I Need an Internet Hug
February 13, 2012


Last week was one of the busiest weeks I've had in a long time. I pretty much ignored the internet. Not because I wanted to, because I had to. I was even participating in one of those photo-a-day things, and I had to give up, despite really wanting to do it.

But a little break from the internet is good, right?

Sort of. I'm catching up on things today, and as I scroll through blog after blog on my reader, I'm starting to feel...inadequate. Which has happened before, but it's hitting hard this time. I don't know what I'm doing here any more.

I'm actually in the middle of a blog re-design. I thought it might motivate me to post more, and I didn't want to post anything new until I had the new design in place. But it's taking longer than I thought it would (see aforementioned busiest week ever). And right now, I don't even now what that new content would be.

Should I talk about work more? I've been a graphic designer for almost 15 years, and while I really like what I do, I don't think I want to blog about it. I don't want to put together tutorials or show you what I've been working on. Heck, sometimes I can't show you what I've been working on (NDA and all that). And honestly, I don't know that you want to see the latest product brief I put together for some tech-y computer component.

I don't have kids to talk about. I have cats. But I don't want to talk about them all the time either (not that I mind reading about other people's pets).

I love to cook. I'm happy being in the kitchen, but if the sun has gone down, I don't take photos of what I'm doing. And a post about a recipe without a photo of the finished product just doesn't seem right.

I'm getting married this year. But I'm not ready to talk about that yet either.

I'm trying to not spend so much money on things like shoes, clothes, and glasses. So I'm not really buying or even browsing for much these days.

The only thing I do actually post on anymore is pinterest. But I figure if you read here, you probably follow me on pinterest, so why also post pinterest stuff here?

That doesn't leave much, does it?

I don't know what I have to offer the blogging community anymore, aside from over a decade's worth of mediocre personal blog archives.

Yeah, this is totally a "woe is me post". I know I keep saying I do this for me, but right now that doesn't seem to be enough, and I think I might need a friendly comment or two to help me out of this slump.

I'll get past this. I usually do, but my brain is stuck in glass-half-empty mode so I'm asking for help this time.




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