They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I don’t know who “they” are or what makes them the be all and end all of knowledge, but let me tell you – too much absence doesn’t lead to fondness; it develops into indifference.
I suppose I’ve always had a very on-again off-again relationship with my blog. There have been various periods in time when I would leave for months and find it difficult to come back; worse than that, I didn’t see the point in coming back.
The thing is, I love writing. I love spending hours on the verge of a nervous breakdown trying to take that perfectly lit and strategically composed photo that would be worthy of that coveted spot on Instagram. And I love interacting with the blogging community – you’re a great bunch! But coming up with content that you truly, truly love is difficult. Couple that with a busy lifestyle and you’ve got yourself one neglected blog space.
Unlike a few years ago, my life is now relatively busy. I work full time, study part time, and spend the weekends with my somewhat-long-distance boyfriend. Any time that I find myself motivated to do something productive is dedicated to studying…
And then comes the guilt. I think about the money I’ve paid to host my site; the time I’ve put into the design and previous content; the time I put into getting to know people, only to abandon the internet and disengage from the community… It’s heartbreaking. So I come back and the process starts all over again.
So I guess my question is – how do you guys stick to it? What motivates you to keep coming back and dedicating the little precious time you have to your little corner of the internet?