Wise Words ¦ Dost Thou Blog Too Much?

Wise words from Eric Kintz on why frequent blog-posting is unhealthy. Discussed here on TSK.

In summary:

#1 Traffic is generated by participating in the community; not daily posting
#2 Traffic is irrelevant to your blog’s success anyway
#3 Loyal readers coming back daily to check your posts is so Web 1.0
#4 Frequent posting is actually starting to have a negative impact on loyalty
#5 Frequent posting keeps key senior executives and thought leaders out of the blogosphere
#6 Frequent posting drives poor content quality
#7 Frequent posting threatens the credibility of the blogosphere
#8 Frequent posting will push corporate bloggers into the hands of PR agencies
#9 Frequent posting creates the equivalent of a blogging landfill
#10 I love my family too much

Certainly confirms how I’ve been thinking recently, and clearly how others have been too. I think we’re entering the ‘norming’ phase of the blog revolution. Thank goodness.


8 responses to “Wise Words ¦ Dost Thou Blog Too Much?”

  1. The answer, people, is simple.

  2. Finally an excuse!

  3. Umm, I don’t know if I agree with this as the basic idea is that I write a blog so that people come an read it and by extension have influence. I don’t know if that is the case for me and others. When I started blogging, I didn’t blog for anyone else but as a way to organize the bits of information I wanted to find later (although now I use del.icio.us for that now). Often now it is things that I am thinking about and either want to use later or get feedback from. Blogs aren’t alway for the readers but often are the for the writers themselves.

  4. I’d agree that blogs aren’t always for the reader, but, as is always the case with ‘publishing’ – whether that be music, poetry, fiction, worship – there is a required tension between the public and the private.
    For many early bloggers like yourself, the tool did seem to function differently. Now I think there are a lot of people simply firing off things into the cyberaether without a great deal of thought, rather like children playing with a megaphone. There’s no harm in that, but one can’t play for ever, and, hopefully, people will either get bored, or get interacting.

  5. Hi,
    Thanks for linking to my post. I thought you would enjoy the follow up analysis on how this post spread virally throughout the blogosphere.

  6. damnflandrz

    I said it before and i’ll say it again… stop bloggin and bloody well play me at GR. i’ll give you complex – arm, leg, leg, arm, head from 20 paces glitching a wall.

  7. Thanks Eric. Really interesting follow-up.
    And I will, DF, just as soon as they confirm me US release date!