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Friday, July 23, 2004

Remember my month off? Well.... 

Do you? Sometime in April and May I took a month off, then when I came back, I wrote this post. I was a bit down on the state of affairs with the whole baseball blogging scene. Well, I've noticed over the past week or two or three that I'm not the only one who has been shirking his duties.

When I got into this blogging scene back in December 2003 or so and I was really blogging regularly - several times a day, in fact - there were a number of blogs that I read every day. You can actually see them over there to the right. Today, I read Baseball Musings, Bronx Banter and Aaron's Baseball Blog every day no matter what. And the rest of them, I may check a couple times a week. What happened is that, besides those three blogs, most everyone else has stopped writing every day. Or I have lost interest in their blog. Or both.

And no one ever leaves comments. That's another thing that really bugs me. Sure, Lisa and Cliff occasionally do, but for the most part, my 20 - 30 page views per day (half of which come from searches - Google, Yahoo, etc.) isn't generating the interest from the viewers that they feel like they need to leave me a comment. Am I boring now? Am I really not saying anything interesting? Occasionally I'll post a question in a blog entry, and when I have, I don't think that I've ever received a response.

At this point in time, I'm seriously thinking about taking a sabbatical from writing my blog. It's nice that I have someplace to write things that interest me about baseball and the Yankees, but it seems like no one else is really interested. I may just stop writing and continue reading (and posting comments) at the handful of blogs that I still frequent. (Posting comments on other blogs is what got me started in the first place - I needed more space than a blog comment to express myself, so I started this blog.)

I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to do. I have a wonderful fiancé that supports my blogging, and who even supports my OOTP habit. But between spending time with her, taking our drawing class, working on the house (we built a shed, and now are going to renovate the guest bedroom into a bedroom/office with a full wall of built-in bookcases), finishing my big project up at work, getting my Java certification (SCJP), and all the other things going on - well, maybe I just don't have the time, energy, motivation and writing skillz to pull this off anymore.

I'm going to think about this some more. Of course I'll let you all know what I decide. Any opinions? Thoughts? Ideas?
# posted by shawn : 7/23/2004 04:35:00 PM -
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