Lately, I've been in a little bit of a "blog funk." I've been blogging for three years now, and I wonder if I've run out of things to say.
I found an article called When to Quit Blogging, which really doesn't tell you when to quit, but did have this observation, to which I could relate:
Here’s the thing about blogging: it requires constant tending, and as with that orchid plant that now lives in my bathroom, I’m not doing such a good job.
I also feel a bit like a failure, since I am absolutely drowning in comments I haven't replied to, and since I feel like blogging is about relationships, I know I've been a rotten friend.
When poking around for a topic for tonight's post, I also came upon this excellent article from teen blogger, Robert, who wrote, You'll Never Get Everything Done, and That's OK. Robert's idea encourages me to get over my blog funk and just relax, but I'm not sure I can embrace that idea; I'm just a "do-everything-100%-or-don't-do-it-at-all" kind of person.
What to do....
I'm not sure, but I suddenly feel over that "must post every single day" thing. I wonder if I'm being a quitter or just being hormonal. Hmmm.
For me, blogging allows me to spew my thoughts/memories/ideas, and I love the opportunity to inspire people (and make you laugh) very much. I also love, love, love the relationships I've formed with so many of you; I think about you often--your health, your kids, that job you applied for, your new business venture, that baby you're cooking, but I just haven't been able to keep up, and that makes Type-A me feeling like a failure. I've been wondering if I should just stop blogging, as if I don't deserve to have a blog if I'm not doing my part to tend to the relationships it's brought me.
But what about Friday Fragments? I love Friday Fragments!! And Saturday Sampling and Sundays in My City! Could I possibly just post on weekends? (Or maybe I could sell Friday Fragments and retire?! I wonder how much I could get for it. Any takers?)
Mr.4444 has been after me for years to write a book. Maybe I should focus my energies on that, instead of saying, "Yes. I agree. Some day I probably will." But then I get stuck on what to write about! (Parenting? Teaching? Fiction? Non-fiction?) See my dilemna?
What to do...what to do....
How do I decide?
[UPDATE: My heart is so full--Thank you for reminding me of why I've loved blogging so much. I so appreciate your loving encouragement to blog for me, when I feel inspired, and not out of obligation. I will definitely be catching up with all of you soon. I love you guys...thanks.