Monday, January 29, 2007

Is blogging bad for my health?

But since several people have expressed some concern about my unplanned hiatus, I ought to explain. I don't know if it's post-PhD blues, or winter in the Cool Blue North, or the news, or what, but the mood situation is not what is should be. This is not at all surprising to some, and really not to me either, considering the PCOS and the family history and the graduate school/job market and such. But the bottom line is that a change must come.

Is blogging bad for my health? I'm starting to ask that question. Not so much the blogging, 'cause really, how can cute stories about the kids, my weekly to-do lists, and my love affair with Peyton Manning be harmful? (Unless there's a Mrs. Manning out there, and she doesn't have a sense of humor.)

And after a serious evaluation of how I'm feeling and what I can do about it, I've decided to cut back on the blogging -- especially reading political blogs -- and turn to some other forms of time management that are a little more, uh, stabilizing. I'm exercising again, and I'm crocheting like a mad woman. I shall blog again. How much? I can't say. Anyway, that's what's going on.

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Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Well, overblogging is bad for your health.

Crocheting is healthy. So is posting updates of your latest designs. We're cool with that.

Lazy posts -- like a YouTube link of the SportsCenter commercial with Payton and Eli Manning taking the Bristol tour -- work fine.

It's also college basketball season. You could talk about any number of Cascadia teams, plus the alma mater.

My posts last fall were a little thin, so I know something about taking a blog break. Do what you need to do, and get recharged.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Yeah, crocheting blogs are teh cool. Political blogs are designed to make you want to end it all, I think.

12:18 PM  
Blogger KLee said...

Man -- whay does that always happen? I find a really cool blogger, and they cut back on the blogging! Is it me? Do I offend? :)

No, really -- I totally respect your need to place other, more important things above blogging. I just wish I'd had more time to get to know you.

I wish I could crochet. I just don't have the knots when I don't want it to, and doesn't when it's supposed to. Oh, well. It's not like I need ANOTHER crafty hobby. I hope that you will post pics of what you're working on. I love seeing other people's crafty items.

1:53 PM  
Blogger K-Lyn said...

Do whatcha gotta do, man.

Sounds like the reading of the blogs is the non-healthy part. So why not blog about the new things you are doing so we might keep in touch (since that is my main love of blogs) and maybe all brighten our moods.

In the meantime, I shall do all I can, offline, to lift your spirits.

3:47 PM  
Blogger elle said...


9:09 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Take all the time you need. We'll still be here for you.

Crochet something warm and brightly colored to clear the winter blahs away.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

I tend to feel the same way after a big project, I can only imagine what a void the end of the PHD stuff must have left! You spend all your waking hours with this Big Thing in the back of your head, then you finish it and it's like... which direction do I go now? Taking time to delve into a hobby like Crocheting is a good way to think about where to go with your time next.

2:31 PM  

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