Control Alt Delete
I have been feeling this coming on for a while. I need a break. An announced, clear break. Maybe it’s the election. Maybe it’s my writing. Maybe it’s my attention span. But for whatever reason, I need to shut down and turn off the computer. All of it. No blogging (writing or reading), no e-mails (other than my work account), no twitter (gasp!), no Googling.
For one week.
When I return, well, I can’t tell you what to expect. Maybe I will slavishly read every post of every blog I keep up with. Or maybe I will mark all as read and start anew. Or somewhere in between. Or something completely different. That’s the point. I need to regroup and decide where my time is best spent. What will I miss? What won’t I miss? What matters to me about my blog? Is it the number of comments I get? The number of hits I receive? The ad dollars I earn? Is it really about my writing? Or is it maintaining contact with the friends I’ve made? Or is it none of the above or something I have yet to fully realize?
The weather has cooled a bit here in New Orleans and is begging for me to be in it, outside. And I have several projects on the home front I want to tackle, as well as a new writing project to which I want to commit serious time.
So, starting tonight at midnight until next Saturday at midnight, I am going offline.
Be well and wish me luck.