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.


  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...

  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.

  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....

  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.

  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.