Those of you who have been following this blog for any length of time know that I haven't been posting on any kind of regular basis for a while now. I'd reached the point at which I was struggling to come up with things to write about, and rather than pull something together just to be posting, I opted to post less. I had cut back on the number of blogs I follow as well, sticking with only the ones I really enjoy, and even skipping those when the bloggers were participating in blog hops. (I hate blog hops--they've always seemed to me more like a high school activity than something professional writers would do, though I'm sure some of my fellow bloggers will disagree with me.)
Also, writing and marketing have been consuming most of my time, as I prepare to publish Sam's Story. (You'll see why when the launch begins!)
I discovered I'm not the only one feeling blog burnout when I read a recent post by fellow blogger/author Talli Roland, who's also cut back on posting. I agree with everything Talli says in her post, and it seems I'm not the only one. What a relief!
On the other hand, there are bloggers who never run out of things to say--William, for one, never fails to come up with fresh (and usually hilarious!) posts. Ivy's posts are usually short but always fun (I love her titles!). Anybody who's self-publishing should be following Joe Konrath's blog. And then there are my favorite photobloggers, like Grace--Australia is a place I've always wanted to see, and through her blog, I've come to feel like I know it intimately. Snow photos aside, William's photoblog gives me a chance to get to know my neighbor to the north. London Lulu (where the heck has she been, anyway?) does beautiful photography of the Princeton area. And Bob Crowe, whose wife is one of my all-time favorite people, has shown me things in my own hometown that I never knew were there!
So...I'll still be blogging, probably once a week. Twice at the most. A great deal of what I have to say can best be done via Facebook, now that I think about it....