The Indian Economy Blog

August 31, 2006

Summertime Blues…

Filed under: About Us — Prashant @ 9:26 pm

This article speaks for (many of) us

In the height of summer-holiday season, bloggers face the inevitable question: to blog on break or put the blog on a break? Fearing a decline in readership, some writers opt not to take vacations. Others keep posting while on location, to the chagrin of their families. Those brave enough to detach themselves from their keyboards for a few days must choose between leaving the site dormant or having someone blog-sit.


  1. Hi prashanth,

    Do we have to fear for fall in readership numbers or say visitors?
    I ask you why do we have to fear at all?

    This fear factor is for main media organizations who thrive and live on advertisements.
    When we blog, we don’t (or shouldn’t) expect the visitors immediately to our blog post or atleast for few days. There are many reason for this.
    1) Blog content is not time sensitive. What i mean is, readers can come in anytime and read your blog.
    2) We don’t blog on events as we see them or hear it happening elsewhere. Most of the blogs are opinions/analysis of what happened and reported by general media organizations like papers, TV.

    Bloggers should take a vacation and enjoy their time. Who knows, you might get some new opinions or insights while on vacation. So, do take a laptop and latch onto it.

    excuse me, if was off topic.

    Comment by enewss — September 1, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

  2. Enjoy Vacations. But u can write about your holidays too !!

    Read on:

    Comment by Apun Ka Desh — September 3, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

  3. Whats time gotta do with blogging…..
    Expression needs no time…it just needs a place .Rst is immaterial..

    Comment by De Cartes — September 3, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

  4. “there is no such thing as bad PR if you have a good product”. The quality of this blog is such that even if it is dormant for a while, readers will check back to see if anything new is up. Syndication makes it even easier!

    Comment by EmperorFrost — September 7, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

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