Thanks to the fires I got a week off from work. I used it wisely: gallivanting about the internet, my first chance in a good while.
I was ever so happy to see April continuing her Domingo Delicioso. YOU GO, APRIL!!!
And then I discovered this post:
Of late, I’ve seen signs of fatigue from a number of high-profile bloggers who are taking blog vacations, begging for guest bloggers to take their normal place, or in some cases, the bloggers are choosing to keep us updated in other ways – preferring Twitter or other venues.
“Are Leading Bloggers Getting Blog Fatigue?” at LouisGray.com
Woo hoo! Did you see that? Me! A high profile blogger!
Okay, so this post was made some time ago, but let’s just focus on how the discerning and insightful Louis Gray included me within the same sentence as Jason Calacanis and Robert Scoble! I mean, Mr. Scoble and I were separated in that sentence by a mere three letters!
So. “Blog Fatigue.” I think my absence would be better described as “Poor Time Management.”
Now that I’ve got a paying job, I find it awfully hard to do all the stuff I’m supposed to do, much less all the fluff that constituted my blogging career.
I mean, I don’t know how it happened but Super Sabado got to the point that it took all day to do. So Saturday would be Super Sabado, and then I’d spend all day Sunday to do Monday Morning Mojo, and after that I could barely get through the rest of the week.
People like Bernita Harris, man, they can put OUT. She posts thoughtful, eloquent posts DAILY. And she comments everywhere, too. Trying to keep up with Bernita’s output almost KILLED me.
Even worse, I found everyone else so interesting that I lost hours and hours reading about all their adventures and forgot to have any adventures myself.
So I’ve been wondering: would Ballpoint Wren be the same if I spent less time on it?
And the answer is no, because I can no longer spend the time I used to spend on it.
I mean, I can still do Ballpoint Wren, but it will be different. At least for a while, anyway.