Mark VandeWettering of Brainwagon presents an argument against Amy's contention:
I write my blog for me. . .Amy in another post: argues against the "post everything on my mind" approach:
My philosophy of blogging is simple. Blog if you want to. Blog when you want to. Blog for whatever reason you want to. When someone says “don’t blog if you’re not willing to do X”, then ignore them. Somebody in the long tail will find something interesting in what you have to say. Don’t make it harder for them to find it.
My goal was not to say daily blogging or heavy reliance on the link-only posting format are always counterproductive for every blog.Blogging (or any other writing) for that matter, she points out, needs to be clearly thought out so that it can comunicate its message. Unfortunately,
That said, I honestly do believe that in most cases these practices tend to harm the overall appeal, quality, and usefulness of the blogosphere. Worse, they just tend to make the act of blogging much less fun.
Clear thinking takes a lot of hard work, practice, and (yes), talent. No, I’m not saying most people are stupid. I’m just saying that clear thinking and good communication don’t come naturally to most people.Most bloggers she points out just aren’t at this level.
Amy asks the daily blogger to consider this:
Would you want to read everything that you post, every day?The answer, I feel, lies in the reasons that you blog for. Is it only for yourself -- the audience is secondary? In such a case a blogger can follow the "post everything on mind" approach. But I guess, the act of "publishing" the post involves an audience and if you want to be a better writer, you should be more discerning in what you post. A blogger should ideally focus more on quality than on quantity and schedule. An honest answer to Amy's question -- Would you want to read everything that you post, every day? -- should help you decide.
. . .Life’s too short to spend significant time and energy on things that just don’t matter. Why blog daily if your individual postings don’t matter much? Try publishing only when you really have something significant to say.