There’s Something In the Air

I’ve been here before. When life gets in the way, I think about shutting the blog down. I’ve followed through on it in the past, only to return a few weeks or months later. Thoughts of ending the almost seventeen year unbroken run of idiocy have been resurfacing again recently – I have confided in one or two close friends, and they pretty much laughed in my face.

“You do this every few months – sometimes every month – you do realise that, right?”

They are probably right.

I just know that these inward looking, recursive posts are becoming ever so sightly insane. There is more to life than this damn blog – there are books to be read, movies to be watched, and friends to catch up with – and yet there is only so much time in the day. I can’t do it all. There’s also the thought of writing something real – something proper – something that might become a short story, or a book.

Maybe I just need to slow down – not pressure myself into posting something or other nearly every day – and yet I look around and see so many I know plastering their life all over Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Tumblr, and wherever else. I wonder how they do it – how they find time.

I need to find more time. I’ve searched my pockets already, and it’s still a mystery.

In other news, my head torch arrived in the post today. Now I can go running and do Dalek impersonations at the same time. I wonder if the rest of the running group will be weirded out by the tall guy shouting “EXTERMINATE” at strangers ?

9 thoughts on “There’s Something In the Air

  1. I’m laughing at the thought of you looking like a Dalek! I don’t know how anyone else finds the time either. I have a lot of things going on at home that require my constant attention and I can barely put together the posts that I do. But I like the people I’ve met on the blogging journey and wouldn’t want to walk away from that.

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  2. For me, the trick has always been to avoid letting the blog become a chore. There have been times when I find my posting becomes very frequent — daily, if not more. Then I start to feel an obligation to maintain the schedule… which life prevents me from doing.

    It’s times like this that I have to remind myself what the blog is for and that I am under no obligation to anyone to maintain any sort of schedule at all.

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  3. Been there, done that too! I find logging out rather than deleting is the way forward. Usually i get over the feeling to rip everything up within a day or so. You have come so far, I doubt you will stop now.

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  4. I only recently subscribed to your feed, I don’t know you from a bar of soap but I really like how familiar to me your life is. So many of us are trying to make sense of our life in context of our families, work and our internal thoughts. It’s good to vent. I’ve been regularly deleting and re-inventing my blog for 18 years. It’s an exercise in regret.
    I don’t recommend it.

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