May 2, 2007

Don't go to the Dark Side



Interesting article at the MarketingProfs.com site on the dark side of blogging. (Hat-tip Biswajit Das)

I'd like to believe I am not really addicted to blogging :-)

The article summarises the dark side of blogging as thus:
First, remember that blogging can be as addictive as nicotine or alcohol. It has its highs and deep lows. Be sure you understand this before you start blogging.

Second, blogging can become your "other child." Make sure you actually have time to raise this new kid. Like children, seeing the results of blogging can take some time and effort.

Third, you will find that comments are what fuel your efforts. However, spammers will likely be your biggest fans. Understand that comments must be earned and that they mainly come from writing great content.

I'll try to remember ;-) But seriously I went to Mahabalipuram (near Chennai) from 28-30th April, and enjoyed the break away from work and blogging :-) I also finished reading Samit Basu's sci-fi fantasy novels, The Simoqin Prophecies and The Manticore's Secret during the trip.

Also visited the Landmark shop at Chennai and wanted to buy so many graphic novels that out of sheer choice I could not make a decision. Has that ever happened to you?