Merlin Mann of 43 Folders fame has a list of things he thinks makes up a good blog.
Iâ€™ve come to believe that creative life in the first-world comes down to those who try just a little bit harder. Then, thereâ€™s the other 98%. Theyâ€™re still eating the free continental breakfast over at FriendFeed. A good blog is written by a blogger who thinks longer, works harder, and obsesses more. Ultimately, a good blogger tries. Thatâ€™s why â€œgoodâ€ is getting rare.
The list is a good one but this paragraph got to me.Â He’s totally right and it bothers me because I haven’t put that much time and effort into this site because I have been too busy doing things that I think are quite a bit more important.Â It’s a challenge because good writing takes time and time is what I don’t have much of anymore.Â It’s crazy but I am in the middle of 24 straight days without a day off.Â Some of those days include 16 hour shifts. It’s hard to find the time or the energy to put into the blog.Â I cringe when I see posts go live that would be so much better if I had an hour to flesh it out but lately those hours are better spent with Wendy, Mark, Oliver, or just sleeping.
If you stick with me, the quality will return.Â I promise but it’s going to take a few weeks.