Most blogs fizzle and die, later if not sooner. Here are five major reasons for fizzlement, so to speak, of blogs and bloggers:
- People have more important things to do, like cleaning out the garage, scrubbing the corners in the bathroom, cleaning the lint out of the dryer, or watching The Young and the Restless. Except for watching the Young and the Restless, none of this stuff ever gets done anyway, the list of necessary chores just becomes part of accumulated guilt which goes away once you forget about the list. Solution: Check out the blog and say something, post something.
- Someone else (like one's spouse) is using the computer at the exact same time that one wishes to expound one's knowledge and send one's photographs over the blogosphere, thus rendering a moment of inspiration null and void. Solution: buy another computer. They're cheap.
- You spend all your time on Pinterest following 92,000 boards, posting 100,000 pinterest posts, and fiddling your time away.
- You have reached the point of Diminishing Marginal Utility, in economics speak, in which each incremental unit of blogging results in a smaller and smaller and teenier and diminishing amount of additional satisfaction, known as marginal utility. Problem is, you have probably reached the Point of Diminishing Marginal Utility in everything else that you do anyway.
- You get tired of sharing your thoughts and photos with others and you would rather keep all this stuff to yourself so you can just clog your hard drive with unedited photos and avoid reaching out to others by keeping your own thoughts and opinions to yourself and not clogging the blogosphere with this stuff. Solution: Become a hermit and build a man-cave, as a recent Pinterest post suggests. Or if you are really serious, edit the preceding sentence and clean it up a bit. I don't have time. I've got to get back to my blog. Have a nice day.