I’ve been having some thoughts lately about why I blog and thought I’d take a break from the regularly scheduled program to articulate some of what I’ve been feeling, especially as it may or may not culminate in some changes for those of you who read my posts.
I have felt confused and tired lately when thinking about what to post to this blog. Part of that is due to the fact that my apartment building still has a gas connectivity issue, which has made cooking less fun. Part of it is because there are stretches of time where I’m just very busy and wind up feeling stressed or unmotivated when it comes to posting, even when I have a recipe prepped and photographed.
But I haven’t completely stopped enjoying blogging either. When I’ve had a full night’s rest or a relatively relaxed day, sitting down and putting together a blog post is still a ton of fun.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that I am going to properly commit to the idea of treating this blog as a hobby. It already was a hobby to begin with and you can see that I don’t usually post more than a couple of times a month anyway, so you may be wondering what’s changed. Well, what’s going to change is my internal stress over arbitrary deadlines and the thought that if I haven’t posted something by a certain date, there’s no point to me having a blog anyway. And that means that I’m going to nix the monthly Rad Reads posts, which I was largely doing to stay “disciplined” (even though I do really like reading and talking about books in normal circumstances)….