I keep cannibalising my own blog. Seriously. I eat small chunks out of it every day and then wonder why it’s less satisfying as a main meal.
A year ago, when I was posting every day, I never ran out of things to say. Now that I’m only posting three times a week, I frequently find myself scratching around, scratching my head. Today I realised why.
Social media is eating my blog.
I’m popping up Facebook status updates willy nilly – and using up some stellar ideas that, 12 months ago, I would have written as a blog post.
I’m pinning… okay, actually, let’s face it, I’m not pinning often and pinning never ate anyone’s brain.
I’ve started a newsletter, and I’m putting things aside in my mind for that.
And I’m saving up some of my thinking power for actual work – feature articles, corporate work, books and novels.
All of which leaves me with just a small portion for my poor old blog.
Today, unthinkingly, I engaged my fingers on the keyboard before my brain got into gear and I wasted a perfectly good opportunity to lament the popularity of Mr6’s name by using it up in a status update. The conversation is terrific – but it’s not here, in the Fibro, where I so like to have a cup of tea with everyone.
Ah well. Look at me here. Writing a blog post.
A tasty little blog post.
Is social media eating your blog, too? Or are you better at meal-planning than I am?