Taking a month-long hiatus from blogging was very therapeutic but there were definitely pros and cons to it. Here are some of the things I noticed:
– friends and family have to ask you to know what’s going on in your life
– nobody references your blog in real life, thereby shattering the illusion that only people you don’t actually know read it
– you stop taking pictures of EVERYTHING – a surprisingly hard habit to get back into. Hence the lack of pictures in the last few posts
– you stop reading other blogs as often – super sad! It’s like losing touch with friends you used to talk to every day
– days where nothing happens are no pressure – it’s not like you have to report on anything
– on days where something fun/exciting/happy/crazy/infuriating happens, you don’t have your favorite outlet to let everyone know. because obvi everyone wants to know!
– you have a LOT more time on your hands. It’s crazy how much time blogging takes up. Which I don’t really mind – it’s about finding a balance though. That’s something I’ll be working on as I am coming back to blogging.
– you end up missing your blogging friends and decide to come back.
In other news, I stayed up later than I planned last night in order to see the Lunar Eclipse! One pro to being on the west side of the United States – it was a couple of hours earlier than for our East coast friends. Read more about the eclipse here.
My roommate and I went on a spontaneous trip up one of the canyons to get away from the city lights.
Ironically, the best picture of the “blood” moon was taken from the front of our house when we got back. Oh well. It was still a fun adventures. The sleep deprivation should make work interesting…but so worth it!
What would you miss if you stopped blogging/reading blogs?
Did anyone else stay up for the eclipse?