Fasten your seat belts, keep your hands inside the trolley car, and hang on tight. I am about to break a cardinal rule of blogging. If you are a reader of Leo Babuata's blog, Write to Done and filed to memory the Nov.12, 2008 blog post 10 Mistakes That Could Be Killing Your Blog, you will note that I will be committing blog sin # 3: "Writing About Infrequent Posting."
In case you are wondering about the predecessor to menace #3, it is "Infrequent Posting."
Yep. Guilty as charged.
And while I do respect the advice from Leo Babuata (he's a fabulous professional writer/blogger and knows his stuff), I am choosing not to apply it to Becoming Me at this stage of the game. Why? Because in the growing world of blogging, I reside in the sprawling community of mommy bloggers. And, I think, rest, work, play, and pray in a smaller neighborhood within that mommy blogging community. And in this neighborhood, we know and care about one another.
If my real life neighbor went missing for several weeks, I would feel concern. And then if she reappeared and seemed a bit different than her usual chipper self, my apprehensions may rise.
So what has been keeping me from blogging? Several factors, but please know I am not closing down this blog.
1) Some Personal Chaos: Nothing terribly traumatic in the long scheme of life, but enough to keep me busy. Due to budget cuts, The Professor's job contract has not been renewed. This means we will be moving again (our fifth major move in a five-year period).
To where will we be moving you ask? We have no clue. But God does, and that is a beautiful and bankable truth. At this point, The Professor is on the job market looking for either another college level teaching position or a job in the field of political science.
I will also be going back on the job market and have taken on a few freelance projects. Revamping my resume, job searching, and freelance work has required time that I previously devoted to writing blog posts.
2) Technical Issues: I have been plagued with various technical difficulties from blog posts to Internet connections. Not fun.
3) Too Many Commitments: I'll keep this one simple. I say yes more than I say no.
4) Brain Fizzle: I bet you didn't know that Brain Fizzle is a technical term. OK, it's not. But I have a definition for it anyway.
Brain Fizzle is a cousin of Writer's Block. Unlike its cousin, Brain Fizzle victims easily find topic ideas and the words necessary to discuss them. However, those with brain fizzle think of so many items at one time that the ideas stop bubbling and fizzle out.
Those are my dilemmas. But like I wrote above, I'm not planning to bow out of blogging. I will post when I can. I also have some great guest posts coming up for you next week.