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Complacency, Internet and Blogging spirit

Oh god, today is already Febraury 4, 2010. On December 19, 2009 Tongyal posted a piece on his 2010 resolutions. He writes:

“All bloggers should resolve to post at least 2 posts a week (will seem very less for the regular bloggers, but let’s take the lazier counterparts into consideration). 

When I read it then, I thought two posts a week were f
less for any bloggers. But I was rereading his post again yesterday. I counted his posts and mine that came out in 2010. As of 27th January 2010, Tongyal has only three posts and he is already into the fourth week of January. And look at me – even worse. I have only two posts so far. The trend of not writing or rather complacency started in the last month of 2009.

Well, for Tongyal, I can understand he is busy with books. But what am I doing here? I didn’t have internet connection for nearly two weeks. Maybe that might excuse me if I be a little considerate to myself. On the whole it is complacency that gets better off me. Last year I have contributed some articles to the newspapers, but this year I only read others’.

And rereading my comments to Tongyal’s posts – I didn’t sound optimistic either about setting resolutions - the pain of breaking them.

But I think I need to reset my blogging resolutions – if it helps at all. And my internet connection is almost zero. It takes ages to post a post.  

Comments

  1. Hey, hey! Haven't been able to blog these days. And you are right, I quickly posted one. haha.

    Too bad about your internet stuff man. I am sure your office is just paving a way for a great connection in the near future. Unless your management team has a great vision of walking you guys back to stone age :P

    Well, I have bad news from my side as well. The course is getting really demanding. I am struggling to find a good time for sleep even. But I agree with you... on and off we should keep our excuses aside and try to keep posting something.

    Good luck with you mate.

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  2. Why should we impose on ourselves to write articles? Write one when you feel like. I don't think we should make it sound like a huge responsibility.

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  3. Kuenza, you will have an answer to that question when you see some sites like kuzuzangpo and nopkin run dry and stagnate itself to death.

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