Summer is a quiet time in Blogville.
People are out and about during summertime, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather and holidays. Nobody is spending much time indoors in front of a computer.
Summer makes it a challenge to keep up on a blog. There’s so much to do on the best of days, with work to be done and errands to run, but then the summer calls me outdoors to tend to the garden, and hang clothes on the line, and go for a walk. So it’s hard to find time to sit down and write. But then, with nobody reading what you write, no feedback or comment and few visitors, it makes it doubly hard. It’s like talking to an empty room. It’s a conversation of one.
This summer it has also been challenging to find inspiration. There’s not much to write about sometimes, because I don’t do very much. The last few years there has been the infertility stuff that kept us constantly busy. But with adoption, there are great honking long periods of time where nothing happens. At. All. And I’m also taking some time after all the stress and drugs to just gear down. I’m spending more time at home, spending less money, and spending more time on my own. I’m slowing down this year, consciously. And so, consequently… I am boring.
You know how when someone is out in a sailboat, and there’s no wind to push them along, and the water is calm and still? It’s like that. I am becalmed.
Although in life, that’s not always a bad thing. It’s good to have quiet times. It’s a time to rest and recharge one’s batteries. Especially after the last few years I have had.
But for blogging? It can be boring.