contribute, but I just don't feel like I am posting any of my own original ideas. I'd like to just sit down and write about what I am working on or thinking about, but I feel some pressure to engage in the topics on the web, so that others might engage back. I'm not sure why? On the other side of that, I really love getting the information. I don't want to miss anything that is going on.

I also really want to add more graphics to my blog, I love graphics and I love creating them, but they take even more time to create. I know you might say, "Lee just structure your time, make one good post a week, or just work on a post until it is ready... " I suppose that is right, but I just don't feel like I have the time to be that structured. I have a lot of responsibilities in life just like everyone else. Coaching two basketball teams, keeping up with the house, oh and work... and I am learning to program in my "spare time".

Well, if you are still reading.... I am sorry I took you down this path..... It's probably just something I had to get out.


  1. Well, you are definitely not alone. I've only been blogging for a few months, but I already feel the same frustration you're talking about: the need to know everything and also finding the time to write a proper blog post. But I think that all that isn't necessarily a bad thing; after all it keeps us going and makes us work harder. Although I think that sometimes we all need a little break to recharge our batteries and start missing the everyday frustrations of our digital life :)

  2. Alja,

    Thanks for the comment. I agree that it makes us work harder and I do like that. I'm not really trying to stop, I just wish it came easier.