Couldn't get any time to blog yesterday until 1 in the morning, at which point I didn't care. Blogging daily is a grind.
Looking at Althouse's posts yesterday, I just want to make one comment. She encouraged people to start their own "journeys", start their own blogs. Those with stuff worth listening too would thrive, those that weren't wouldn't, and so on. She then launched Lem's blog, after which he got hundreds of comments.
But here's the thing: blogging is no more like commenting than giving a speech is to having a conversation. Lots of comments are merely asides, attendant to a conversation but usually not worth much exposition. Furthermore, schtick that works really well in comments may not work as a blog.
Finally, not everyone has the time or energy to blog every day. Blogs are similar to newspapers in that their immediacy is a good deal of their charm. People that can't blog every day simply aren't going to keep readers no matter how well they blog, and they will fall by the wayside.
A Weathered Traveler