I am currently between floors – not sure if I’m going up or down.
I have inhabited this piece of cyberspace since February 2011. This online community has enriched my life in untold ways. I have grown as both a photographer and a writer through this blogging adventure.
But lately, I have experienced a real resistance to writing that next post.
Now, coming here, feels a bit like busy work – simply items on my “to-do” list. And because I always do the items on my “to-do” list, I grit my teeth and push through. Every day, I work on my online presence: I write; I choose and edit images; I respond to comments; I read the work of others and comment.
But now I wonder if I am using all this online activity as an excuse for not pursuing other creative work. “Oh, no – I can’t possibly take the day and …(insert creative activity)…I have blog posts to write; a posting schedule to maintain.” When I crowd my days with maintaining my blog, what other possibilities are squeezed out?
Quitting is not an option – I gain too much from being here. But I do need to figure out how to better balance my online time and other pursuits. Because I know this tinge of resentment I feel is not conducive to good writing or good images.
Something needs to change. I just have to figure out where I’m going next.
How do you balance your online time with other creative activities?