I think what’s happening here is I feel guilty for not keeping up my posting frequency. So, instead of not posting at all anymore, I am making completely unnecessary posts.
The thing is, I hate those “I’m sorry I haven’t been posting” posts because I think it’s your right, and half the time I never noticed anyways. I have a bit over 100 blogs in my reader, so I would only ever notice if it was one of my absolute favorite-favorite-favorites. I suppose some others follow maybe only five or two, or one blog, and if it’s one, it should be this one. Because then you won’t have to be bogged down following it – there’s plenty of breathing room in between each post, because I know you’re busy.
But I do feel guilty for not being accountable to myself. That’s the reason I started this blog in the first place. So, I am in the middle of re-structuring and re-focusing exactly what I’m going to talk about. I wanted to talk about writing, but I found myself falling into a rut of writing the same kinds of posts as what I was reading. It wasn’t as fresh or as personally interesting as I would like it. And a lot of it was about a type/way of writing that isn’t what I had initially set out to do.
So, I am likely to move over to more creative topics, but we’ll have to see. I’ve had a talk with a screenwriter who might want to guest post once a week. He’s never had a blog before and he wants to put his toes in the water without actually getting wet. But, I’m not 100% sure of what I want, so in the meantime, I think actually making posts, even if they are about rabbit mittens, is the key to accountability. To myself. Rambling into the abyss. Although, that was a useful post if you happen to have been considering installing google analytics, and wanted to be swayed by that little tidbit, knowing you can figure out what keywords lead people to your blog.
Being accountable to others isn’t something you can control all aspects of. Who knows what people want from you? How do you decide what they want, how to cater to them? You can change it only by targetting those others you surround yourself with, you aim to intrigue. Being accountable to yourself is more fluid.