Roughly 6 1/2 years ago, I decided to start a blog. The blog was mostly about me and my adventures in writing. Through all the trials and tribulations, peaks and valleys, highways and byways, I basically poured my heart, soul and spirit into 1,448 posts spread out over 6 blogs.
This past weekend, I managed to wedge in some precious personal down time. It wasn't easy to do as I had all kinds of things (personal, professional, financial, etc.) vying for my immediate attention (like the cliché, they wanted it yesterday), but I found a way here and there to do it.
What I spent doing with my down time was thinking about my writing and my blogging. These days, both are vying for my attention whenever I decide to recharge my batteries. As of late, the pull of writing is stronger than the pull of blogging, which in some aspects is a good thing. In others, not so good.
Lately, blogging has been a touchy subject with my ying and yang, with the twin battles being 1} do I continue blogging, and 2} where do I continue it? As most of you know, I started up a book blog at Tumblr, and for my money, it was ridiculously easy to set up. Because of that ease, as well as the fact that one can pretty much post whatever they want, I've been giving some serious thought to scaling back my blogging here and moving some of my operations over to Tumblr.
The main drawback to that idea is that I'm really not motivated to blog right now. 6 1/2 years is a seriously long time to blog and eventually one either earns a temporary burnout or if they're really good, earns a permanent burnout. Personally, I'm fluctuating between the two.
As for my writing, it's sadly starting to follow the same trajectory that my blogging is, with only the issues being financial (as in needing money to have book properly formatted, etc.) and topical (as in, what do I write: fresh or re-write?). On the plus side, I do have two complete novellas that are ready for phase two, as well as the upcoming print version of The Inner Sibling for the fall.
Thus, the battle rages within, and at the end of the day, the only survivor will be me. Problem is, I don't know what kind of collateral damage I'll be facing at the end of the day. One thing you can count on though, is that I will let everyone know what my final decision will be in regards to my blogging, as well as my writing.
I leave you with a song from the late great Paul Revere, who sadly passed away over the weekend at the young age of 74 (I found this out from a fellow writer who is a FB friend as well as a very close family member to Paul Revere, not to me).
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