Several weeks have now passed since I decided to take a blogging break while contemplating how to go forward. I’ve wound up in another round of unwinding, not sleeping and being too dazed to accomplish much so I’ve reached no firm conclusions.
But I am really clear that I’m glad I eliminated a bunch of blog subscriptions and have been pretty cavalier about which blogs I do and don’t read. It’s been a huge relief to spend so much less time on slogging through blogs.
As far as my faves, you’ve probably not noticed much difference because I still read and like and comment on your lovely blogs. There a lot of folks I follow who are rarely getting a look from me. Generally means (1) they don’t ever interact with me in a way that lets me know they’re engaged and/or (2) they sometimes have great posts but aren’t consistently interesting to me and/or (3) what I can see on the Reader hasn’t grabbed my attention enough to get me to read more. Saving all that time has felt SO freeing!
I haven’t been writing as much, more because of the debilitating muscle/sleep issues than any intent to not be writing. The good news on the muscle front is that I’ve hit another one of those new levels of open that feels wondrous — who knew a face could feel this good? Not done yet though. Based on what I feel so far, it must feel amazing to have a completely relaxed face.
I have been working a bit, on the Wizard game blog, at spacing out publishing when I work on several ideas at once and I’m liking the way that keeps things going over time. It takes some pressure off of the no-ideas times if I’ve spread out the scheduling of posts in the moments when I’m full of topics and words. So I am committed to playing with that.
I definitely plan to keep J2P Monday going. I’m teetering about Collective Prayer Sunday… I also want to start an ongoing series of posts about my long healing journey, including observations about western medicine vs. alternative medicine, combined with a general look at the relationship between physical and spiritual healing. Don’t much like having a particular day on which I’m committed to posting, so they’ll just appear sporadically.
So, at the end of the first week of the new year that’s my story. And I’m sticking to it. At least until another moment brings another story 🙂