Notes From The Real World

For much of the past two months I have been away from regular blogging on this and my other blogs. At first it seemed to be a result of being on the road for a week and a bit behind on my work but as I caught up it was clear something else was up.

I was burned out.

Yes, for really the first time since I started blogging 4 years ago, I couldn’t muster the energy to read or write blog posts. I disconnected from the blogosphere and did what most “normal” people do with their spare time: spend more time with their family, read books, watch the DVD you bought last year, get back into sports on TV. And that’s some of what I did instead of posting here or even on Twitter.

But I’m back at it and somewhat rejuvenated with an appreciation for what it’s like to unplug from all this… at least for a while. Going forward I’m going to spend more time reading and commenting before writing as this participation seems to be the best use of time for me. I’m also going to find my database backups and restore all my posts from 2004 forward here; gaps and all. It’s part of the story of my journey in social media and should be here.

So I’m back and just logging into my Google Reader after 6 weeks… let’s see how many posts are read before clicking on that “make all posts read” button 😉

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4 Comments

  1. Welcome back to the online world, Tim. I know what it is to strike a balance between offline living and watching the screen through the day. Here’s hoping the balance you’ve struck is sustainable!

  2. Welcome back to the online world, Tim. I know what it is to strike a balance between offline living and watching the screen through the day. Here’s hoping the balance you’ve struck is sustainable!

  3. Thanks Randy… yes, it’s sustainable and is what I love doing so it shouldn’t be hard to keep at… And like Bob Parker takes August off wine, I might do the same with blogging; or blog enough in advance to give me a break each year and not burn out. My August this year was May.

  4. Thanks Randy… yes, it’s sustainable and is what I love doing so it shouldn’t be hard to keep at… And like Bob Parker takes August off wine, I might do the same with blogging; or blog enough in advance to give me a break each year and not burn out. My August this year was May.

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