Where have all the Bloggers gone?

closePlease note: This post was published over a year ago, so please be aware that its content may not be quite so accurate anymore. Also, the format of the site has changed since it was published, so please excuse any formatting issues.

I have a list of personal blogs that I read check on a daily basis, many of which are in the “Dailies” section in the sidebar. I’ve noticed a trend among many — perhaps I could go so far as to say most — of the blogs I read: They haven’t updated in a long time. This post isn’t directed at any one person, but merely an observation that many of my Blogger friends haven’t been posting.

In fact, some blogs haven’t updated in such a long time that I don’t even bother to check them anymore (I do still cling to the hope that Phoenix will update his blog; especially since he seems capable of leaving comments on other peoples’ blogs).

I had a bit of a dry spell myself back in January (there were three Friday Fundays in a row, which meant that I didn’t blog anything for three weeks!), but I’ve managed to overcome my Bloggers’ Block and am writing with greater frequency. Now if I could just start writing regularly…

In an attempt to help my fellow Bloggers give me something to read, I’m going to post another meme challenge thing. Don’t worry, this should be relatively painless. Just copy and paste the following into your blog (look at that, most of the work is already done for you) and replace my answers with your own.

  1. What is your official job title? Whenever people ask, I always say webmaster, but it’s more like webslave.
  2. Do you wear a watch? If so, is it digital or analog? If not, why not? I don’t usually wear a watch because my mobile phone, which I always carry, has a clock. When I do wear a watch, it’s a really cool analog Fossil with Japanese kanji on it. Apparently it’s quite a rare watch. It must be, considering how much I paid for it.
  3. What’s a really great but fairly obscure website that you visit regularly? Wondermark is a really funny web comic that I don’t think many people know about. Billing itself as “an illustrated jocularity,” Wondermark often makes light of current events and is always really funny. Don’t forget to check out the ALT attribute of each comic for added laughs.
  4. How long can you hold your breath? I made it to 1 minute and 6.62 seconds, which really impressed me. I didn’t know I could hold my breath that long! Here’s a handy stopwatch so you can test yourself.

There, now you have no excuse not to blog! Feel free to encourage your regular readers to participate on their own blogs. Also, a link back to my blog would be much appreciated…

If you decide to participate, post a comment or trackback so that my other readers can check out your blog!

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  1. Phoenix

    I can leave comments on other blogs that aren’t on BLOGSPOT. I can’t access the Blogspot website (or many other blogging sites). I suppose that if I bought a domain and redirected myself, I could…

    (re: holding breath: 1 minute 45.7 seconds just now, but I’m out of practice. 3 minutes 30 (35? 36?) seconds is my top score, but that was a few years ago.)

    I’ll try to bring my site back. Of course, I’m returning to America in a few months, so I’ll definitely be able to access it then. ^_^

  2. I forgot that you can’t access the sites at work. That sucks.

    I was interested to see what your breath-holding time would be. I remember back when we did Penthouse Live you had talked about being able to hold it for quite a while.

    Everyone here eagerly awaits the return of your blog!

  3. Thanks for the ideas! I really appreciate it. I know I am one of your online friends that has had a problem w/ blogging lately, but with the appearance of a brand new laptop last night courtesy of my fiance, I now have no excuse to not blog.

    By the way, do you have Vista for your computer? I just got my laptop and I am having issues w/ administrative rights. I have gotten some hints and haven’t tried them all out yet since I am at work, but if you know anything about why Vista won’t let me install hardware or software because it says I don’t have admin rights, let me know!

  4. Mac vs. PC (Vista, actually)

    In a comment to my previous post, Katie asked if I knew anything about administrative rights in Windows Vista. Apparently, Vista won’t let her install any hardware or software. Honestly, I’m not surprised. The short answer, Katie, is that I…

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