Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Sound of Silence

My apologies for the extended blog silence. I fall out of the habit of posting pretty quickly, and once I lose my momentum, it's all over.

Those of you who are bloggers know how much work it is. There are times when I can hardly wait to post, and there are times when it's about as appealing as cleaning up the kitchen. Of course, much like a kitchen full of dirty pots and pans, the untouched blog is always in the back of my mind, causing feelings of guilt and laziness.

On the other hand, there are times when I don't particularly want to take notes and pictures of what I'm cooking or drinking -- I just want to eat it or drink it. Then there are the times when what's on my plate or glass isn't really worth writing about.

I also still struggle with the feeling that, instead of blogging, I should be writing something I hope to get compensated for (although there are increasingly few opportunities for that). I admire those bloggers who have made it a paying endeavor. Good for you.

Not long ago I read something about the number of people who started blogs and have since abandoned them. It's not hard for me to understand why.

Passing the three year mark clearly has me thinking deep thoughts about the nature of blogging. I should probably quit over-thinking things and follow the advice of a tried-and-true Southernism:

Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.


Anonymous said...

pin drop "ting"

Yep, its quiet.. I know things have been crazy at your house, I hope all is well.

Just wanted to let you know that I miss the post, in case you thought no one noticed.

take care,

John said...

Thanks, mrT. That means more than you know.

I haven't given up the ship yet...just taking a short hiatus.


Anonymous said...

The pin drop seems to be echoing now in the empty halls of 2010. I know as I have many non-paying commitments evolved around my hobbies that I’m constantly tasked upon, so I know these burdens come with self appreciation first and then for others. I’m sure if I’m going to see any post in 2010 its because you set the bar, not because I want to see them… but if its any consolation I’d like to see them.

Just made my first wine, and pyment (honey & grapes), who is going to critique these now??????


Wine in Thyme said...

I hear ya...