There are things I used to do here that I don’t seem to do any more, for various reasons, although the “various” seems boils down to “time,” or lack of it, in one way or another.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked here about current events in the world outside social media and blogging (you know, the one where issues are real–where blogging and social media are just some of the tools we use to discuss those issues, and not the subject of the discussion). In fact, on checking to see when I last tagged a post with “news traffic and weather”, I discovered that I haven’t used that tag since the end of 2012. I’m a little alarmed by this, although I don’t suppose I should be. I did make the choice to scale back my posting earlier this year, and that included deliberately limiting my range of topics as well. I’ve been reacting to books and popular culture, posting pictures and talking about travels–and although I set the limits myself, they’re starting to feel…well, limiting. I’m gradually reclaiming some of my time for blogging, and eventually, I’d like to get back to using some of that time to talk about the world outside our books and Facebooks. And events out there certainly provide plenty to talk about, don’t they? I’ve been pretty good on the Reading this year–and will always self-identify here as a book blogger–but now that I have time to notice, I’m missing the ‘Riting and the Randomness.
I don’t do link roundups very often any more either, mostly because I share them on social media instead. Those links all get collected on my Rebelmouse page, if you’d like to follow that. (And maybe you’d like to get one of your own while you’re at it? If nothing else, it gives you an easy place to see everything you’ve shared, everywhere!)
You know, considering the size of that task, I may not be reclaiming all that much blogging time just yet, after all.