I miss my blog, I really do. We used to be so close. Now, we’re feeling a bit estranged and awkward around one another, and I try to avoid it. It wants content, and I don’t seem to have words to spare. It reminds me how, back in the day (good grief – I started this 7 years ago?! Really?) I posted several times a week – sometimes multiple times a day! Now it’s lucky to hear from me every couple of months. “You never call, you never write,” it complains to me. I try to explain: all of my words have to go into my dissertation right now – whether they belong there or not. I seem to have a limited number of words available, and the dissertation gets first dibs. (God willing, it will be more or less finished this month.)
I could do short, pithy, more frequent updates. But now that the blog has actual subscribers, I don’t want to chase them away with spammy little bloglets. That’s what Twitter is for, right?
The blog says that’s a lame excuse: subscribers can adjust their subscriptions to receive daily or weekly digests. Good point. I’ll give that some thought. Maybe the blog and I can start seeing each other again.