When checking my Facebook tonight I came across this wonderful new wall post from my good friend Sam.
“Why is it that all of you blogger punks think that once you get back to school you don’t have to post as often? I don’t have class for another two hours and I have NOTHING to do. Stop being so selfish and entertain me with your wit.”
Now, Sam and I go way back and have many things in common (including an affinity for crappy zombie films and redneck motor lodges), and I truly value his opinions and support of this site. He’s actually been around blogs far longer than I (his brother’s site “Welcome to the Real” is located on my blogroll…check it out), so I love hearing any feedback he may have.
In response to his choice words, I’ll admit that I have indeed been slacking since returning to Syracuse University last week. But, relax. It’s hard to meet the rigorous demands of The Bloglife when you’re unemployed and hungover. The abundance of leisure time in college actually inhibits creativity, and it’s taken me quite some time to find the motivation to write a new post. With classes starting (as well as my new side gig with The Daily Orange), it will undoubtedly be even more challenging to maintain a strong flow of sheer written awesomeness in the months to come. However, I will try hard to keep the wit coming.
Since giving birth to this site several months ago, I’ve learned many things (like how I’m way stranger than I ever gave myself credit for). But the most interesting discovery I’ve made deals with the very nature of blogging. A blogger’s flexibility can be either his/her greatest inspiration or biggest obstacle. Without deadlines, wordcounts, and a presiding authority figure, it’s often stressful to set and meet your own high standards.
Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned kick in the ass to get the mind working again.