I’ve been slack in posting these last few months. This annoys me, because I feel as a blogger I am expected to be consistent and provide regular updates. I realize this isn’t a rule but my own conjecture. This self-pressure isn’t at all helpful since I’m not a production writer and force only tends to stifle any possible creativity.
I started this blog to share my experiences and emotions as I discover more about myself in this latter part of my life. When I have tried to “force” a post, it has fallen short and emotionless and worse yet, it takes me an eternity to write. Having just returned home from spending the last two months living in Costa Rica, I realized that I didn’t blog often during that time because I was busy living. Just as facebooking can eat up large portions of your time, blogging can do the same.
Technology is amazing and wonderful but it does have it’s downside and we must be ever-alert in keeping the intrusion to a minimum. I remember when I began blogging, wordpress was encouraging it’s members to join their “Blog Everyday for a Year.” Oh, how I wanted to be included but I know now that it would have been a mistake for me. I want my blogging to mesh with my life not pull me away from it. I definitely don’t want to feel guilty or forced. I love blogging and want to keep it that way!
So in the future, if you notice a break in my blogging, just realize I’m busy living! I hope you are too!