Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The retreat from blogging

At 350 posts, 2017 is the first year since 2011 in which I have not posted every day to Air Nice-to-Livelands, with September 2017 being the first month since May 2011 - the start of my blog - to not feature a full slate.

That lapse last September was by accident but drops in blogging in November (23 posts) and December (24) are almost entirely due to my changing priorities in life, although December's losses can also be attributed to technical difficulties, which have now been resolved. Simply put, blogging every day is no longer feasible - or even desirable.

Since I started college in September 2014, my posts have gradually morphed from multi-paragraph pieces to one-paragraph fillers; attending university exacerbated the change. My wanting to post every day has resulted in a decline of my blog's quality, as it is now littered with these micro-posts, rather than the substantial content from years ago. Even the picture posts are mostly gone - 2017 only contained three posts with pictures that I had photographed.

Air Nice-to-Livelands is not the blog it used to be; however, this isn't the final post - far from it! Rather than continue the micro-posts, I shall simply be reducing the amount I write here. Absences of several days or more will now become commonplace but my hope is that I'll be writing longer posts as a result. As is so often said, "Quality over quantity"; it's time to return to the former.

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