On my dearth of blogging

For some reason, I mentioned my blog this morning to the husband during our morning commute. His reaction was something along the lines of the following: people may have forgotten about you in the blogging world by now. Of course, he was referring to my sporadic blogging, which is becoming less and less by the day. I got defensive and started justifying the reasons why I’m not paying too much attention to this side of my life anymore. I went on and on, much to his chagrin, until I decided to change the topic.

As lame as it may sound, I have been really busy. Work is consuming most of my time and then there are after-hours activities. From Spanish class to creative writing classes, I have been swamped. There are also cultural activities and social obligations. I can’t keep track of anything. I’m writing lists and marking my calendar. I have even started using an on-line calendar, which sends reminders to my mobile phone! I’m not sure why I can’t keep up with anything anymore. Is this what being in your thirties is all about?

To de-stress, I have been riding my bike in the woods — an activity that merits a whole post perhaps sometime later this week.  As a result, biking and other outdoor-related activities are consuming a big chunk of the little spare time I have, time that probably would have been dedicated to blogging. I will do my best to pay more attention to Mental Mayhem. I just need to regain a bit more control of my life, which has been moving at a crazy, yet enjoyable pace.

9 Comments

  1. Hareega October 22, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    I will always be a reader, keep blogging.

    y Como esta tu espanol ahora ?

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  2. Elliot October 22, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Slacker.

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  3. Mustapha October 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Y porque no blogges en español? podras en este manera blogar y mejorar su español en el mismo tiemo!

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  4. natasha October 22, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Si tines razon Musapha . tengo que hacerlo todo el tiempo:) La verdad es que blogar en espanol es dificil y no tengo mucho tiempo para pensar mucho antes de blogar:)

    Y Hareega,
    Mi Espanol es mejoe en estos dia.. creo!

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  5. jameed October 22, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    So, does that mean that you blogged more often previously because you had no life?

    Hey…join the club

    Yo Quiero Taco Bell

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  6. Liza October 23, 2007 at 5:21 am

    I know a lot of long-time bloggers who seem to be feeling this way these days, myself included (my latest post – very short – is about the fact that I seem to be on a break). Take your time and post when you’re ready. Better to wait to write something great because you want to than to write something mediocre because you have to (not to imply that your writing is mediocre, because I think it’s awesome). Don’t worry, we’ll wait for you. 🙂

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  7. Mike October 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    You’ve never been a mediocre writer, but, yes, break off for a while, rest and come back strong — when you feel it.

    No hay razon para escribir cuando faltas la energia — en el caso del blog.

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  8. kinzi October 28, 2007 at 9:40 am

    I guess I’ll try to be more patient. 🙂

    I wondered if maybe you were one of the people who met up with Sandmonkey when he was in DC?

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  9. anon October 30, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    I don’t know Spanish.

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