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.