Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ebb and flow

It's a slow time for blogging. When I look at my 1Q07 output, I notice that I was not posting much during that time. Since I have only been blogging a little over a year, it is too early in my blogging to detect trends, but I find myself not as involved as I have been in the preceding months.

It could be that I have a ton of stuff to do with the house still, like I mentioned before. It could be that I go through cycles. As I have also said before, I am fickle and can be heavily involved in something and then not so much. I have also been doing some thinking about how much of me I really want to put out there. I have shared some pretty instense stuff in this blog before, mostly stuff from times long gone. This was stuff I needed to get out of chest, but now that it is out there, I wonder if it was a wise choice. In any case, lately I am feeling the need to be more guarded about my personal life. This may be why I am not posting as much.

I will not abandon blogging completely because it provides me with an outlet for my writing, either from regular posts or the writing prompts I sometimes follow. But as with most things in my life, consistency is a bit of a struggle.

6 comments:

  1. "but now that it is out there, I wonder if it was a wise choice"


    I go through that A LOT. I debate being so 'public' with my 'private' life....wondering and worrying if it's all TOO MUCH INFORMATION...and sometimes I even think about DELETING the whole thing...

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  2. I do too, Meleah. Maybe not the whole blog, because I do like interacting with my blogging friends. But I certainly considered deleting several posts. Maybe I will copy them to a file and then delete them. I don't know.

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  3. I go through cycles too. The best thing, I have discovered is never to MAKE myself blog or read blogs.

    If I'm not in the mood, I skip it. And somedays, I just need to skip it.

    The world is always still there when I return....

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  4. No problem. I am right there with you. I have the same issues and that is why I haven't been blogging much either. Just write when you can and whatever you are comfortable writing. That's all any of us can do.

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  5. Going through that myself. At the time certain posts feel cathartic and then you think :"Oh God, should I really have written that?" There is a confessional element to blogging which can sometimes leave the writer feeling uncomfortable. However, I would have to say that overall my experience of it has been very positive. I've been going for 5 months now and am glad I started but every now and then my hand hovers above the delete button, so I know what you and Meleah mean. It's a tough one.

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