Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blogging Fatigue?

Megan over at from the archives informs us that she's tired of blogging and that she'll turn to her bike and enjoy life more fully away from her blogging impulses.

Here it is:

"It is foolhardy to make any pronouncements about something as reversible as closing a blog, but as far as I can tell, I don't have any more enthusiasm for writing here. I've been trying to hold out for just a few more weeks, but I'm embarrassed by my recent half-hearted blogging and I can't seem to do better. In the past few weeks, I've clicked away from the first paragraphs of posts way more often than I've published finished posts, weak as they are.

If I write a post-mortem, it will only embarrass me if I return in two weeks. If I call this a hiatus, you might think I'll be back. If I don't say anything, I'll feel guilty that people might still be checking in. Don't keep checking in. I don't know what to call this, but I don't anticipate more here in the foreseeable future.

I had two reasons for putting this off. The first is that I'll be on the East Coast in June and want to meet you. Boston area the first week of June, heading southward to DC the second week of June. East Coast, we should get together and do fun things. The second reason I was postponing this is that I wanted to post a video of me doing pull-ups. But close as I am, I'm not there yet and I can't fill the days until then. You'll just have to imagine it."

Yup, biking is a smart choice. I like her honesty, I have to say. When one does not have much to say, well, what's the point? It's good to recharge the batteries and smell other roses on the way.
As a blogger, I especially appreciate Megan's post.
Good luck, Megan, and happy trails!


Megan said...

Thanks for your kind support and good wishes!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post. As a good scientist, she knows when to move on to new projects.