Monday, January 30, 2006

A Quick Survey

So, I did a quick survey of all the blogs listed on this site. It is my estimate that the half-life of a blog is about four months. After that a person looses interest. It seems that some of this comes from the difficulty in keeping the character fresh and having new ideas to write about. I am sure that there are many other reasons.

So, kudos to you who have survived for so long. I hope that I can do the same, and I do appreciate any feed-back or help that you can give.


Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Keep a character fresh? What character?

Seriously though, there's a lot to be said about being able to keep up with a character and some people stopped doing it after real life caught up.

My secret: multiple characters! If you're starving for something to write about, you can get a comedy relief sidekick.

January 30, 2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

A lot of the bloggers who quit were young people who started over vacation and weren't able to continue when school started.

And yeah, it is a challenge to keep the blog fresh and keep coming up with ideas.

January 30, 2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Jango Fett said...

Its easy when you get a character who is not a important character in the Star Wars movies. You could make up their misions and everything eles.

I noticed a Darth Maul blog. He stopped in August.

January 30, 2006 9:43 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

The people with longevity also seem to be the better writers.

I know I worry about coming up with ideas. My main problems are timelines, spelling, grammar, syntax, knowledge of HTML programming and lack of humor. But other than that I think this should be easy. :)

January 30, 2006 11:06 PM  
Blogger General Grievous said...

Actualy I'm young and started during schoold and find it harder to blog during holidays because I have too litte/to much to do. That's why I haven't been blogginf too much lately, I've been too busy.

January 31, 2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger Jabafatboy said...

I Think that its easier to do the humor than serious material , simply because, then the timeline and other factors dont really come into play as much.

Another thing that might help is pacing self. Very few writers are gonna post every 2 days and keep it fresh. Therefore people tend to go big time at begining and loose later down road.

I have tried to set schedule to post 2 times a week. seems to be working.

I would also like to say that I am in awe of the serious writers. I wish I could do as well as they do.

January 31, 2006 8:28 AM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

I Think that its easier to do the humor than serious material

After writing both, I would have to disagree.

Character-based drama requires imagination and well-defined characters and well-defined dynamics between those characters.

Character-based comedy requires all of that plus a wicked sense of humor a long with a good instinct about what makes other people laugh. You have to know how to set up a punch line and follow through.

January 31, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger flu said...

I've noticed it helps to neglect all responsibilities in the real world.

January 31, 2006 12:05 PM  
Blogger Private Hudson said...

Another good trick is to give the audience what it wants.

The audience wants the H-Man, the audience gets the H-Man. Oh yeah.

January 31, 2006 3:20 PM  

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