Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blog Break


I admit that it's been a while since I've felt like this. When I first started my blog more than a year and a half ago (has it been that long already?), I was like most people - full of energy - very excited about the project - writing really great posts, etc. At some point, people really start reading what you're writing and your blogroll starts to grow and things are going great.

It's kind of funny because that is the exact moment when I remember taking my first blog break. I was feeling overwhelmed. For some reason, I was putting pressure on myself to post every day and to try to "top" the last post with something more creating and/or entertaining. So, I had to step back for a little while and get some perspective.

And, as people who read here often know, I take blog breaks every so often when I'm feeling like that. Well, Monday, something happened at work to put a huge weight on my shoulders again. I mean, it's not life shattering and some people would think that it's mundane. I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say that I have found the need to take a little break from blogging while I get things sorted out.

Unfortunately, that means that I'm also going to cancel my shows for the rest of this month. My apologies to Bongi and ScanMan for doing this. To be honest, trying to get the audio to work with a new site and worrying about whether it was going to work, just added to my stress this week - something I really didn't need.

I'll be back by the first of next month as I get things sorted out. I won't be totally gone. You can keep track of what I'm doing on Twitter and I may even do a video post every once in a while in the next few weeks. Back soon....

18 comments:

Dreaming again said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers ...I'm considering a blog break as well ... something has happened this weekend causing me to re evaluate where I am in the grand scheme of things ...
haven't quite decided ...

Kirsten said...

Take care of you, Dr. A! We'll see you soon.

Scott said...

I hope the weight gets lifted off your shoulders and that you feel like writing again soon!

rlbates said...

Take care. Anything we can do for you?

Y. S. said...

Hopefully everything will go just fine :)

Dr. A said...

Thanks so much for your messages. Don't worry, I'm ok. Just a little stressed out (who isn't these days?). I'll still be reading some blogs (I couldn't totally get away from blogging). See you out there in blogland!

TBTAM said...

I hear you on this one, Dr A. Sometimes life has to take a front seat and blogging the back.

See you soon...

FatDoctor said...

Take as long as you need. We are your devoted friends and readers, and we'll be here when you get back. Good for you for taking care of yourself.

OHN said...

Hope you are well. Sometimes a little break is much needed and well deserved. Looking forward to your return.

Dr. Val said...

I support your blog vacation, Dr. A, though I'll be twiddling my thumbs on Thursdays at 9pm! I look forward to more from you in April. Cheers

Bongi said...

no problem doctor A (capital). whenever you're ready. remember the immortal words of bono of u2; "don't let the bastards grind you down!" whoever or whatever the bastards are.

as always, your fan.

SeaSpray said...

You will be missed. I look forward to your return both blog and radio.

I hope it all works out the best way possible. God bless Dr A. :)

Paul Levy said...

Best wishes. Don't worry. We'll all be here when you come back.

Kb said...

Do what you have to do so you can enjoy what you want to do... DING!

Dr. Blogstein said...

I prescribe relaxation. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELAX, Doc A!

Pickledeel said...

I can relate to that - something clever and more poignant than that posted yesterday and forever searching for a creative angle that has not been explored before. In the end I just had to remind myself that the blog was for my own pleasure - that others enjoy it is a bonus. Ironically the most pressure from readers came when I was in Iraq - but the flip side was 1) there was plenty of original material and 2) there was a lot of time to blog!
Pickledeel.com

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well okay doc, you can if you must! ha ha

seriously i do understand. so far blogging has kept me sane though...

smiles, bee

The Curmudgeon said...

I wonder, now that we've gotten this deeply into it, if we ever could get entirely away from blogging?

See you when you get back.