... do I really have time to do this every day?
The arguments continue to rage surrounding quality versus quantity - we should anticipate that - and finally, after more than four years, I am making up my own mind.
I remain unconvinced by those who suggest that "blogging" has reached the end of the road. Estimates suggest that there are around 500 million blogs, and we are talking about a number well above a billion people, perhaps even more than 2 billion, or about 1 out of every 3 human beings on the planet are reading those blogs every day.
Alexa tells me that this blog is in the top 1%, but you know, everything has a shelf-life.
It has always been my primary objective to deliver original and even inspirational thinking, but more frequently I am finding that achieving all of that consistently, on a daily basis, is becoming a chore. Chores are typically devoid of enjoyment aren't they?
The dichotomy is whether to retreat quietly into a "blogging retirement" or take a more pragmatic approach. No doubt for the time being at least, pragmatism will win the day.
My addiction may take a little longer to cure, but weaning myself off this communication medium is something I must inevitably resign myself to.
For now, I am committed to posting two or three times every week, rather than daily, with the usual great guest posts at week-ends.
One glance over at JF Corporation will convince you that I really am so, so, time-constrained - just check out the "Coming Next" entries under the menu.
So, there we are. Hopefully you'll get better quality.... more time to write about the things that really concern me, rather than writing for the sake of it. I want to get off the treadmill.
Did you ever think to yourself: "Policemen/firemen/doctors/pilots are looking so young these days?"
That's how I feel when I read blog posts that repeat messages I sent out years ago. I am not getting older (well, I am really) but I hope I am getting wiser.
As we mature, quality really is so much more pleasurable than quantity, don't you think?