There comes a point in every blogger's life when you just don't want to blog anymore. Like a runner's hitting a "wall", it just catches you off guard. I've read so many articles about it, I never thought I would be the topic of the matter.
I just needed to stop and breathe for a moment. I thrive on social media but the phrase, "too much of a good thing" bears heavily right now. I work from home, so I can't get away from a computer even if I wanted to. I used to blog with vigor. Lately, I haven't felt like doing anything with vigor. It may be textbook depression, but whatever it is, I just didn't feel like doing anything. You know, feeling blah, overwhelmed, irritated, wanting to throw your every computer, gadget and tech item you own out the window.
You know, the usual.
My camera felt like obligation for work than a passion for photography. I love you guys, but I caught myself browsing through blogs like an old magazine and my inspiration was kaput.
If I wasn't getting any inspiration, how was I supposed to give you guys the goods?
Running away from the Internet and never looking back seemed so refreshing at the time.
So, I took a break. I took Gmail, Facebook app, and blocked the web on my phone. I turned off my wifi while I worked, I turned off my phone at night, didn't run to check my email in the morning. I treated myself to some of my favorite things normally distracted by going online
- listen to my records,
- cleaning my apartment,
- swap my 35mm SLR instead for my digital SLR,
- going for walks without my cellphone,
- writing my pen pals,
- swapped my MacBook Pro for my Fieldnotes and a pencil,
- my Bamboo tablet for colored pencils and paper,
- swapped my cluttered office for a quiet cafe
Everyone deserves a break. Thanks for sticking around! I'm back to blogging!
How was your week?