You know what annoys me, grasshopper? I mean, besides opening an ice cream carton and finding a mound of ice crystals growing over one lousy tablespoon of mint chocolate chip.
Checking out somebody’s blog and finding a post from six months back kinda annoys me. Especially if I’ve gotten pulled into somebody’s interesting blog life. Because then, grasshopper, I’m wondering if that somebody is alive or dead or tossing back Margaritas in Acapulco.
And what about those author websites that haven’t been updated in five years? Surely, Ima Author has done something in the last five years that’s website-worthy. How about cracking open the website and adding a new link? Or changing out an old link that’s no longer relevant?
Here’s the thing, grasshopper. If you’re going to go to the trouble to build a blog or website and use those tools for promotion and marketing and such, don’t you think it might work better to keep the sites current, to practice a little website house-keeping?
When you don’t update regularly, you can lose your audience. So, you’ve wasted all your efforts. And wasting efforts really annoys me. Even more than scraping off ice crystals from the last bite of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
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This one of my pet peeves, although I also own a cat.I agree with you, fail to update regularly and readers go bye-bye! One particular blogger I know didn’t update his site for months. Hundreds of concerned readers thought perhaps he had died and was decomposing in front of at TV set with “Judge Judy,” blaring in the background. Blogs may not make or break a writer’s career but they certainly won’t help if the cobwebs aren’t swept away every now and then.
AND, there is more than one blogger out there who’s sold a book based on his/her blog. So, you never know who might be looking over your shoulder, so to speak.Thanks for the comment (and sorry about your pet cat 🙂
We’ve had these discussions before. My latest “must leave” application is Facebook. It used to be that you’d get wall messages like “Nick Malloy playing the Capitol Theater this weekend.” Now it’s “25 things about passing a kidney stone.” Then they tag you. C’mon! I just don’t know if I can take it anymore.
Yeah, I know that’s why I haven’t signed up for Facebook or Twitter. Little by little, your time gets eaten up. So far, I’m able to keep up with my blogs, checking my email constantly, and watching your HI-larious videos.Oh, and occasionally, I squeeze in a little writing.