Bloggers Suffer Burnout

Wired magazine was already on it, about bloggers and burnout.. while one of the great things about blogging is the dialogue with readers, and I love having that from my blog and personal website, I don’t have enough of it when I want it. Like right now at 4am, I can’t find my friends online to IM; and jumping into a chat room is rarely more than small talk. (and you know how that wears me out, not good when I’m evaluating how close to the edge of burnout I might be)

And that’s not the main reason that I blog. I blog to vent, to write, to have a way to express and to unload and to ponder and to think out loud. That’s all. It’s not for my readers. It’s for me. And that’s okay.

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  1. Elijah says:

    Yeah, I agree that blogging has to be for yourself. If I blogged to please others or keep others informed, I’d get tired of it real soon.. Hang in there bro. Burning out isn’t a fun place to be. At least you see it coming around the corner, so you can do something about it, hopefully. 🙂

  2. rob says:

    I always find it interesing when websites “cut themselves off” like that. I understnad the reason, but feedback/response is the key to community. I wrote a bit about it on my work site.

  3. enoch choi says:

    try me next time you’re up at 4am, that’s 1am our time, and i’m getting off work many days that late…

  4. bert says:

    Blogging i guess has and will always be a selfish priority. If you are ever “it” enough to get past that realm, then I guess the feedback aspect of it makes it extremely worthwhile. I post to generate dialogue, but it’s difficult to get a public dialogue going. DJ, maybe you can break through soon? And.. maybe i can finally decide to take it one step further and actually use =P

    BTW.. hope all is well with the storm and all…