Thursday, May 22, 2008

Time for a break?



Today was a lovely and most productive day; the sun came out, I had some great music on, I had a good meeting and all was well.

I had been feeling quite uninspired with my blogging and other creative pursuits for a few days and had no plans to write a post today, however an article I read today got me thinking.

This evening I went on my facebook account and saw that one of my friends had posted a link to a story in the NY Times about blogging and the effects thereof. I read the extremely lengthy article, here's a link to it if you want to read it, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/magazine/25internet-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin.
and I read about 50 of the over 700 comments about said article.

It got me thinking. Am I sharing too much information about myself on the internet? Couldn't I be more productive with my time? As I sit here typing, while watching a show about skateboarders and surfers who travel to remote places and have real experiences with the people there - I can't help but think maybe it's time to put the blogging on the backburner and do something a bit more worthwhile with my time.

I definitely don't share to the extent that the writer of the article did nor do I spend such an extreme amount of time blogging as she did, however maybe it's time for a little break. After all, I started the blog to share some of my experiences traveling not to write about me or my opinions. In light of the article it seems a bit vacuous and self absorbed to me.

So for now, I'm taking a break - maybe 1 day, maybe 1 week, maybe 1 month. We'll see but for now I'm just going with the flow.

6 comments:

Idealistic said...

I guess I am the only one to protest this. GET BACK TO WORK!

Morgan J Bloom said...

Seriously, I fell asleep halfway through that bloggers article. Can you believe they gave her 10 pages? No surprise. Breaktime!

Anonymous said...

No,Idealistic, you were not the only one. Your comment got published, mine did not. What happended to freedom of speech? I know my rights! Come on, Christina, publish my comments!

Christina said...

The author reserves the right to decide which comments she wishes to publish. The author, for obvious reasons, can not refuse to publish comments from family members, no matter how harsh they may be. = )

Christina said...

mjb - thanks for the comment. yes the article was ridiculously long, it was surprising NYT gave this woman so much space.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I concede defeat on that point. I cannot compete with family members. At least the blog is going again!