Has blogging gone by the wayside? It feels like it has been 6 months since I have posted anything on this blog site. Now that I take a minute to look, I see that I posted something just last month and before that, I posted something in May. So, I guess I'm not as bad as I thought I was at posting new stuff. HOWEVER, when I went to my Google Reader, I was expecting to see a reader full of blog posts from other people that spanned several screens of information. To my surprise, there weren't very many posts out there. Why you might ask? I pondered a moment, checked my facebook account, and then came to a conclusion. Facebook. It is much easier to post stuff on Facebook and get people's reactions than to post on your blog. There is a certain feeling of satisfaction you get when you post something and within a couple of minutes, someone "likes" your post. You feel validated, acknowledged, encouraged and another word that means the same thing. If you post something on your blog, no one knows if anyone read it or if anyone liked it. I'm guilty of posting something on my blog, waited around for a day or two for some validation and then decided to post the post on Facebook. So, instead of spending your time creating these cool blog posts with elaborate pictures and anecdotes, please are now posting pithy comments on facebook to get their fix.
Just this weekend a cousin of mine mentioned to me that she reads my blog posts. I was surprised by this announcement because it is hard to tell when a blog post has been read. Maybe blogs should be more like facebook so we can get the validation we need to post more stuff about our lives.
Well, that is all I have for today. I should probably post something more important next time.