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Less Blogging About Blogging

This has been a problem of mine for a while, blogging about blogging. I didn’t realize how much of a problem it was until I began categorizing my posts and I had to make an entire category just for blogging related entries.

I began monitoring what type of posts come across my RSS and I’d argue 70% of them are blogging related. So, why do bloggers like to talk about blogging, and should it slow down?

The majority of my posts are either platform explanations/justifications or organizational posts. Stuff like, “I’m moving the Archives here” or “I’ve added a ton of Links there.” Other times it’s simple announcements about me moving my blog someplace new.

So, why do I feel the need to talk about this?

Well, I guess for me it’s partially about conveying information to a potential audience and maybe even justifying to myself why I’ve moved my blog or made a radical change, but is this type of blogging interesting? I guess you’d say blogging is a hobby, so I’m interested in it, but what about other people?

It’s hard for me to determine that. I look at some of the bloggers I follow and their posts about coding, and I see that it’s a passion for them and I respect it, but it does nothing for me. So, those posts tend to get ignored by me. I would assume non-bloggers may do the same for blogging related posts on my site.

The real question is: is it necessary? Does anyone really want to read about blogging? Does it enrich my life to chat about it? Should I redirect my attention to sharing things that matter a bit more to me?

I guess when I think about it, I’d prefer to post less about blogging. I’ve been going through four years of posts these past few days and the ones I enjoy the most are little slice of life posts or me gushing about a new movie or book series. It’s funny, sometimes I feel like writing about a piece of media such as a book is pointless when you have professional reviewers, Goodreads, and Wikipedia, but I find that I enjoy my assessments. I take a different approach to things, I am not nearly as harsh, and I tend to avoid spoilers. Also, usually when I blog it’s because I’m passionate about sharing the item or I want to explore it more with words, and I feel like I can pick up on that excitement when reading back over things.

As I’ve re-read over old posts, I found myself suddenly interested in revisiting TV series (this post about The Wire got to me), and after watching Late Night with the Devil, I wanted to write about it. So, I started to write a post, but I wasn’t happy with how it was going, when I suddenly thought, “I liked my old horror movie review template for a reason, let’s use it!” and so I did, and I’m quite happy with the end result.

I guess, it all depends on the person, but going forward I’m going to try and blog less about blogging and more about other things. I think it’ll make for a better blog.

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