Since this week’s Weekly Geeks topic was my own, I suppose (eyes rolling) that I ought to respond to it. So without further adieu:
The topic in short (for my lengthy explanation, see this week’s Weekly Geeks post) was whether or not after a week like last week with Book Blogger Appreciation Week, do you feel burnt out? If so, why? If not, why not? Secondarily, why do you blog?
Last week in addition to BBAW, I also participated in Agatha Christie Week activities over at Mysteries in Paradise and had my own challenge to read an Agatha Christie book per day, followed by a review. I read six out of eight planned books and reviewed four books during the week, plus two yesterday. As a result, I only posted a minimal amount of BBAW-related posts. However, by the end of the week, because of Agatha Christie Week, and my own self-imposed goals, I did feel burnt out.
A few months ago, I decided to revamp my blogs (for a listing of other blogs I maintain, see here) to post mainly only three times a week on my main blog, an unfinished person (in an unfinished universe), with crosspostings with my other blogs on certain days of the week. The reason I did that was simple: to cut back on the pressure to blog daily for each of the five blogs I have. For the most part, it has worked until last week when Agatha Christie Week, combined with BBAW, threw me off that schedule.
Do I regret it? No. However, it will make me rethink weeks like the two activities mentioned in the future. I probably won’t participate in weeks like them, with daily posts, in the future. I have enough of a time, committing to three posts on my main blog, which in turn are cross-posted at the other three blogs, including this one. Plus I have another blog, Unfinished Rambler, on which I ramble about whatever and now that I have done away with themed days there, whenever. (For a sample of a silly post, and also in this case a book-related one, see this post from yesterday about my finding a library book I thought was lost.)
All of which brings me to why do I blog anyway? For me, and I don’t mean to be funny or sound like the Blues Brothers, although this is how it is going to sound anyway, but I feel like I’m on a mission from God.
Yes, I’ve seen the light, and the mission I’ve been given: to share the journey of an unfinished person in all his facets, body, mind and soul, mainly through my main blog, an unfinished person (in an unfinished universe), and through Unfinished Rambler, just to have fun, and not be so “mission”-oriented.
Why share this journey? Because all of us are on this journey and none of us are finished people, no matter how much we may claim to be finished, until our final breath is drawn. Maybe I can encourage you in your own journey, in your struggles with diet and exercise, reading and devotions, by showing you that you are not alone…
…because as the song in the musical “Into the Woods” says: