Thursday, October 9, 2008

Taking A Breather

Hey everybody...sometimes I feel like an idiot blogger.

That's where I am right now.

I'm going to be taking a little break from blogging right now. I need to evaluate myself and my blog a bit.


What do you think? Is this a blog worth reading...or is it a chore? Am I a descent writer...or do I just stink?

I guess I'll leave that open for discussion while I take a little break and think for a few days.

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I love reading your blog! Don't quit.

I am giving you the Brilliante Web award that I posted on my blog today.

You have a great blog!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I for one, really enjoy your blog. And if you weren't a decent writer, I wouldn't be reading you. I can't stand incoherent rambling.

I think taking some time off is a good idea if you're feeling overwhelmed. I like to do that every once in awhile and think about why I really blog.

Just remember, have fun and be yourself! We like you.

McEwens said...

Leslie, I think we all get blogging mo jo... it isnt a chore to read your blog! If I didnt like it I would have you in my google reader! Enjoy your break BUT COME BACK!

Aunt LoLo said...

I, for one, enjoy reading your blog! I'm rather ruthless with my Reader lists...if I'm bored with a writer for several days in a row...they get the "auf". Write what you want to write, and if people read it, they like it. We wouldn't read it if we didn't!

Amanda said...

I enjoy reading your blog--and I read it every time you have a new post. I don't always leave comments, though, (based on time contraints).

Anyway--I have taken breaks from blogging, too. (Sometimes purely accidental.) And, I had to evaluate why I was choosing to blog in the first place. Was it to tell other people about my life? Was it to carry on a dialogue with other readers? Or, was it solely for the purpose of recording my own memories? In the end, I decided that the most important reason for me, personally, to blog was to keep track of my own thoughts and memories. Having a sense of my own blogging purpose helped me understand that I just needed to post what I wanted to post when I wanted to post it. People who liked peeking into my life would read it--and those who were bored by it would leave it alone.

Keep doing what you do when you have time (and brain power) to do it! I love reading positive, uplifting words--and that's what I've found here.

Whitney R said...

I like your blog! I read it. I'm just so busy sometimes I don't get around to the posts for a day or two. But do read. I say take as it out, I have for the last few days. But please come back :)

Jillene said...

I LOVE your blog!! Mine is the one that stinks but I love having a way to Journal so I keep on keepin on!! Don't stop--you're great!!

An Ordinary Mom said...

No quitting allowed. Blog when and what you want ... I'll still be here!

Dan and Anne said...

I Love reading your blog. I am one of those who unfortunately does not always comment, but i am always reading it. Being a SAHM myself I can relate with a lot of your comments and insights. Besides you are just so AWESOME!!!

Summer said...

I've thought about scrapping my blog many times. That's when I know I just need to take a break from it. Those of us who are loyal followers will be here when you get back. :)

Debbie said...

OK. See my little picture over there on the right under followers? Well, technically tht gorgeous redhead is not me but I pretend she is. I would not follow you if I didn't enjoy your blog. But, having said that, I firmly believe you should only do what gives you pleasure. So, do what you need to do. Just know you'll be missed if you stop.

Mommy Madness said...

I'm a follower...take break but don't quit. I'll look forward to your next post.

Mo said...

Definitely a blog worth reading... if you don't get me laughing, then you no doubt get me thinking :)

raybee said...

KEEP BLOGGING!!!!! I love reading your blog. You have a great style and your topics are engaging. Don't stop.

Kirbell said...

Yes, you may take a break. No, you may not stop blogging. I love reading your blog although I don't always comment -mostly a time issue. I was just thinking this week what an awesome writer I never knew you were!! Keep it coming, Les.

Mikki said...

I have thorougly enjoyed reading your blog. I've added it to my google reader. That's what I try to read every day, is the blogs I have there. Unfortunately, lately, my time seems to be evaporating. I'm a few days behind on all my reading. I do hope you'll keep blogging. The advice above is all excellent, whatever you do, make sure it makes YOU happy. I'll keep reading whatever you write.