Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The blog is dead, long live the blog

Over a Sabbath meal this week, one of my friends commented that everyone had a blog five years ago - and no one has one now. Hard-core writers maintain them, but who ever has the time to update frequently unless it's a core part of their business strategy? For everyone else, there are Twitter and the Facebook status update. Since most of you who are reading this post are reading it syndicated to my Facebook page, I think the point is true.

I've been too busy to maintain this blog properly lately, leaving my grad speech unposted for an entire month and my comments unmoderated. (All those Chinese spammers must have been biting their nails, waiting for me to publish their comments. Rejected!)

Of course, it's a truism that if you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it. Christina Katz wrote about that this week. As a teacher, I cannot believe that my summer is half over and I don't have a free minute to blog. (Question - you ask, "Why are you blogging now, Aliza? Does this not prove you have free time?" Answer: It just proves that I procrastinate as well as I snark.)

However, I agree with Christina. I am blessed to be so busy. I am blessed to have projects to work on for school that excite me. I am blessed to be expecting my first child. I am, thus, blessed to spend all my free time on hold with realtors, movers, daycares, pediatricians and utilities. The big move is in two weeks exactly and I have until Friday to get my office at work ready for the cleaners to take out all the furniture and clean it. This would all be nothing, except Fetus has given me a curfew - one hour doing anything, and my feet hurt.

Before bed, I expect to pack 4 more boxes, hand wash two more shirts, practice piano, and catch up on emails and phone calls. I would not have it any other way.

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At 9:21 AM, Blogger Michael A. Burstein said...

Do you mean that this blog is really dead because you're so busy? Or will you still be posting, only less frequently?

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger Aliza said...

Michael, I was speaking about the fad of blogging more generally. Professional writer types still blog, but everyone else tweets or uses Facebook status updates to share bite-sized snippets of their life.

This blog is no more dead than it ever was. It took me 4 weeks to moderate your comment. Then again, I have always been in the habit of writing as frequently (or infrequently) as I have something to say.

 

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