March 8, 2007

When Does Blogging Become Work?

Ok, the overwhelming number of questions (and a fair share of complaints) about the month-long blogging sabbatical have come to a head. I never realized that these posts meant something to anyone other than myself. Allow me to explain and recoup.

I must confess that I feel terrible about not being able to blog in over a month. The lapse in writing was not for want of desire but rather for want of discretionary time. Honest. I had recently come of the opinion that blogging had grown into “work” rather than something I truly enjoyed and wanted to do on a consistent basis.

Worrying about readers, links and positioning posts overtook the pleasure of expressing pointed thoughts about the SEM/SEO industry and techniques I’ve been employing therein.

When does blogging become work?

The gorgeous middle ground in blogging is when one loves his/her work. I’m lucky enough to love my work, even when slammed with overwhelming demands on every free minute. But I felt as though blogging was “work, work”, if that makes any sense. This is nothing new, as both Financial Times (on social networking) & the WSJ (blogging becomes work) have written the trend for a couple of years now.

Stick Around.

There are several items that have been begging for attention which I will be covering shortly. From new developments on widgets (apparently now “gadgets” thanks to MSN) to important perspectives on link building, SEO and social media, posts will now return with increasing regularity.

I’ve got an all new design for the blog and a potential migration in the works as well. Thanks for the support! More to come…


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