Thursday, January 03, 2013
I have been a bad Spark Friend. I admit it. I blog much more often than I read and comment on the blogs of others. Of course, you already knew this. Maybe it's heartening to see me admit it openly?
So tonight, overcome with pangs of guilt, I fired up Ye Olde Sparky Friend Feed to see what the doings are in the lively little Land of Spark. Here is what I found in the Sparky blogosphere:
1. Blogs filled with inside jokes.
2. Blogs filled with short-hand abbreviations that only the well-indoctrinated could decipher without a herculean degree of effort. I get that "SP" is Spark-People, but I really needed a lexicon I did not have to decipher much of it.
3. Blogs filled with typos, poor grammar, or both.
4. Blogs quite diarist by nature, necessitating the reading of earlier ones for context.
Maybe I'm quite daft, but a broader question is begged: what is the purpose of authoring a Spark blog? What is the benefit to the author? The audience? Is there an intended audience?
As for me, I usually try to be semi-informative to others traveling on the Sparky Caravan, perhaps who have been here less long than I. Sometimes I'm just having fun, and hope to share the humor or goodwill. But given the smattering of those I have read in recent days, the broader questions are begged:
Why do you blog? Why do you NOT blog? What do you seek in blogs of others? What makes you roll your eyes and skip a blog? You answers will help me waste less time in authoring ones not beneficial. Many thanks.