I don't want to be a blogger

After about a year and a half of on and off blogging, I’m finally willing to admit that I don’t want to be a blogger.

Before I get into why, let me first define the blogger I don’t want to be.

Blogger: a person who updates a blog.

So what’s a blog?

Blog (web log): a frequently updated website of chronological posts and articles intended for general public consumption.

And that, dear readers, is why I don’t want to be a blogger. Specifically, that “frequently updated” part.

I love updating here. Seriously, I do. But what I don’t love is the pressure to constantly update, especially on a daily basis, and the vast treasure of past posts that fade into forgottenness.

And I don’t love that the perceived value of a blog post is so low.

Again, I’m fine with it here. But on my other blog, I don’t like it. I can’t write amazing stuff – not the stuff I really want to write anyway – when I’m constantly pushing content out on a daily basis.

You didn’t need to know this. I’m just saying it… because over the next couple months I’m going to transition into a different strategy. And hopefully the new strategy will allow me to publish amazing content that actually matters years from now.

In short, I love keeping in touch, but I hate keeping up.

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