I can’t decide if I should keep this blog going. I do it for my own benefit, and if people happen to enjoy reading it, that’s a pleasant side effect. I used to keep a private journal, and then moved more towards the blog as a public platform.
Nowadays, I don’t have as much to rant about- I have about 30 really big, completely unpublished posts sitting in this blog’s “drafts” section. Each one is basically me beating a dead horse into the ground for 3 or 4 paragraphs, and then realizing, “Wait, I don’t really care about this subject, and neither does anyone who reads the site.” Then I click “save” and leave it for nobody to ever see.
As for the social aspect… Facebook really gets me in touch with everyone much better than this site. People don’t go out of their way to see what I’m up to, it just shows up in their news feed. If I have a link, video, or blog post to share, I can just put it there for everyone to see.
The real question I have for myself is one about how my own writing habits are changing: back in high school when I was updating this thing daily, what was my real motivation? Did putting my mundane daily life down in written form have any kind of therapeutic effect? Did it help me socialize or keep in touch with distant friends and family? Whatever it is, something has changed to make me feel much less inclined to write all the time.
If I were a “notable figure” in a certain area, or had more interesting stuff to write about, that might make things different. I’d love to write for a music or technology blog. But a blog does nothing for my current professional development. The closest thing to that these days is – gulp – making connections with music industry people on MySpace. Maybe that will change as we start gigging more and have an album out and stuff.