*JAP: SLOW BLOGGING
Today I discovered a new literary blog on WordPress – dolcebellezza thanks to the industrious blogger on bookertalk.wordpress.com who is a marvellous source of info on literary topics. Anyway, when I was reading the About section on dolcebellezza, she made an interesting remark on the topic of Slow Blogging, saying that having reached her 10th Blogging Anniversary (I’m impressed) she’s come to realise the satisfaction of Slow Blogging. The capitalisation is mine, not hers. In essence it’s about no longer being driven, or feeling you have to blog daily – or weekly – or instantly – whatever crazy targets you have set for yourself. Instead you blog whenever you have the inclination and take time to enjoy the process. Kind of like the Slow Food movement I suppose? Things that take a long time to cook, whether prose or pumpkin, generally taste much nicer when you get to savour that deep flavour.
Theoretically I have a target of one blog per week, for each of my two blogs * but it doesn’t always turn out that way. Does it matter? Hell no. I blog because I enjoy it, so less of the whip and treadmill technique can only be good news.
*(Just a Paragraph: when I’m short of time and/or inspiration, I keep my blog ticking over with ‘just a paragraph’: random thoughts, reflections, comments, ideas … little snippets)