Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The long hiatus and why it may continue

Well, it's been a few months since my last post. And there has actually been a deliberate, conscious reason for this. The more involved I was with my blog, the more involved I was with other wedding blogs. Which is perfectly reasonable and understandable. But the more time I spent in the wedding blogosphere, the more things I felt I "needed" to do with my wedding. And even if I just wanted to add a little project here, or a little project there, the money would add up. And when I would decide not to add these additional projects, I began to wonder if the wedding we were planning was somehow inadequate. Which is not how I wanted to feel about our wedding, so I've pretty much just limited myself to visiting a couple of blogs which deal more with the philosophical issues of getting married and being married.

I also stopped blogging because I was becoming a very boring person. All my free time revolved around wedding stuff. I didn't read anything unless it was related to the wedding. But I've got other interests. Travel. My obsession with Jane Austen. Improving the instruction I provide my students. And there are other things I want to do.

So I'm not saying that this is the end of blogging for me. But the hiatus is probably going to continue, at least until I figure out what I want to do. Maybe I'll just be a commenter on my favorite blogs while continuing to lead my life. Or maybe I'll find a way to balance life with blogging. Who knows. But I just wanted to explain why I haven't been around.