Apparently the cloister-in-place orders that have had people cowering in their homes for months have not made those same people so bored that they have taken up reading blogs.
My blog stats drop off precipitously on days when I don’t post anything. And that is only slightly worse than the days when I post something.
Just what the heck are people doing with themselves while cloistering?
Obviously not reading blogs!
I know that for a fact, and I have the anti-stats to prove it!
This is all the more frustrating because of the latest trend of bingeing on things. People will watch all 9 seasons of “Seinfeld” in an afternoon while “working from home”. Or all 20 seasons of “Gunsmoke” while supposedly watching their kids.
But will they tarry over a blog and read a post or two?
No they will not.
That’s because bingeing does not extend to blogs.
I mean, who binges on blogs? That’s like bingeing on oat bran.
Or like asking someone to show you MORE pictures of their traffic cone collection.
Or asking someone to explain to you, just one more time, why amortization, rather than depreciation is the proper method of capturing the declining value of intangible assets.
I mean … come on!
But personally, I think there is another reason people don’t binge on blogs.
It is because blogs are free.
We feel no obligation to read something that is free. We value free reading material slightly less than the find-a-word puzzle on the back of a box of Cap’n Crunch cereal.
On the other hand, if we pay an exorbitant amount for the privilege of streaming the latest shiny object from a media giant, we feel obligated to watch it. Furthermore, we value it more because we paid actual money for it.
But blogs are free.
And apparently worth every penny of it!