The obligations of the Internet

Having a blog is something many people do and keeping it updated, or keeping your Facebook page updated, is something we are all expected to do.

Expected? By whom?

Whether it’s FB telling you you haven’t updated recently or that faint sense of “gotta stay current” that haunts so many blog writers, it’s still a bit like the idea of making quota, of being urged on by guilt to produce something, anything, before the self-imposed deadline.

This is rarely the way to produce quality.

So I’d like to propose that we don’t do that. It’s time we stopped being so reactive, spouting the first thing we think we’ve thought, and it’s also time to stop being so hungry for details, however ridiculous they may be, that put pressure on others to “produce”.