There’s a few reasons, some “real” and some “excuses.”
The time away has taught me a few things too.
I was writing for traffic, and not for what I was passionate about.
This realization came after someone recommended me on twitter as a productivity blogger.
That was a wake up call. I looked back at what I was writing, and they were right.
Now I’ve got nothing against productivity bloggers, but I never thought that’s what I was doing. I realized I was writing what I thought would make me popular or link-worthy or retweetable, and I really lost sight of where I wanted my blog to go and how I wanted to help people.
I brought this up I think in a post comment to Charlie Gilkey, and he thankfully reminded me that my blog just wasn’t for others – it was for me as well. I had put my personal development aside in search of links.
I was burned out
Another consequence of writing for links. I was staying up way too late and neglecting my own health needs. I felt like I was in a sprint and I needed to write x number of posts to be relevant.
In short, I was working at a pace I couldn’t keep up.
The writing was really labored for me. Not like it was when I started out.
I was trying to do so many things you’re “supposed” to do that I had gotten away from the reasons I started blogging in the first place.
Again, lesson learned. I’ll take it slow and do it right.
So what have I been doing for the past three months?
Recovering my strength. Defaulting to extra sleep at night. Spending more quality time with my family.
And honestly, wasting a lot of time. TV, iPhone games, it’s all contributed to this time lapse since my last post.
At this point, I feel like I’ve got my head back where it needs to be. I feel like I know where I want to take Pursuit of Change.
My aim is to write about techniques and thoughts I have that will help a person live the life they desire.
For me, it’s a more independent and entrepreneurial life, so my writing may swing that way more often then not.
I may even delve back into productivity a bit.
I just felt like my last few posts were written without really putting my heart into them, and after realizing that, I felt like I was adding to the noise in the blogosphere instead of making a meaningful contribution.
I feel like I’m ready to go again.
So if anyone is still out there reading, I’d love for you to help keep me accountable.
And thanks for sticking around.
More coming soon (in far less than 3 months from now…).