Monday, January 14, 2008

Time, or Lack Thereof

Melinda Dreier, I am sorry, Lindy Dreyer posts about Overload. (sorry, had to do it)

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone I tell about blogging and RSS feeds looks at me like I don't do anything on a daily basis besides blog. I hate the huff I get, and then the diatribe about how they have no time already, and they can't imagine reading a blog, let alone writing one.

Get over it people. It takes the same amount of time to write a blog post as it does an email. And feed readers allow you to find content you choose, new content, a million times faster than reading the newspaper. And I am sure you all have your guilty pleasure websites you spend 5 minutes to 5 hours a day on. Replace that with 5 minutes of blogging or reading blogs, and you will be part of the collective blogoclump in no time.

It is ok to be afraid of new things. That's natural. But don't do yourself a disservice by making up excuses that aren't real excuses. It is easier than you think, and you will be happy you did it.

1 comment:

Lindy Dreyer said...

Very funny, Matt.

And you make a good point. Blogging is great practice for making important points in your daily interactions, too. It's worth the time. Plus, the more you practice, the more comfortable you are and the quicker you can post.