Two weeks without a post in blog land can feel like an eternity. Not hours. Not weeks. Not even a month. No. It feels like an eternity. Well, to me it does.
I’ve clicked on my own blog an unknown number of times in the past two weeks. Stared at a blank screen wondering what to write. Wondering if I even wanted to return to writing this blog. I even re-launched my Tumblr blog with nary a clue as to what I wanted to do with it.
But instead of being excited about blogs and blogging, I’ve felt more of a disconnect.
Rather than feel the need to rush back to my laptop and write all about my adventures, it’s been more about pausing and enjoying the memory. Taking time to process and appreciate the photos and the laughs with friends. Thinking of the wide open road and all the opportunities that come with it, at least in my own head for now.
The friends I’ve made in blog land still matter of course. The groups are still there and most of my favorite bloggers are still posting regularly.
Maybe it’s the season. That break in temperature that says the end of summer is near. With the return of the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks and Halloween decorations showing up at stores, it’s probably safe to say fall is knocking on our doorsteps.
And maybe, just maybe, like the changing of the seasons even blogging has its moments where the fun and excitement of a summer day slowly fades into a quiet and calm lull. After four years of blogging I should get this by now but I never said I was a genius or paid attention at all times.
I can’t say what my plans are right now because I don’t know. As I’ve said often in recent months, it’s been a time for reflection and self-searching. Two weeks away from this blog has given me a chance to think, if not panic a bit knowing it’s been slightly neglected.
One thing is clear: A break from blog land has been refreshing and it might last a little bit longer, though I will lurk from time to time.
In the meantime, odds are I’ll be spending more time on the couch with a book in one hand, coffee or wine in the other and possibly a cat snoozing next to me. Life is good and I’m enjoying it for a change.