Since I joined the blogworld, I’ve seen many bloggers come and go. Lately, there has been a whole lotta going going on.
Truth be told I always feel a bit sad when a blogger quits blogging. Whatever the reason. And there have been some great reasons! I’ve known bloggers who just didn’t “need” it anymore. Who wanted to focus more on other aspects of their life. Who were switching to a new blog with a new topic. Who were trying to avoid family drama. Who just no longer had the time to dedicate.
But then there are the ones who just stop with no explanation. Some share in a post that they are quitting. Or taking a break. Others seemingly drop off the face of the blogworld with no warning. And, honestly, I can’t help but worry a little bit when that happens. And I debate if I should send an email, offering support and asking after the missing blogger, or if that is too big brother.
I love blogging. I have no intentions of stopping any time soon. If ever:) But I do know that the day may come when I run out of things to say or ways to say the same thing or creative steam. The day may come when I wish to talk about other things than what was once the narrow focus of my blog. Or the day may come when I just don’t feel like thinking hard about the perfect words to capture the thoughts floating in my head.
So, because the recent bloggers-dropping-like-flies epidemic is heavy on my mind, I think maybe the time has come to take preventative steps against my own potential blogger burnout. And pace myself. Which means I might not post as often. Or maybe I will. But I’m giving myself the freedom to be flexible, much as it goes against my very inflexible anal-retentive over-organized nature. Because, honestly, I’m just not sure I can post on whim rather than on schedule!
Anyhoo, I wanted to share what I was thinking so no one would wonder or worry if you didn’t see a post when you expected to see one. I’m still here:) And I’m not going anywhere. Other than a little crazy now and then.