Being a Little Selfish

March 13, 2010

I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a little selfish.  You have to ask yourself why you’re doing it and if you have good cause then so be it.  Sometimes it’s needed.

I read a blog a month ago, sorry I don’t have it to reference too, but the person talked about how one should not apologize if they are unable to blog on their regular schedule or if they don’t have anything really to say.  I kind of agree because this is not a job, it’s for fun and if we have to start apologizing for every little thing we do then it’s no longer fun.

Okay I’m going back and forth here.  So I’m not going to apologize for a not posting anything so great this week but, I will tell you that the reason why is because I was being selfish.

Does the blogosphere seem a little lonely this week?  Maybe a little more empty?  It feels that way for me because my buddy Diana put her blog on temporary hiatus.  She is focusing on her WIP and the posting and commenting take too much of her precious time.   When I started my blog I was at the end of my first WIP (finished and shelved it, btw) and blogging was much easier back then for me too.  Then I got started on my second WIP and now a third WIP.  My third is my new baby and I love IT!!!

This week, the girl who is never sick got a cold and it brought me down for the count.  Also, kiddos had half days for conferences so my writing time was seriously cut in half.  UGH!  But never fear, I did the selfish thing and put my blog on hold because when it comes down to it, WIP trumps blog.

Here’s the question for you guys:  How do you feel when one of the blogs you love to follow has a slow week?

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  1. Unplug Week that many bloggers do sometimes makes me feel a little lonely, as it does when Diana or any other blogger turns off the blog light, like you said. But I find more and more bloggers are saying they need writing time. And that should be our priority. We can catch up with each other in spurts, perhaps.

  2. I miss Diana, but writing definitely should trump blog. Awesome that your on a third WIP - keep writing.

  3. Coming out of a "selfish" week myself. I would hope that others would show me grace if I have an off week, and I'll do the same.

  4. Tricia - I do unplug week and I feel really guilty but my WIP is my priority. HOpefully next year when my youngest is in kindergarten I'll have time to do both.

    Mary - I miss her too but she will be back. And I grateful her and I still critique for each other via email.

    Karen - I start my selfish week next week, third monday is my unplug week schedule. Nice way of putting it, show grace after unplug week.

  5. I always feel excited when they post again; it's like a phone call after a long break.

  6. It does leave a void, but honestly, there are so many tremendous blogs I'm following now that when one goes on hiatus it gives me a chance to get to know another one that I haven't had the opportunity to explore yet.

    And when did selfish become a four-letter word? Why do you think airlines instruct passengers to put on their own oxygen mask first before tending to others? Is that selfish?

    How can I leach off your success unless you become successful? :)


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