I love this blog. It has honestly kept me going through some particularly tough times over the last six years. Even as the comments have dwindled, just putting stuff out there knowing that someone might read it has felt pretty good. These last couple of weeks, I have been quite busy in the lead up to getting my new job, about which I’m quite excited. As I’ve spent less time in front of the computer, or at least on the web, I’ve been re-evaluating my time spent online (in case regular readers couldn’t tell). I’ve tried to spend at least half my day completely away from the computer: doing housework, reading, or being outside. I’m trying to set a good example for my kids, who don’t really see the difference (even though they’re both at an age where they might be expected to) between the intellectual work I do online and the playful things I do. Given my career, I obviously can’t escape the computer entirely (and don’t want to), but I do think I need to spend more of my leisure time doing other things, preferably with my family, coaxing them into leisure activities that are not screen-based.
This blog, for me, is mostly leisure. At one time, it contributed greatly to my professional development, and it may do that for me again someday. But for now, I’m going to focus on it less and put my energies elsewhere. I’ll be popping in from time to time over the summer, perhaps once a week. But I’m no longer going to feel compelled to post something every day. There’s at once not enough and too much going on for me to do that. I will try to return to daily posting in the fall, but it may be the case that my work will not allow me the time to do that. I’m still going to be reading people’s blogs, as that’s been a great pleasure of mine, and maybe, without my own blog to tend to, I can comment more. I’ll see you all on the flip side!