[fr] Peu d'envie d'écrire (et donc de bloguer). Pas courant pour moi!
This hasn’t happened to me often before, but I’m going through a phase where I don’t feel like blogging at all. Actually, I don’t even feel like writing, which is really quite unusual.
I’m still in a “tired of documenting my life” mood. And, related to that, I think my brain is simply tired, and I think it’s going to take me some time to get over having spent too long in overdrive. Burn-out? Maybe, or not quite, but possibly a family member of the big nasty one. For those of you who worry: I’ve had a medical check-up and I’m fine, I’m pretty happy, chugging along with my work, but I feel a kind of general tiredness.
So, I’m making sure I rest enough, and not pushing myself too much. Which includes not pushing myself to write when I don’t feel like it. Does this have to do with my experiment in keeping certain things to myself?
A lot of questions, you see. Maybe this is it. I’m going through a phase of my life which contains a lot of questions (personal ones only I can answer) and not many answers or insights to share with the world.
To be honest, though, I’m still blogging. It just feels to me like I’m not, but posts actually get posted.
That being said, now I’m going to give my brain a rest!
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I can relate. Lately, I have been writing longer personal emails again. But generally, I don’t write much. Status updates, mostly about places, on Twitter & Facebook. Don’t know why. I enjoy life a lot, but I also feel tired and have many questions. “Make sure I rest enough” is a good reminder. Answers will come. And maybe writing. Thanks for posting – all the best to you!
We’ll sit here, in case you need us. 🙂
Martin: maybe we’re just getting older?
Writing about being tired of writing… is still writing… 🙂
That’s part of the answer, I’m sure. Blogging is like throwing a bottle to the sea, not knowing who will read it (and when), whereas one-to-one deep, long emails are more of a real, expectable bijectional communication.
Like Martin, I tend to write longer emails again, too.
Perhaps part of the answer also lies in the size of the audience. I remember writing more personal things for my blog when I knew that a measly 5-10 people would read it. Now you never know who’s going to come, read, comment and link to your contents, thus I’ve become more wary of what I publish.
Bon, le plus drôle dans tout ça, c’est que tu le dis en… l’écrivant. Ton insatiable besoin de documenter chaque geste et réflexion de ta vie continue donc 😉
En fait, je l’ai écrit pas tellement pour moi, mais plutôt par souci de donner des nouvelles. Pas tout à fait le même moteur 😉