Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bye Bye, For Now

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.

20 comments:

ilduce said...

Andrew,

I hope you feel better and soon. I know when I was in the full throttle of whatever flu/bronchitis/pneumonia was going around all I wanted to do was die, let alone entertain anybody. Get well and we'll all eagerly await your return!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks sweetie!

Victor said...

Have a good break. You'll be back stronger than ever when you are ready.

Neil said...

How awful for you. I had misdiagnosed pneumonia once, and know what it's like. Take care.

thombeau said...

Sending you love and healing energy...and a houseboy or two!

Campbell said...

Looking forward to your return Andrew. I hope your break is a rejuvenating time for you.

John C said...

Get well soon! <3 Your health is more important than your obligation to keep tapping a keyboard.

Cecilia said...

Hope the break is refreshing and healing for you. Look forward to your return!

jason said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Kerry said...

I hope you will be 100% very soon, I enjoy your wit and sharp take on life.

Dr Q said...

Hope you feel better soon - let me know if you want some chicken soup.

Tyson said...

You're health and happiness are the most important things, and when something doesn't support those, you've got to let go, at least in the short term. I look forward to your return, but in the mean time, look after yourself, pet!

Tyson said...

No, no, no! I can't believe I used the wrong "Your"! How embarrassing!

Word Verification: unprity. Indeed.

Mindy said...

Bit more severe than whooping cough, or did you have that too? I hope the health gods shine on you soon and that you have lots of exciting adventures to regale us with once you return. Or at least a good rest.

Ur-spo said...

i stop by nearly every day; I am sad to hear you are feeling this bad to take a break.
I hope you mend well and even better.

I hope it is a good break - and you hurry on back. I will be waiting.

Tall and Handsome said...

Only 2 weeks to when I come over to give you quality time & help you recover. Take care, my man..

LaDivaCucina said...

Totally understand, mate. Hope you feel better soon, we'll miss you! Wish I was there to make you a nice hot laksa!!! lx

Jodie Sorrell said...

Get well soon sweetie. Take care and enjoy the time to yourself and T&H ;-)

see you when you get back

mrpeenee said...

Enjoy your break, knit up a storm.

Word Verification: unsin. Admirable advice for the sick and the ailing if ever I heard it.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

hey possum, take care and hope to see you around the traps :-)