Friday, June 15, 2007

The Seinfeld of bloggers

Let's face it, my blog is essentially about nothing. The upside is that when I have nothing to say, I'm on topic. The downside is that when I do have something to say, it confuses people because they come here for nothing and seem disappointed when they find something.

I guess the paradox with me is that since I blog about nothing, how can I ever run out of topics? There were none to begin with. But man, lately...I don't know? Nothing isn't quite cutting it for me. I really want to say something that means something. But nothing keeps coming out.

Let this be a lesson to those of you who are new to blogging. Free form blogging may seem like an uplifting idea when you start, but eventually, no matter how much you think you have to say, you are going to run out of topics. The temptation is to rerun some of your early stuff with the assumption that no one read it anyway. Personally I think that is a cop out. Life and television is full of enough reruns without having to read recycled blog posts.

What's worst than rerunning old blog posts is starting to blog about not being able to blog. Wait a minute, that's what I'm doing now. How pitiful. I've become the stereotypical, loser blogger writing about not being able to write about anything.

Oh well, I guess it's better than writing nothing.

Sigh.

9 comments:

Whitesnake said...

you remind me of George!

Tim ID said...

I have too much hair to be George. I think I'm more of a Kramer.

MissGuided said...

For someone who had nothing to say, you sure did say it well ;)

iridethebus said...

It's just because you're turning 50.

I wouldn't worry. Maybe one day you'll be able to see your dreams in another.

Kat said...

My blog is supposed to be about writing, but frequently is just about nothing. Its okay to recycle the posts if nobody commented on them...some of my early stuff was really good.

Tim ID said...

Missguided,
It has been said that I'm good for nothing. :)

iridethebus,
Ah yes, I forgot I am supposed to be having a midlife crisis.

Kat,
Unfortunately, I catch myself recycling posts unintentially.

Hayden said...

au contraire! - or however you spell that - your blog isn't about 'nothing,' it appears to me to be about your quirky outlook on things... like conversation, you start with something and then rif away.

real people riffing are the blogs I stick with. "subject" blogs only work for a short time, and then I turn to a new blog, a new subject.

imho.

Tim ID said...

Thanks Hayden,
I didn't even know I was riffing.

Hayden said...

Riffing? tim, you're pure jazz.