Have been out enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, but now the trees are past their peak of color and the crunching underfoot tells me that we’re really deep in the throes of fall now. So it’s time to get back to posting!
Fall means another ungodly Minnesota winter is just around the corner, so given the chance to spend any time or do anything outside at all you’ll take it. Of course, when the decent weather has passed you confront all the things you’ve been putting off.
I’m trying to move forward on a couple of fronts, and more regular posting here is one of them. It seems the best ideas for posts always occur somewhere that you don’t have access to a computer. Facing a blinking cursor, your mind goes blank as to what it is you were going to write about. I guess what they say about carrying a notebook and pen has some merit.
To get rid of the blank page, I’ll usually surf around a little bit until I find something of interest, but lately it seems the entire blogosphere has hit a dull patch. Being prone to dullness myself, this is something I try to avoid.
But apparently I’m not alone…..I just saw a statistic that said that 95% of blogs are abandoned after 120 days. This blog just passed the 6-month mark, so I figure that puts me in the top 5%! (And you too, since most of you have been online longer than I have).
Another interesting stat was that 16% of the search queries Google sees every day they’ve never seen before. I was surprised at that, since it seems that just about everything that could be asked of Google has been asked. But one-sixth of it is new…every day.
My “takeaway”, as the biz-speak folks like to put it, is that for all the talk about creativity and expressing yourself that bloggers like to mention, after about 4 months most of them run out of things to say.
And that if we take Google to be the universal “hive-mind” of the Internet, knowing all and filing it away for future reference, every day we’re throwing on 1/6 more with no end in site.
Which makes me realize what a lame excuse “there’s nothing more to write about” is……….