Am I writing enough? Am I writing too much? I cared a lot about these two questions in my early blogging days some 15 years ago. At that time, blog pundits filled the internet with suggestions on the posting schedule or the posts' length. With Twitter and Facebook dominating soon, all those suggestions became futile.
As online presence became a popularity contest, a burst of short meaningless quips became the norm.
Throw more at the wall, and something will stick.
I could never play the social media game. It needed the zeal to always stay connected. I instead felt burdened by the pressure of participating non-stop. No surprise, then, that I kept writing on my blog. A lot less frequently, but I did.
With Twitter and Facebook dropping in popularity, I expect blogging to attract a few new users as an outlet for their voice. And I also expect the pundits to pollute the internet again with their suggestions on the best ways to blog.
Let me spill the beans. There isn’t one.
Write anything. Write anytime. Write anywhere.
Don’t worry about followers. Don’t worry about likes and reposts. There aren’t any. Some see this as a limitation – I find it liberating.
I need not fight to make my words stand out because only I write on my blog. Everything I write is always visible.