Today, Jeff Moss, an Oracle blogger has left the building. I have also noticed that there are other Oracle bloggers who have not updated their blogs for many months, an implicit indication that they too have gone on hiatus. Looks like “blogger burnout” has finally taken its toll.
I have gathered a couple of quick thoughts on the subject of blogger burnout:
blogging can be so rewarding, so engrossing, that we begin to forget there are other things that need to be done. For those of you with careers outside of our blogging, where blogging is a fun distraction, this can be quite threatening to the mortgage payments so be careful!
Part of the problem is simply that those who burn the candle brightest are likely not leading full rounded lives but instead getting so absorbed in the moment and the possibilities that may exist that they are inadvertently putting themselves on an emotional roller coaster with little reserve left over for dealing with the tough but pragmatic issues that emerge from “day job” part of their lives. Periodically, Iâ€™m in that boat.
I agree with both Chris and Lanny. Do you? So far, I have managed to balance the different aspects of my life, what about you?