This is an after the fact update. Because I totally forgot to put an intro. Maybe it’s because in my post below, I was comparing myself to a celebrity and maybe I just don’t need an introduction. (wink eye!) As a preface to my post below, I assure you I still love blogging and I don’t plan to go anywhere anytime soon (unless you want me to and you’ll pay me large sums of money).
Saturday at lunchtime. It’s an odd time to be writing a post for a stream of consciousness on Sunday but my mind never really takes a break anyway. I find I tend to be funnier and more clear-headed in the light hours of the day. I get super pensive in the evenings. I swear it has nothing to do with wine drinking either.
This past week has been one of ups and downs for me. Nothing significant. Just one of those weeks, and I know I’m not alone.Tell me I’m not alone.
Some days I just get this weird temptation to just stop everything. No Twitter, no blogs, no Facebook, no photos. Okay, maybe I would keep Facebook since I limit that to family and friends.
I have found that I love blogging. I love the blogging world. And I love my blogging peeps. But it can be so time-consuming. And I often feel like a bit of a celebrity. Not because I AM a celebrity but because like celebrities, you feel the need to stay present in everyone’s minds. Whether it’s showing up at a glamourous movie premiere in a to-die-for-dress, or getting arrested because you crashed your car once again. I’m not looking to be Kate Winslet (okay, maybe I am) or Lindsey Lohan (apparently now going by simply “Lindsey”) but you do feel this pressure to stay present on the web. Be present or be forgotten.
I enjoy writing and sharing and interacting. But I also want to make this avocation my VOCATION. And I get a little clouded at times at what the best path for me is. Is it writing? Is it consulting? Networking? TV star? I’m not sure. Some days I want a break. But if I gave it all up, I would feel this huge hole in my life. The online world has become my community.
What about you? How seriously do you take your blogging and do you ever want to turn your back on it?