I am. I’m just plumb wore out, burned out, whatever you want to call it.
I spend a good 8-10 hours a day either posting or looking for shit to post on this master called a blog and I need a fucking break. It’s not that there’s other things that are being neglected, it’s just that this is becoming a burden sometimes.
Don’t trip, I’m not quitting.
I started blogging 9 years ago out of boredom and it became a habit, a way to a amuse myself – I was recently divorced and without a demanding wife I suddenly had a lot of time to kill. Then I found I actually had people that were interested in what I posted and had to say and it became an obsession and then it became an obligation, especially when I put a donation link in my sidebar. While that may have been a mistake it was a necessary evil – it does help pay the bills.
But now blogging is a job – a seven day a week, 12 hour a day job that doesn’t pay shit when you consider the time invested. Seriously, I spend a solid 8-12 hours a day on my computer either posting or looking for shit to post and then moderating comments on those posts. Even my memories and stories takes me several hours to write and edit before posting because I just ain’t that bright. One of my old army stories – that’s started 3-4 days before you ever see it because I have to be in a certain mood to write – that shit just don’t flow naturally, ya know. Hell, sometimes I’ll write something and edit it 3-4 times after I post it. Let me put it this way – I’ve been writing and editing this post for almost an hour so far and I’m what? three paragraphs into it.
I started blogging 9 years ago on August 17, 2008. It’s been good to me, too. Many of my readers have supported me financially through their donations and kind words but man, the best benefits are the friends I’ve made – Angel, Doc, Wisco, Dennis, Elmo, Granny, JC, Terry, Rob, Deb – way too many to list them all by name – but these are friends that will remain friends for the rest of my life.
I read somewhere that the average blog lasts 3 years, and I’m way past that. Not only that but I have no plans on quitting. I do need a fucking break though and I hope you’ll understand.
Okay, I have picture posts scheduled every couple hours until 5:30 tonight. Comments may or may not be moderated today. Tuesday’s posts probably ain’t gonna happen and the same may go for Wednesdays and maybe even Thursdays depending on my mood.
I’ll see y’all for Fanny Friday at the latest and I thank each and every one of you for your understanding. God bless you – stay safe and take care.