So, I haven't had much time lately. For anything. No time to do my job. No time to spend with my family. But more importantly, and most sadly, no time to blog right.
When I started this last January, I obsessed about it so much that I lost sleep. I obsessed about each post I wrote that about 15 people actually read. I obsessed about the other blogs I stumbled upon and obsessed about how accurately idiotic my comments made me seem. But it was easy back then to keep up. To post a couple thoughts each week. To read each of the blogs I followed. Even Hyperbole and a Half only posted something once a month. (Now she's gone, ostensibly to work on getting her book published. And the blogosphere weeps for more brilliantly wacky comics.) (Never fear: I've discovered The Oatmeal. Funny and educational.)
Somehow along the road, dozens upon dozens of blogs have sweet-talked their way onto my reading list and it became difficult to keep up. Then life happened and work happened and summer happened and school started again in August and it's really been since August that I've not been able to blog like I liked back in the spring.
This week I'm on Fall Break. I mentioned that, right? Lots of things I want to do. But also lots of things I have to do.
I have to read Crime and Punishment. I have to mow the lawn one last time so I don't have to rake as many leaves. I have to finish revising the ending of Trendy Poseurs Go Home so I can finally get it off to the editor who said he wanted to see the whole manuscript. And I have to watch my boy.
But I also want to catch up on some blogging. It bothers me that I can't read every blog I follow. Maybe I should follow fewer blogs. Probably. I'm sure at least half of those 70+ individuals who took the time to click the button on the left and register as one of mine don't know why they did it in the first place, let alone remember they once read a blog called Building Sandcastles Something Something.
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Still, I want to be a good blogger. I want people to read what I painstakingly create. But that's not the only reason. Connecting and communicating through bloggery has brought hours of satisfaction to my life. So I vow to do a little more of it this week. My commitment to you.
Do you care?