I’m suffering from a pretty big case of burnout, y’all. I’m gonna tell you why, and then I’m gonna tell you what I’m doing about it. Hopefully, you’ll stick with me through this rough patch and be here when I get back.
So, the reasons for my burnout are two-fold. First, to be completely honest, a lot of what I write here is being said elsewhere, by louder, more prominent voices. Case in point: Last week, I talked about how I’m not a fan of the new Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel campaign. Since I posted, I’ve seen three or four very similar articles on mainstream and social media sites. Every time I see another article pop up and get shared, I think, But I said that, too! How come no one cares about what I said?!
I realize this sounds like I’m whining, that I’m sad that no one is paying attention to what I’m writing. Well, sure! I mean, I don’t spend hours every week (and heaps of mental and emotional energy) doing this just for myself. But lately I’ve been thinking, what’s the point of me spending all this time and effort when what I’m saying is being said elsewhere, and read by many more people? Sure, I write personal things that can only be found here, but any newsworthy story is being covered by others with a much, much wider audience.
So that’s my first reason for burnout. Second, I have a new, pretty big project brewing that is going to take heaps of time and energy. I can’t figure out how to balance that project and weekly blog posts, so something has to give. I think the new project (which totally needs a covert operation name – suggestions welcome!) could be pretty amazing, so I want to shift my focus there.
Now! What does that mean for you, loyal readers? It means that you need to hop on over to Facebook and keep up with me there. I’m going to be much more active on the BFD page, sharing articles (from a lot of those people with louder voices than mine) and my own musings. I hope you’ll comment and post there. If you aren’t on Facebook, you can follow me on Twitter, but I’m less active there (and more likely to just tweet at my fave celebs – so if you like country acapella and comic book TV shows, you’re in luck!).
Thanks to each and every one of you for sticking with me this far. It isn’t the end of the road, not by a long shot. I’m just taking a little detour that will hopefully lead to even more amazing adventures.