Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A blogger’s challenge solved

These days I find it increasingly difficult to post anything worth writing about. My usual subjects seem boring. I mean, how many times can one rant about George Bush when almost two thirds of the populace share your outrage? It’s kind of like self flagellation. I’m weary of writing about Bu$hco, and my handful of readers are probably weary of reading about it.

Living out in the country like I do, there aren’t many distractions worthy of commentary. I have been meaning to write about the flock of wild turkeys who occasionally wander into our yard—about eight of them—but I wanted to accompany a post about them with a photo, and lately they’ve stopped coming by.

I’ve noticed a similar slowdown in posting on several of my friends’ blogs as well. (Detroit Gail! Hello! Your last post was a month ago! Rick! We’ve been awaiting your insights into 9/11 as a government conspiracy!) Makes me wonder: is blogging a passing phase? Maybe people soon be saying, “Blogging. That’s sooooo 2004.”

Just in time, along comes a new book I’m proud to have signed for Peachpit late last winter. It’s called No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog. It’s by uber blogger Maggie Mason, purveyor of the Mighty Girl and Mighty Goods sites. It’s chock full of suggestions to prompt you to write interesting posts. Not that this post is that interesting, mind you.



At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't seem to login--Detroitgirl here--I care what you had for lunch if no one else does! I don't think Blogging is over--but Youtube is on its heels. I've been too busy to write and uninspired, too.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Michael Nolan said...

I know, I was just razzing you! The lack of inspiration thing for me has as much to do with total disbelief at the state of our country and world as with anything else. I just can't believe people don't care more than they seem to.


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