Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Guilty as Charged!

Over at The Happy Accident, I blogged about guilt and negative feelings about social media. Seems like many of us are feeling it, as you'll note in the comments.

The small irony is I posted there after a long gap in posting, while I was still posting here. But I note I haven't blogged since Wednesday here, either. I do not, however, feel guilty.

There'll be a follow-up post soon about possible solutions to the negative feelings, too. You know, when I have time! :-) In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

1 comment:

Caroline Gill said...

Interesting post, Gregory. I know many of us (a) feel guilty, without reason and (b) feel we will lose followers if we fail to post regularly. In my experience - and in regard to (b), the faithful core stay with you, but it takes time and effort to build up a new pool of occasional followers. I have found this to be true over lean periods of illness and house-moving! As for (a), well, sometimes we feel guilty ourselves ... that we are 'letting folk down', and sometimes we feel guilt because folk (perhaps esp. on FB and maybe not so much on blogs etc.) can 'expect' us to 'be there'. It is this expectation that can be hard to handle. We don't always need to say where we are and why we are not 'online'!

I discovered a great site that gives you a badge to display on your blog showing that you are in support of 'blogging without obligation' ... BWO. I can't say the badge removes any of those feelings, but it has helped me to feel that I have declared my desire to post or not to post at (my) will. The message is out there, and folk can see that there may or may not be new posts regularly. Look forward to the views of other readers!