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The unbearable lightness of blogging

29/02/2012

This is just so you know that I have a complex about blogging. After I’ve posted a blog I get caught in a technology loop, as described by Portlandia. Actually, it doesn’t take much to get me stuck in one, since I work from home, so I rely quite heavily on the internet for water cooler chats. But today I’m going to make a concerted effort to not check my email/facebook/twitter/wordpress stats until I’ve drawn another comic!

In some ways blogging is heaps less ephemeral than published books. If you know the key words to search for blog posts, they are always accessible. Books, on the other hand, easily disappear off shelves and go out of print. But the internet makes you hungry for new stuff, and you need to gobble up more articles, more posts, more funny pictures. It gives you a bit of a junk food headache afterwards.

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/02/2012 2:37 pm

    so good, sarah! i \can totally relate. i’m sure that one day i’ll fade away. (ps i’m going to leave more comments on your blog.)

  2. 29/02/2012 6:29 pm

    Y’know, for some mad reason I had never seen the comments function on your blog. Because quite a few times I have been ITCHING to validate you (hmmm….that sounds perverse) and leave a comment!! So there I was, thinkin’ you were “to cool for school” and didn’t even WANT comments. Ha! and cheers ;)

  3. 01/03/2012 12:31 am

    ha ha ha, no don’t know what you’re talking about! ;-)

  4. TWM permalink
    01/03/2012 1:50 am

    “The unbearable lightness of blogging” is a great, great title.

  5. 01/03/2012 7:43 am

    Am I a permissible validater? I always enjoy your blogs, but don’t want to seem to be a stalker!

  6. 02/03/2012 8:02 am

    And your book Dead People’s Music has joined your blog in real space by being available on line at amazon

  7. Therese permalink
    02/03/2012 9:38 am

    I work from home too. Sometimes (usually) checking other peoples blogs is more interesting than my thesis. And easier too!

  8. 06/03/2012 12:04 am

    I think you’ve identified a Universal Blogging Hazard. Sometimes after I post I make a concerted effort NOT to check for comments. I never last very long.

  9. Steve Braunias permalink
    08/03/2012 9:50 pm

    I notice that you didn’t make the cup of tea in the controversial teacup. Excellent. Am assuming it’s safely locked away inside a glass cabinet?

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