I was hesitant to actually admit what I'm about to say and post it, but given my spotty appearances in this corner of the internet, it's been on my mind quite a bit. So I've decided to just bite the bullet and fess up. Here goes nothing...
Many bloggers struggle with finding the time to post quality content on a regular basis (or semi-regular basis -- let's face it, that's the best I'll ever do!). Inevitably, life happens and there are times when we drift away from the blogosphere. This has obviously happened to me a lot this summer and I'm OK with that. BUT, if I am 100% honest, when I say I haven't had time to blog, what I REALLY mean is that I haven't had time to keep up with my Feedly (previously Google -- you get the gist) reader and comment on other blogs.
You see, even when life is really busy, I usually can still find time to jot down my thoughts on what I've read. I like writing out reviews as a way of processing and evaluating books I have finished. I've gotten so used to doing this, I would probably still do it even if not a single other person would ever read them. Sometimes I have no time to read at all, but that's not really what I'm talking about here -- no matter what is happening in life, I typically have a book I'm plugging away at, even if it's at a slower pace than normal. There will always be a book to write about, I have no doubt about that.
So the real *problem* is the majority people who actually read this blog are also bloggers (whose blogs I thoroughly enjoy, mind you). I just feel guilty hitting 'publish' when I know I won't have time to return comments or catch up with other bloggers' latest posts. Don't get me wrong, I love interacting with other book-lovers and I am so grateful some of you have found your way here, but sometimes somthing's got to give. Someone please tell me I am not the only one who feels this way!