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Update Frequency Indecision

I’ve been thinking about my personality lately. If I was to describe myself for something, I’d definitely state that I was ‘open-minded’ and able to see both sides of an argument (which is why I rarely have absolute opinions on anything). Why am I talking about this? Well, while reading through a few blogs today, it came to me that I have two opinions about people who don’t update their blogs much.
As you can probably tell, I try hard to update this at least once every day, even if I don’t have much to say. Most other bloggers do the same. But I’ve noticed that some aren’t so quick off the mark – take Lori Lookwood’s and Randy Nieland’s blogs as an example. Lori does update from time to time (though she seems to be having problems with Movable Type – half the time the site isn’t working), but Randy goes through weeks without updating. The last update to his was June 10th – nearly a month ago.
Now hold on a minute. You gotta remember that people are busy – Randy has to write a daily newsletter, maintain a couple of websites and look after his computers / ferrets / Diana as well. I’m sure blogging is much lower on his priorities in life. And it’s his blog after all – as the saying goes, if you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything. Maybe he just doesn’t like updating.
But I do find it frustrating that every time I visit, the same old stuff is up there. I want to be able to find out what he’s been doing, or what he’s found on the web. I don’t want to read the same old stuff over again.
So I’m in two minds here. Part of me gets annoyed at this, but the other half tries to be more understanding. Guess it’s like in those cartoons, where you have the angel and devil representing the two sides of your conscience. I suppose I’llhave to go with the angel – I mean, you can’t expect everyone to update. And to write an email saying “Oi, sort your site out!” would be rude, wouldn’t it? But still… I wish they did.

One Comment

  1. I agree with your comments. Especially now that he isn’t doing the Tech Specialist anymore.