As those of you who have read this blog can figure out, I go "feast or famine" with this blog. Sometimes I update it frequently (I had 9 posts in July) sometimes less so (this is my first and likely only post this month). This is very likely at the sacrifice of readership and notariety.
Why do I do this? Well, as I've written in previous posts, I don't feel like writing unless I have something to write about. If anyone wants to follow my personal life, look me up on Facebook-- that's where I post my opinions about family, sports, music, movies, etc. I save this blog for my discussion on issues.
The other thing is-- to be honest, I'm finding it hard to see the point anymore. Despite the nice write-up in the Sun a few weeks ago, as I jump around local blogs, what I see is a small group of writers and readers who post on each others' blogs. I see a richness of debate-- I commend 99% of blog posters and writers on their thoughtful and well-considered opinions. But I don't see where these local blogs have yet to catch fire with the local population.
I know decision-makers read these blogs as part of their keeping up with what the community is thinking. This blog has gotten response and action by local "powers that be". But I guarantee you that if every Howard County blog dropped off the Internet today, 99.9% of Howard County wouldn't notice. Or particularly care.
What changes this? I don't know. Maybe we could write more interesting blogs! Maybe we could post more! Maybe we local bloggers out to assault the more lo-tech media-- letters to the editor, editorial columns written in local papers with our blog addresses more prominently.
What I do know is that it's an expenditure of energy, literally tiring to dump out your views, opinions, and thoughts on anything, and casting out your bottle on the sea. And I'm tired of being tired.