Entering my 10th year of blogging (seriously, it was hard enough for me to admit/accept my kids entering their double-digits) I often times compare maintaining a blog to that of nurturing a child: just imagine if parenting came with spell-check and a delete button, eh?
Some years are more difficult than others, then there are those times when the suckage runs real deep and all you would need to do is check back in a blogger's archives to realize that one of three things happen:
- Blogging increases.
- Posting decreases.
- Blog shuts down, completely.
Most especially, around this time of year, when folks begin to re-evaluate the time and effort it takes to nurture a blog, as well.
Aaaaaand, then there's the added consideration of maintaining an online presence (MOP, for short), while under the influence of suckage.
As 2012 comes to a close, 63 days post-Sandy and 10 days after the Mayans quit counting (can you blame them?) I find myself in the totally opposite situation: clinging to my archives, like a teething child looking for something to bite into (HARD!) and stomping my feet while declaring (in a totally whine-y voice):
"But, I don't waaaaaaaant to stop blogging AND you can't make me...DAMMIT!"