Forgive Me for Missing A Story

Yesterday afternoon I got two emails me notifying me that I had missed a story on my blog. One was referring my delayed Animoto post and another was referring to my delayed post on Facebook leaving Google Friend Connect. I am not angry at the people that contacted me but I would like to at least express the dilemma facing people that blog about the news on a daily basis.

I personally write 7 to 10 articles on a daily basis to makes sure that readers are up to date with what’s going on in this industry. Occasionally I have to attend a meeting and may not be able to break a story before Mike Arrington or one of the other prominent bloggers. The fact is that news blogging is an addictive and never ending cycle. The 24 hour news cycle has been reduced to practically a minute and some readers are unforgiving of missing news stories.

The reality is that blogging is still not as big as mainstream journalism and when readers set their expectations of what is mostly a one man team at the same level of 5 person or more teams, expectations cannot be reached. I am one of the hardest working people I know but I have also recognized that the news blogging cycle spirals towards death. I’ve decided to remove myself from that and start living healthy.

This means I may not break every news story but I’ll still continue to blog my butt off. I’ll also make sure that my readers keep up to date on what’s going on in this industry. At a certain point you have to figure out what your priorities are. Mine has become good health over non-stop blogging. I apologize if I miss a story but that is now a fact of life. To those readers that understand my predicament: this blog post is not for you.