At the same time, I’ve noticed, the activity on this blog has gone down quite considerably. Actually, I would expect the opposite to happen: more time, more time to think big thoughts and blog about them. But not so, apparently.
Observing this, I propose that: Blog activity is proportionally related to general work activity.
I call this relationship Poltorak’s law of blog activity (PLBA).
The general idea is that its easier to blog when being busy because you are forced to think less about what you blog about and in what style. When there’s much time available, however, own expectations about the outcome and quality of the individual blog post raise and pressure to deliver also goes up. As a result less blog posts are produced when time is an abundant resource.
I hope to be able to elaborate on this relationship in an upcoming article, but right now I have the time for it. Keep you posted.