I've been neglecting this blog of mine for some time now. And the weird thing is that I really enjoyed blogging when I was more regular. So I'm not entirely sure as to why I've not been as disciplined with it lately as I was once in the past.
Obviously, the rise of Twitter has certainly stolen some of my attention. Those stupid little thoughts that pop into my head that I used to write down in a daily "should blog about" list, are now quickly fleeing my cluttered mind through the occasional tweet. Which you might think would bring about some sense of peace and quiet for a mind that over thinks everything, and fixates on random nothings, but that's not necessarily the case. While I love the communication that can occur with Twitter the constant demand to share something interesting, or relevant, or funny is kind of a burden. Especially for that person who will debate for an hour whether or not to actually hit the 'tweet' button.
But then again, Twitter may not be the problem. Because I do over think and over analyze and over critique and over complicate almost every idea and thought that I generate. There have been numerous blog posts in the past couple of months that I have begun, only to find myself distracted by some other shinny object or found myself lost in a rabbit hole of a thought which leads me to an alternate conclusion or...or...or..., and what happens is I never finish. And then there are blog post that I have labored over, only to find myself deleting rather than publishing. Even with this post I've struggled a few times to just keep typing.
I suppose I could blame my lack of blogging on the fact that I've been real busy lately. But I'm not even going to use that excuse. Although it's true. I suppose. I'm sure if I tried hard enough I could find the time.
Whatever the reason for my lack of blogging discipline, be assured I'm going to be working harder at publishing.