Well, aside from my hyperbolic titles, there are various other reasons.
One reason is because I don't update very frequently, which is key to keeping hold of a blog audience. Another reason is because that my posts are usually quite lengthy, which is not what the blogging genre seems to call for.
The reason I don't update frequently is because blogging in hard. Well, it is for me. Why? Because I am a perfectionist. I often don't trust my natural voice, you know, that one that dominates the first draft? The one that is goofy and goes on tangents? The one we writers really like writing in, but don't quite feel comfortable enough to put out for the public eye?
The one that doesn't give a shit if she just ended a sentence with a preposition.
So for every blog post, I draft, revise, revise, revise. And because I am always trying to keep my organic voice under control, even the drafting part is difficult. In fact, first drafts are my biggest challenge. Most of the time, blogging isn't fun and easy--it's a pain in the ass.
But, I always look back at my posts and think: Damn, that's good.
The other problem--the length issue--is an all-around writing problem for me. It takes me 250 words just to clear my goddamn throat. I am an over-explainer, which I justify as being "thorough" when really it's because I think everyone's an idiot.
So I am going to try something new: I am going to just bang out posts in my first draft, not worries voice that I seldom, if never, let out. No revisions. No focus on focus. Hell, I may even not worry about typos and spelling.
Well, maybe I will watch that.
And, I'm going to try to get to the point sooner.
Hmmmm, didn't do so well on that second goal.