An ode to slow blogging

I had lunch with an old friend the the other day. He reads this blog from time to time. When we were about to say good-bye-for-now, he turned to me and said: “Arto, I really think you should post a bit more often on your blog or you will lose your readers.”. I took his advice as friendly feedback but didn’t think about it very much the rest of the day as I got back to work.

I then remembered his advice again when I started to restructure this site. I came to think about phenomena such as Slow Food and Slow Travel on one hand and Twitter and Blondinbella (in Swedish but you get the general idea from a quick glimpse on the pictures and date stamps) on the other. It then dawned upon me that I am a Slow Blogger. It would have been great to have been the first to come up with the term but Google, the ruthless arbiter of existence and non-existence, found the Slow Blog Manifesto by Todd Sieling. I could not have said it better myself. So I won’t.

Be assured that this blog will grow at a leisurely pace and hopefully only after a few cycles of brain activity have taken place. Call me old-fashioned if you will. Call me lazy. Or call me a Slow Blogger.

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4 thoughts on “An ode to slow blogging

  1. … however, with this pace and three different blogs you may become not a Slow Blogger but a Stagnant Blogger.

  2. There is always that risk. On the other hand, with one single site and such a mixed bag of topics I felt I was becoming a Confused Blogger, maybe with Confused Readers. There *will* be sparse activity here from time to time but hopefully, when I write something, at least I’ve given it some thought. The software development related sites will probably move very slowly from time to time as I will prioritize code before posts. And being an amateur I’m also a Slow Coder.

  3. Thanks very much for the kind words on the Manifesto. I’m glad it struck a chord with you and that we crossed paths with similar thoughts – it’s these discoveries that really do fulfill the promise of the web, despite all the noise. Here’s to a new year, at your own pace.

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