Do you worry about your performance as a blogger?
There was an Interesting debate on Windows Weekly a few weeks ago in which Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott and Mary-Jo Foley briefly touched upon what it means to be a blogger. (Oh, and is it just me, or is Windows Weekly just not the same now?)
Anyhow, according to Leo, blogging is an obsession - and not always a healthy one. Speaking for myself, I don’t know whether ‘obsession’ is the right word, but it’s certainly a labour of love.
I think it’s important not to hang on too tightly. I’ve always made a point of only blogging when I feel like it. If blogging becomes a chore, what’s the point?
According to Leo, any self-respecting blogger sweats over their posts, is surgically attached to their computer keyboard, and dwells over what they have written (to the point of getting up in the middle of the night to correct an erroneous post). Casting a quick glance around the UK blawgosphere (which is starting to look a bit frayed around the edges – let’s be honest), I can’t see many of us doing that.
But it does beg the question: do you worry about your performance as a blogger? Do you start getting the willies if your blog traffic starts to fall?