Why do bloggers always write about their vacations?

Dear A-list tech blogger,

I read your blog because of your witty insights into the world of technology. I don’t need to be notified if your car broke down on the way to see grandma or if your snorkeling lesson in Cancun was a blast. Just take a hiatus. I’m reading your blog in a feed reader. I’m not going to unsubscribe if you don’t post for a week. No worries.

If you really want to write about your vacation, then start an ancillary blog like crunchnotes for your friends to read.


2 Responses to “Why do bloggers always write about their vacations?”

  1. Joe Grossberg Says:

    I feel you, but some people find it a hassle to maintain multiple feeds and/or blogs.

    One-size-fits-all isn’t without its faults, but there is only so much time people are willing to dedicate to their blogs.

  2. Yumio Says:

    Caterina Fake of Flickr told me a while back that it was a golden rule of A-list blogging to keep on posting something every few days even if its just about your grandma. Since its rare that people have important things to say all that often, if you only wrote about clever insights, you would rapidly become a dead blog. Not saying that’s good, but I think that’s just the world turns (isn’t that a soap opera title?)