So there’s this blog that I loved. Loved as in past tense. Why the change of heart of my opinion? Simple: guest blogging.
I know it’s kind of popular. People who want to get their name out there, get more links back to their own blogs will guest blog on someone else’s blog for a day. But this blog (which, ironically, is about blogging – platforms, niches, etc.) used to have like a guest blogger entry maybe once every few months. Now it’s every single day. Sometimes those days also include an entry from the actual person who runs the website, but more often than not, there’s a guest entry. Each entry is clearly labeled as being from a guest author – which is good, the person’s not claiming the work to be his own, but at the same time… I used to read his blog because of his writing and his witty commentary about blogging trends and whatnot. Not because of everyone else that wrote in guest entries for his blog.
I recently went through and whittled down the list of blogs that I have on my RSS feeds – I went from 119 to under 50. Among the removed RSS feeds were the blog with the annoying surplus of guest blog entries, a personal finance blog of a woman who always claimed about never being able to pay off her debts but funded several vacations in 2009 on credit and a blog about cupcakes (cupcakes!) where the authors stopped posting photos of their own work, and just started linking to Flickr accounts.
Did bloggers just get lazier, or is it just me?
Anyways… School’s been interesting-ish. A lot of construction going on, more thefts have been reported =/ There was a piece in my school’s paper where a girl said she took a nap in one of the libraries for ~20 minutes and when she woke up, her backpack was gone (containing her laptop, purse and a textbook). That thief certainly has guts doing that, especially since there’s security cameras and not a lot of places that don’t have other students around.