On Taking Breaks from Blogging

I try to blog every day of the week. Not because I always have good content to share, and not because I always have something to write about, but because I’m a crazy blogger who has given up a real social life in favor of being plugged into the internet.

So, when I take a break from blogging, this is what happens:

What happens when I take breaks from my blog - The Anti-Social Media

I end up alone in the dark, talking to myself like a madman, and trying to reassure myself that yes, it will all be OK.

I won’t ever stop blogging again. I promise. Just don’t leave me alone in the real world. It’s too bright and sunny for a dark, tortured soul like mine.

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12 Responses to “On Taking Breaks from Blogging”

  1. Amy G. H. January 31, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    I pride myself on updating Raleigh Specials Tonight everyday. When I was going on a long vacation where my internet access was questionable, I actually paid someone to “baby-sit” my blog and update it while I was gone. Am I crazy?

    • Jay January 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

      You’re not crazy. Blogs and children need babysitters. Just look what happened in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.”

  2. Morgan January 31, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Sometimes I’m like, “What the eff am I doing with my life?!” And then I try to shy away from the internet and my smart phones and…well, I end up like that little stick figure up there.

    I share in your pain.

    …I feel sad now.

    • Jay January 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      Maybe if we all feel sad together, maybe we’ll feel slightly disturbed.

  3. Jerome Pineau January 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    See??? You DO crave social media after all! :)

    • Jay January 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

      I crave blogging, mozarella cheese, and long walks on the beach.

  4. Danny Brown January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I hear you can get blog topics from professionals for under $10 a month, Jay - don’t put yourself under pressure, man, when the cavalry is out there for you! ;-)

    • Jay January 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      I am a professional! I’ve made $6.80 from this blog!

      And why pay for blog topics when I can just draw awesome pictures instead of writing?

      • Danny Brown January 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

        Maybe you could start a weekly service - Doodles Delivered Direct on Demand? Charge $9.97 per month (or $0.25 per doodley piece), and get 40 pieces per month of different stages of a cartoon, and you (as the subscriber) roll with it to make a whole new cartoon that no other subscriber will think of?

        I’ll be an affiliate and sell that too! :)

        • Jay January 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

          I like that. I’m not an amazing cartoonist, but I have ideas that I can’t draw that I can sell to someone else to draw.

          If I start this, I expect to see your drawings on your site. :)

  5. Joe February 3, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I would stop, but I’m just too sad to write in a diary.


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