Since I jumped on the hamster wheel of social and decided to be a blogger, my decision early on was to at least post on Mondays; rain or shine. I’m pretty sure I have not missed a single Monday since I started back in March. This is pretty predictable, so I should be pretty easy to find. Therefore, you would think my throngs of followers should be lined up every Monday eagerly awaiting my post, right?
As I sat at the computer this weekend contemplating what to write, nothing really came to mind. Instead of posting something even less inspiring than my normal fare, I decided not to post at all. It would be my experiment to see if anybody noticed what was causing the huge void in their Monday morning.
Hey Dorman, guess what; not only did no one notice, nobody gives a rat’s ass either (my post, I can cuss if I want to).
It actually felt pretty good, maybe too good
I recently posted about finding sustainability and not having any set posting schedule per se; but the Monday posts were the one thing I was going to try to stay consistent with. Coming in to work this past Monday and not having anything really to keep track of in social actually felt kind of nice; almost like sleeping in.
Uh oh, is this the beginning of the end?
This I do know
Whereas people enjoy what I might have to say and I’m reasonably pleasant to be around, obviously I blend in quite well; too well, it appears. And that’s ok, I struggle with paying attention too; and I know how hard it is to make sure your own stuff is taken care of first before you start going down the line with your visits. Plus, some of my friends have some real struggles going on and this would be the least of their concerns.
The thought occurred to me how much time this might free up visiting other places and maybe fit some new ones in as well, if I wasn’t fretting over a do-nothing blog. I have to tell you, it sounds pretty appealing.
I could easily name you more than 10 previous ‘regulars’ here who have dropped out; cut back because ‘life’ got in the way; or just don’t find me worthy of stopping by anymore. As the numbers drop, I’m not sure I have the energy to regenerate interest and even if I did, what for? Since I’m a glass half-full kind of guy the good news is I can drop their sorry asses out of my reader now (still my post, no censure….:).
Boo hoo Dorman, you big baby
This certainly sounds like a woe is me post, but it really isn’t; not even close. There was a time this might have been post worthy, but I know the reality of social, and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of love going around in here right now anyway.
My good buddy TheJackB talked about being the last man standing and I can certainly see how this can happen very easily.
This appears to be a trend
Two people who I respect, admire and are smart like that, both wrote posts about how social has evolved and where they think it’s going. Maybe it’s just where my head is right now, but both really hit home. Check out Margie Clayman and Michael Schechter’s posts on this topic; do you agree or disagree?
Having said that, my good friend Brankica who I also admire tremendously has stepped up to the plate and is going to post every day for the month of December. I jokingly replied to her ‘you poor girl’……….
If you wouldn’t whine so much
Maybe people would look forward to stopping by, huh? It’s like the person in your office whatever you do, do NOT ask them how they are doing because they will tell you…..in detail…..and not the short version.
I know you were counting on me to be the next ‘big’ thing and I apologize if I let you down. I really was going to fly you all to my award ceremony.
The good news is , this has been an absolute kick-ass week for me in my day job. I am very excited about 2012 whether it’s online or off. I love my community and the way you put up with my flakiness.
And what did we learn today? Obviously, not too much again; but it’s my post so I can do what I want when I want, right? That.is.all.