Well That Seems Like Long Enough Of A Break

by Ed Lau on February 6, 2012

I often wonder where all the people that blogged around the same time I started have disappeared to. If you look through the early days of this blog, you’ll notice quite a few links to sites that no longer exist or occupied only by tumbleweeds. Many dropped off after a life changing event such as Stephen Fung, who hasn’t written a post in almost a year after his daughter was born. Others moved on to different blogs. Still others simply felt burned out and left their sites to rust. In fact, the only person from my early days of blogging almost six years ago that still does so with clockwork regularity is Michael Kwan, but that’s just Kwan being Kwan.

I used to think that the burn out was silly, especially when some were quitting around year three when I was just hitting my stride but it happens to everyone. I took a few breaks and stopped blogging daily after ’08 and then moved to a weekly/monthly schedule. While daily is probably too much, I couldn’t stick to a monthly since it was just too easy to forget about it altogether.

But it seems that this break has been long enough. I haven’t posted much since early November, which is probably a result of having to focus some of my energy elsewhere lately but still, I’ve been gone long enough. I’ll be blogging regularly again at all my various blogs, probably keeping a flexible schedule of a few times a week. I’m hoping to write about 5 posts total for my personal blog, my food blog and Canucks Hockey Blog per week, which seems like a reasonable pace.

But more importantly, I want to get back to when blogging was just a lot of fun and doing it with a lot of great people back in the day made it even better. We’ve all moved on. I mean, I was 23 when I started this and now I’m approaching 30 so we’re all different as people but I wouldn’t mind catching up with old friends, maybe getting a few back into this wacky thing we do.

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Michael Kwan February 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

“that’s just Kwan being Kwan.”

That’s almost like what John Chow once said:
“If you want something done right, let Michael Kwan do it.”

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Michael Kwan February 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

On a side note, Bob still blogs somewhat regularly. Can’t remember when he started though.

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Greg Morgan February 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

Welcome back Mr. Lau! Can’t wait for more posts!

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used tires February 9, 2012 at 12:47 am

Good to have you back. I can relate to what you’re saying though. When something gets to be a chore that must be carried out on a routine basis, the fun is sapped out of it. Hope you can prevent that from happening again and can enjoy blogging at your own pace.

-Jean

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Sell Books February 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Six years is a really long time. Sometimes it’s a struggle for me just to try blogging once a week :-)
It’s interesting that at different times of day, my enthusiasm will change. If I’m away from my computer, it seems like I get lots and lots of ideas to blog about, but when I sit down at my computer, all those ideas seem “not good enough.” :-)

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Catherine March 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Six years is too long. Blogging is always fun to do.

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Riot Points March 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

You have to take a break from everything at one stage or another, blogging for 6 years is simply amazing in itself.

I can understand Stephen Fung stopped, children can definitely take up alot of time, I guess everyones reasons for stopping can be different.

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Online Education Consultation June 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Welcome back, blogging is really full of fun and interesting things to discuss. We can exchange our ideas, thoughts and experience or suggestion for particular post topic discussion. So keep blogging…

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