Why we’re blogging less

  • Leechblock
  • We are both now living with our partners
  • Back spasms
  • exhaustion
  • Tenure coming up aieeee!
  • Bad reactions to Metformin and other fertility-related things.
  • Low grade headache (possibly related to the Metformin etc., possibly related to the dentist being distracted by mortality and possibly botching a filling)
  • Meetings to “Save the school”
  • So… much… work… to… do…
  • So… many… students…
  • So… many…meetings…
  • That $1.99 Georgette Heyer special
  • infinite exhaustion
  • We’re probably losers (according to CPP)

I think the time has come to cut to an irregular schedule, or a regular not-7-day-a-week schedule.  We’ll probably start by ditching Thurs, Fri or Sunday.  Not sure.  In any case, the back-log is now much less than a week and blogging is seeming like a chore.  And we would never want our interactions with our lovely readers to become a chore!

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23 Responses to “Why we’re blogging less”

  1. Renee — ramblecrunch Says:

    Good God, I had no idea the $1.99 Georgette Heyers were temporarily reduced. Just went to Amazon & found most prices up to $9ish. Damnation!

    Should have stocked up while I had the chance.

  2. Comrade PhysioProf Says:

    We’re probably losers (according to CPP)

    Did you read that post, for comprehension? If you force yourself to blogge every day, no matter what, like flossing your teeth, that is not a “fun and rewarding hobby”. Chillax and blogge whenever you feel like it == fun and rewarding hobby.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      It’s more of the unstated: we’re thinking about quitting, but we’re not actually quitting, which means there’s something missing in our lives, which, if filled with the internet, is kind of sad. Or, we’re losers if we quit. Just having started a blog = losers. Though I guess that means you’re one too. (Unless you think that starting and keeping a blog for infinity means you didn’t start it because something is missing from your life. We’re not predicting the future.)

      Not that we agree with that premise about why people start or stop blogging either.

      • Comrade PhysioProf Says:

        Allz I’m saying is that if you view bloggeing as yet another venue in which to implement your overachiever fantasies–yes, I have you two PEGGED!–instead of as a fun low-pressure opportunity to spout on a soapbox and shoot the shitte with fun people, you will burn out and give it up as soon as you realize you have hit your asymptote of traffic, notoriety, regularity, verbosity, whatthef*ckever.

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        Actually we were pretty happy at pagerank 3. At pagerank 4 there’s too much traffic and it is too much work if it’s not bringing in any money.

        Given our about statement specifically states we wish “to become famous on the internet” and that we’ve blogged about our ambition, monthly challenges, etc. we wouldn’t be patting oneself on the back too much for figuring us out if we were you.

        Still, what’s fun is the interaction with *each other*, because other than our partners, we are the funnest people in existence, but there hasn’t been as much of that recently because of the (see above). As much as we love our readers, and, you know, the fame and lack of fortune. (Well, maybe not so much the lack of fortune part, but we’re still too lazy to monetize.)

        Our overachiever fantasies involve getting lots of top general interest publications. Under our real names. Though we prefer to think of them as achiever fantasies, because yes, we really are that awesome (as is our work), even if some editors and referees haven’t realized it yet. Our daily fantasies involve naps far far away from students, meetings, email tsunami, and interruptions.

      • Comrade PhysioProf Says:

        You fantasize about naps?

      • Comrade PhysioProf Says:

        No. I fantasize about other things.

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        We don’t have to fantasize about other things now that we’re both living with our partners. Our fantasies are reality. Except, naps.

      • Comrade PhysioProf Says:

        Your minds are in the gutter. I was talking about sangwiches.

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        Oh, sometimes those too. Also pasta.

  3. bogart Says:

    Oh darn, I’ll miss your regular posts, but (from a non-blogger) fair enough.

  4. Cloud Says:

    Well, since my own posting schedule is quite erratic, I can’t complain! Cut back until its fun again.

  5. Grace Says:

    Personally, I prefer my favorite bloggers (count yourselves among them) to be chained to their desk, posting every single day. BUT, as a blogger, my philosophy is “It’s my damn blog and I’ll post or not when I dang well want to.”

  6. First gen american Says:

    I did the same. Yes I do kind of thing that spending a little too much time online takes away from real life. I couldn’t post everyday. Too hard. Good luck finding the new balance.

  7. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    It seems like nobody has noticed that we skipped last Sunday? Maybe that’s a good day to drop.

  8. Dr. Dad, PhD Says:

    It’s all good – I think the Fall is horribly busy for everyone in academics. Student, faculty, or administrator, I’ve heard it from everyone.

    ‘Course that could just be me trying to justify how crazy hectic my life has gotten…

  9. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    We have literally 100 drafts waiting to be finished (or tossed… or started…)

  10. Jacq Says:

    I don’t like it when people write every day – too much to read. Yeah, I can “mark all as read” and I do, but…

    My son puts it this way – when he goes to parties (rarely because he works 65 hour weeks), he’s like the special guest star that everyone’s happy to see. If he showed up all the time, it would be routine. Always keep them guessing.


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