Wednesday, November 24, 2010

*Crickets*

And what is there to say except life marches on and my reading lag continues. I'm reading so little and with such inconsistency lately I often wonder what to post or if I should post at all. I've slacked on some commitments and I still have three jobs and a baby, and sometimes I wonder where I got so off track that I can hardly pick up a book!

I'm experiencing that blogger's guilt that I've seen so many others complain of when they go on long hiatuses. Should I shut it down? Close up shop? I've been blogging for almost six years, so that hardly seems like an option. But, I'm not going to apologize for a busy home and work life anymore, nor will I beat myself up for not reading and posting.

At this point I just have to trust that my old spark will return one of these days when life is far less intense. Maybe the holidays--once a couple of the teaching gigs let out for the break--will allow me a respite and some peace of mind, and I'll happily fall back into my groove.

In the meantime, I'm reading your blogs and loving them as always.

A happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to all the American readers, and a wonderful week and weekend to others of you.

20 comments:

  1. Good for you, Andi!!! You're absolutely right--NO need to apologize for living a full life!!! Don't you dare worry one second--whenever you've got time to blog, just know that we'll be here to read! Hope you all have a lovely, lovely Thanksgiving!!!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you Andi, and don't let your guilt overwhelm you. Breaks are good for us!!

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  3. You deserve a break.... But we'll miss you! Happy thanksgiving!

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  4. No need to apologize at all!

    I don't know how you manage it all. I'm struggling with just one teaching gig and one child. But it's so worth it, isn't it?

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  5. Enjoy your Thanksgiving...guilt free! It's nice to have you around the blogosphere when you can be here!

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  6. Don't feel bad. I've made myself feel so bad lately about writing crappy posts but in the end it just doesn't really matter. Live your life and read when you can.

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  7. Don't close up shop. Just post baby pictures for a while - we love looking at cute little Greyson!

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  8. Pfft...just blog when you can. There's no judgement here. Unless, you know, you close up shop...then I'll be judging!! ;-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. it's your blog, do it when you want to, i didn't blog very often for most of the summer but mine is still doing ok

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  10. Blogger's guilt - I've become very familiar with it this year and you are right. It's ridiculous. Everyone is busy and we can only do so much.

    I'm sure you'll be able to fall back in your groove Andi. Right now, the best you can do is just enjoy your break. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Blogging for 6 years, that is such a long time. I'm blogging for 8 months? and already experiencing blogger guilt and I need breaks. Don't beat yourself up over it! We'll be here when you feel okay posting again.

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  12. You've always had it, of course, but after six years (!) of blogging, you have earned the right to take as long and as many a hiatus as you need. Three jobs and a baby are more than enough for most people, never mind an extra cyber-career!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family!

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  13. Blogs and blogging ebbs and flows. Right now I am only able to post once a week, but that time each week makes me feel connected to the blogging community, which I love. I know there will come a point where my blogging will pick back up and until then I am just grateful people keep checking in, despite my inconsistency. I will be here reading for you as long as the site is up, no worries there!

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  14. No need to feel guilt Andi! Enjoy the holiday season with as little stress as possible.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving, Andi! Life gets in the way of all our best laid plans at times :) Believe me, you'll have plenty of time to read when the little one grows up and moves away :)

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving and of course no reason to apologize! You are a busy lady!

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  17. Definitely do not beat yourself up for not blogging or reading! Come back when you're ready. Those of us who REALLY love you will still be here! :)

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  18. Oh, gosh Andi. There is so much going on for you. I can't imagine taking the time, or having the emotional and mental desire to write just now. Your 'spark' will surely return. Your readers, your friends will be here.

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  19. We will always read, no matter how much or how often you post. You live your life (and I know it's hectic right after a maybe...mine's3!) and whenever you have a minute...post, but make sure it's a free minute not a forced minute. If you force yourself, you'll hate it. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and you have a Merry Christmas if we don't "see" you =)

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  20. I trust you'll get your mojo back once things settle down in your life. You have so much going on right now! We'll all be here when you post, so please don't feel any guilt (or obligation). Enjoy this time of year with your family.

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