Time for a little blogging break for me.
The past 4 weeks or so have been especially tough, battling undiagnosed pneumonia (which seems to be hinting at making an unwelcome return in the past few days) whilst trying to continue working through it the whole time. I can't blog, or even web surf except for a few 'safe' sites, at work and when I get home in the evening I've often found myself lacking energy, inspiration and especially the humour to put together something entertaining. Well, most of the time anyway. The past month hasn't been without its bright spots, but much of the time though I haven't felt like I had a voice with much to say, unless it was to talk about feeling run down, tired and uninspired.
One harsh reality of blogging, content providing so to speak, is that when things get tough going, when providing content that people find engaging or entertaining gets hard, is when you need the support of your audience the most. But it's the time when a few dull posts, or some dour entries about being sick, tend to drive people away. It's hard not to get disappointed when you see your stats and comments dropping.
So time for a break. Time to not spend my evenings on the computer, after having stared at one at work all day. Time to refresh, regroup and especially recover.
I will be back. I'm just a couple of months short of my 5th anniversary of being The Other Andrew. 5 years! It's been too big a chunk of my life to walk away from easily, and except for this low spot (and a few previous dips over the years) it's been 5 years of fun and friendship.
Once I'm feeling refreshed and like I have something to say I'll be back! I'm sure it won't be long.