Maybe you've seen them.
Every month or so I see another post by someone pronouncing the end of their blogging career. It's their lives, really, and they can choose to blog or not to blog.
The reason many of them give for stopping their blogging? To pursue real relationships and to have time to do more important things.
Good for them. If by some chance a person has stopped investing in friends and no longer spends time on personal hygiene or the care and feeding of their offspring, then yes, it may be time to turn off the computer.
Since we often don't recognize things in our own lives that need attention, I thought I'd try a little experiment.
What if I gave up blogging for a week? What if I fought the urge to write about that funny thing that just happened? What if I didn't hop on over to my wife's blog to read about what's going on in her life?
Would I find out new things about myself...like I actually have 4 children?
Would I make new friends and deepen the ones that I already have?
Would I encounter nature and hug a tree and save a whale and braid hemp necklaces?
There's only one way to find out.
I suppose like any other junkie, I'm going to down a few packs of cigarettes before I give them up. Or the blogworld equivalent: I'm going to go on blog-binge for the next week.