Why People Don’t Blog

Over the past week, I’ve noticed that the number of blogs on our website has dwindled somewhat. This afternoon, my colleague Patrick asked why I hadn’t blogged lately, a question that I knew would come sooner or later. So before he asks me again, I thought I’d better blog. Below are the top 10 reasons why people in organisations big and small don’t blog. They are based partly on my own experience and partly on my observations at work.

1.Some people find it hard to relate the blog to their work area
2.Some people take a long time to formulate what they want to say
3.Some people censor themselves so they can’t say what’s really on their mind
4.Some people are censored so they can’t say what’s really on their mind
5.Some people are resentful that others aren’t blogging as much
6.Some people think they blog too much already
7.Some people are discouraged by the lack of response to their blog
8.Some people are genuinely busy with projects
9.Some people have nothing interesting to say
10.The dog ate the blog

So what’s your excuse?

3 Comments so far



I think most people do not realize the implications for blogging in the bigger scheme of things, search engine marketing and business credibility in particular.

Posted on July 18, 2006 at 01:39 AM | Comment permalink

Seems some people maintain--based on their brushes with people who blog, and who blog about blogging, and who talk about their blogging habits and the blogging habits of others--that blogging is for blowhards, self-absorbed narcissists, and time-wasters...I can’t imagine why anyone’d think that, but you know what? many people just do. They don’t wanna be That Person who fricking spends all their time blogging.

Posted on July 19, 2006 at 09:19 AM | Comment permalink


I like to reword an admired quote from J.M.Barrie who wrote “I’m not young enough to know everything” and say “My ego is not driven enough to blog.”

Posted on April 04, 2007 at 08:33 PM | Comment permalink

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