Toying with the audience

On the blogroll just on the right there is diamond geezer. He publishes a blog post at 7am each and every morning. Except yesterday, that is.

Because I post so regularly, a change in behaviour is always going to be relatively easy to spot. I only have to have not posted something by 8am and some people get twitchy, and by 9am somebody’s usually posted a comment wondering if I’m OK. Today it took until quarter to twelve, but then there was a steady stream, split between missing out on having something to read and keeping their fingers crossed everything was fine.

But it turns out that this was an entirely planned manoeuvre, as he was merely toying with his audience as some sort of social experiment.
Hmm. Fishing somewhat for endorsement, I feel.

Still, this sentiment resonates:

Life would be easier if I could throw my hands in the air sometimes and say “hell, you know what, not today”, or if I had a stash of articles in reserve to bring out when time is limited or inspiration weak, except I’ve never managed to create a stockpile, and rarely write anything more than a day in advance.

I might not agree with the political views of dg, or think that his posting at 23:59 last night was particularly clever. And while 6000 miles… covers most every subject (albeit in scant detail), his blog is decidedly London-centric. So there are many, many differences between us.

Still, it’s nice to know that a recognised “big” blogger feels exactly the same way about blogging as I do.

2 thoughts on “Toying with the audience

  1. It definitely wasn’t a blunt grab for endorsement, it was a late post to make a point.

    The world doesn’t end if I don’t write something.

    We have yet to learn that one 🙂

  2. diamond geezer > Yeah well, I once didn’t publish a post on time and just 10 minutes later I’d already received 2 emails and an SMS saying “Thank God. Good choice on giving up.”

    FML. 🙁

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