Instapundit turned 12 years old this week, and received appropriate accolades.

It’s not an overstatement to say that Prof. Reynolds has helped foster and keep up the spirits of the conservative blogosphere, including Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection.

Which brings me to a related topic, blogger burnout.

Legal Insurrection turns 5 in October, and 12 seems like next century.

A friend of mine told me about his blog, and how overwhelming it can feel sometimes to create new content multiple times a day, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, almost without break.  “The beast must be fed” is a phrase my friend uses often.

I have little sympathy for that friend.  He will find dozens of blog posts around the internet about how to cure his blogger burnout.

What’s my remedy?  To make fun of people who suffer from blogger burnout, because I don’t want to be one of those people:

If I hear another blogger complain about blogger burnout, I’m going to scream….

Let me guess, you worked the fields all day, so you don’t have the strength to push down on the keyboard with your bloodied, swollen fingers?

What’s next, a co-blogger to ease the burden of cutting and pasting cut-and-pasted blog posts from other similarly exhausted bloggers?

Haven’t you figured it out, there is only one original blog post which, like the source yeast at the Guinness brewery, has been kept alive for generations so that others may cut from and paste to it.

It’s not rocket science.

You obviously do not have what it takes to make it in this business.  Unlike me.

Now I feel better.

I just wish my friend could feel better too, and not worry that the voracious content-consuming beast needed to be fed again.


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