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May 26, 2003

I am, in fact, giving this whole World O'Blog thing some serious re-thinking. Maybe it's a kind of burnout, I don't know, but after having been at this for about eight or nine months, I'm thinking it's time to step back and reconsider.

There are a ton of good blogs out there, all run by insightful people posting more in-depth analysis than I seem to find time for these days. I find little value in me posting links that are being posted, and discussed, in larger and more thoughtful forums than this one.

Quite frankly, I don't know how other bloggers do it. I spend, easily, two to three hours a day reading news sites and blogs and making my own blog posts. This is a lot of time. All the more so when, as I've admitted before, I spend a significant chunk of my work hours doing it. When I started this, I wasn't that busy at the office and it wasn't that big of a deal. Today, things are quite different and I have quite a lot to do, not all of which is getting done in a timely fashion.

In addition, I'm also willing to admit that I must be the only person on-line whose readership seems to be falling. I didn't start tracking usage until late in January, but the number of people stopping by daily has been dropping each month since then, adding to my belief that the issues I choose to link to here, are being covered better elsewhere.

The bottom line is, as I was discussing in an earlier post, I don't seem to be bringing anything to the party that others aren't doing better.

To that end, I'm going to attempt to wean myself off of blogging. (I'm a tad obsessive, so I can't swear I won't fall off the wagon a time or two in the next week.) Instead, I'm going to try to find blogs linking to the issues and articles that interest me and spend my energy commenting in those forums.

It's a source of major frustration to me that some of my favorite blogs don't have commenting, but I guess I can resort to old-fashioned e-mail :) if I have to.

This decision, like all of my decisions, is open to change without notice, but until such time, I want to thank those of you who have stopped by.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:48 AM