Has anyone else seen this?? After the nightmare of a month that was NaPoBloMo, some well-intentioned but apparently clueless bloggers are joining an initiative to blog every day in 2008. Yes my friends, Blog 365 is about blogging every day next year, save for February 29th, in which they will be allowed to rest.
I’m all about blogging, truly I am. There is not a thing that goes on in my life that I don’t wonder about getting a blog post out of it. But OMG people, did you not learn anything last month?? I had to hit the Mark as Read button so many times it became almost automatic after logging into Reader. Traffic went down immensely for a lot of people, as did the quality of the things being posted. I saw many, many bloggers complaining about the amount of sheer crap that was churned out do to NoBloPoMo.
Yeah, speaking of quality, here’s the kicker. Nice little quote from the Blog365 website-
– A post is a post, not everything has to be in writing. Photos, YouTube videos, and the like are all considered content.
In short, post whatever crap you can find, just for the sake of saying you posted.
Maybe I’m a freak, but I don’t post unless I honestly feel like I have something to share. It might be a cute photo or a funny story, but if it is, you know there was a reason for it, not because I had some imaginary quota to fill. Who needs that?
I am asking..no, BEGGING my fellow bloggers not to participate in this madness. Post every day if that’s your normal MO, but for the love of Google Reader, please make it worth reading.
I cannot take 12 months of garbage in my reader the way I had to in November.