I have been very timid as a blogger lately. There are many reasons to this. One, I have just been busy with endless meetings and presentations. At the end of the day I have to make a choice. One is the choice to either go out for a short run and exercise and the other one is to reflect on the events of the day and blog. Most of the time I would choose going to the gym or going out for a run instead of writing a blog entry. The choice is made easier because I don’t like it whenever I start gaining weight. Because of the titanium implants on my knee, I have to constantly be on guard with my weight. Added weight just makes it difficult for me, not so much as moving about but there is residual pain in some parts of my knee. Go figure. So between writing blog posts and exercising, I would still choose exercising and getting a good run.
Another reason why I find it difficult to blog these days is because newer forms of technology makes it easier for me to update my friends through various social media platforms. In fact in this day and age there’s virtually one social media platform for any interest. There’s Facebook for the general populace, then there’s Twitter for the microbloggers who love one liners and then there is Daily Mile for those logging in their runs and want to share their updated training schedules with their friends. There’s a growing interest in Pinterest, a newer and more visually appealing social media platform that reminds me of Tumblr. And for those professionals seeking to connect with other like minded professionals and looking for business connnections there’s LinkedIn which has proven to be helpful to me in looking for career opportunities.
A third reason is that I am just too damn lazy in editing my entries. I admit that after writing this particular blog post, most likely I will just take one look at it. Do I care? These days, no I don’t really mind that there are typographical errors here and there. In fact, I usually correct entries here in my blog whenever a friend or a fan would point out to something. At the end of the day, it has become much too taxing for me to maintain my blog much less maintain it.
And yet, I realize that I still love to write. In fact, I miss blogging on a daily basis. This theme has been a constant each year. It’s becoming a cycle. I enter into a habit of writing blog posts on almost a daily basis and then somewhere down the road I completely stop. It is why I really admire my fellow bloggers out there who manage to update their blog on a weekly basis. I am just amazed at The Bull Runner who can somehow juggle managing her magazine and then updating her blog around three to five times a week.
So the question now is – am I just ranting or do I have a point here? Truth is, it is both. I need to get back to why I started this blog again. I need to get back to my roots in order to understand where I am right now. For now, this entry will have to end here.