The freezing rain stopped and mist was rising off of the parking lot in dragon fire tendrils. I was doing my after-lunch laps, a routine I’ve had for most of my working life. I’ve written at least three blog posts about the fact that I do a lot of my thinking and creative work while walking and my post-lunch walk is one of those times I let my brain have free rein. Well, yesterday I was thinking. That is always dangerous, me and thinking, but this time it might actually be pulling back from danger. I decided I’m going to take a blog slowdown. I won’t shut it down completely and I’ll still read a few posts, particularly when I really can’t do anything else, but I’ll slow down.
At the beginning of the year I made a huge list of things to do. I’ve yet to accomplish one. I haven’t even done more than a tentative first step, if that, on most. What have I done? I spend at least three hours a day every day reading blogs. There have been weekend days I’ve spent 10 hours or more.
My blog posts take me on average less than 30 minutes to write and post. I can easily handle that. But I feel like a total hypocrite if I expect people to read my posts yet I don’t read theirs. So I read as many as possible.
Also, as many of you have seen, I’ve become too obsessed with the stats. Of course when quirky things happen, like I get no International traffic for 36 hours or my views drop by over 60%, I respond by spending even more time reading!
So anyway, if my posts slow down a little, if I’m not reading and “liking” your posts, or if I’m not responding to comments in a timely fashion, don’t worry, I’m just taking some Trent-time.
Pencil and “computer ink” selfie (and no Dottie, I don’t think I look like that ; ) )