Good Morning. I don't know about you guys, I'm sure you've all felt this way at some point or another, or maybe not.
What is it about blogging?
Let me just say this right now, up front -- I LOVE BLOGGING. I think it's the coolest thing I've ever learned how to do since I found the Styles and Formatting tab on my computer. The interaction, the people, the news, gossip, comments, sharing...I love it all. It's like going back to college for me every single day. Hanging out in the lounge until all hours of the day and night, just talking books and writers and publishing. It's such a great time!
But then why does it suck so bad when I just don't want to do it anymore? And it's not that I don't want to do it, I just don't FEEL like doing it. I just don't feel like going around to all the posts, leaving comments, finding new friends, ideas, threads to chase and ponder. But when I don't, I feel guilty. Oh. So. Guilty.
I mean, I love you guys. When I'm on hiatus, I mope around, I can't concentrate, I feel like I'm going to miss something (and have on several occasions), and then when I come back everything's great for like two weeks, but then I start to feel bummed out again.
Is it the time suck? Or is it the guilt? I know I should be writing instead of blogging. But then if I don't blog, my friends don't come around anymore. And if my friends don't come around, then I feel guilty, so I blog and comment, but that takes time away from my writing. Such a bitchious circle. (No that was not a typo.)
I know several friends who've stopped blogging altogether. Do I want to do that? NO!
I've run the gamut from 5 days to 2 days back up to 3 days down to 1 day.
I've taken hiatus (hiati?) I've switched to Google Reader, come back to Blogger, and gone back to Reader.
I just don't know what it is. I can't live with it, I can't live without it.
How about you? Do any of you ever feel this way? Or is it just me?