I’ve only done five posts in the postaday-thing and already I’m having second thoughts. Not because I’m fed up with it — quite the opposite; I enjoy it! Often the first thought is the best, though. When I started thinking about this  I was meaning to do it in a separate blog.

This morning it feels as if I’ll bore my followers to death with this daily post in the long run. Then the whole discussion arises: Am I doing this for myself or for others? Today I’ll give myself some time to think about this.

This quote, I loved right away the first time I heard it, in the TV-show Criminal Minds

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~Cyril Connolly~

I really liked yesterday’s post in Purpleborough.


37 Replies to “aside”

  1. Hm, I think you do it for yourself first and then for others 🙂 I always have second thoughts on everything, so blogging is my training to learn not to care about second thoughts…

  2. Oh, how lovely that you liked my post yesterday and mentioned it in your post today. That is way cool. I, too, have second thoughts about postaday. I think folk will get tired of my ramblings.

    1. Yes, it’s a really fine line. As I said to Mara, in previous comment; I wouldn’t care about those second thoughts, but … on the other hand; I do care about my followers …

    1. Yes, but I don’t want to risk losing all my followers — in that case I could just stick to a private diary. I will make up my mind … soon.

        1. Oh, what a sweet thing to say 🙂 But I know people that get annoyed when the WP-Reader is overloaded with posts from the same person. I don’t have that problem myself — I scroll, and when I see something interesting, I read.

            1. I’m sitting here, thinking about it — I don’t think I’ll put it in a separate blog, because then nothing will be written here in Tassitus.

          1. If they are overloaded and do not want to see it then they can unfollow you. Keep posting for you. The followers that care and the ones you care for will still be there. Just do it and the rest will fall into place. At least that is the conclusion I came to.

            1. Yes. Over the day, I’ve thought about it, and allowed for the decision to … ‘mature’. I asked myself how I treat the Reader, and the blogs I’m subscribed to … it’s extremely rare that I unsubscribe, but I scroll by a lot 🙂

  3. I say it’s your web home, do with it what pleases you. My site is strictly photography as I have zero talent for writing down what is in my head. I take great pleasure in sharing my photos with people and interacting with them. i couldn’t commit to a 365 schedule as life happens, things come up.

    1. Yes. I’ve mulled it over today, and I’ll stick with it. Things happen, and we haven’t seen the end of this, but I’m pretty determined so far 🙂

          1. I did that on the other blog too, but then the blogger joined another 365 project as well and none of them are very interesting (too me). So I un-followed in order to “un-spam” my reader.

            1. Yes. It’s a personal choice. As long as I don’t get them in the email, I just let them go by [I have a few too, and now I’m one of them]. When I did this back in 2011, it was a whole different story, because that’s how it all started: all of us were doing it.

  4. Don’t worry about it. Post if you want and don’t if you want. I will be here when I can be here. I don’t think anyone is as worried as you may be.

    1. Right … When I started, I had that previous time in mind, but it’s different now. I’m not fed up with it, I rather like it but we’ll see what happens. I’ll keep an open mind LOL

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