When blogs bog down Quit: The drive to keep a journal or other collection of thoughts or information online can fade, leaving outdated Web sites adrift in cyberspace.
By Anick Jesdanun
Originally published November 6, 2003
NEW YORK - After Ajay Powell quit smoking and decided to run the Honolulu Marathon in 2001, she created a Web site to track her progress, updating it weekly with photographs and tallies of her training miles.
Powell updated it again the next year when she entered a seven-day, 585-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. But the site has nothing on her results in that ride or any other endurance events Powell has tackled since.
Her site remains frozen in time.
Despite the Internet's ability to deliver information quickly and frequently, the World Wide Web is littered with deadwood - sites abandoned and woefully out of date.
Don't worry, readers. I'm not giving up on the Good Ship SWiley's Blog just yet. It's just that other priorities are occupying my time, and I'm sure all of you can sympathize. Life is a full-time job, and frequently, we all have to pull double shifts.
(Does that mean I'm in for time and a half? No? Just asking. ;-)
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