Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lentish

I don't celebrate Lent, in case you were wondering. But I've decided that I'm going to give something up from now until April, which makes this abstinence kind of Lentish.

I'm leaving the blogosphere.

It's my intention, though not my promise, not to blog from now until April. Furthermore, it's my intention not to read blogs during this same period. So if you want to make fun of me in blog form, now's the time. It will be behind my back until April Fools.

Why?

Primarily, I want to see if I notice an increase in "free time" by abstaining from the reading and writing of blogs. Free time, that magical luxury of yesteryear, seems to be lacking in my life. I'm sure it's around, but I don't feel it. I would like to get it back, so for this period at least I'm going on sabbatical.

Another question is whether this should be permanent. I'll certainly go back to reading blogs in April, though perhaps I'll cull my blog role. The question is if I should continue to blog at the same pace, cut back, or discontinue altogether. For this I need your assistance.

If you read my blog regularly, please post in the comments section of this post. "I read your blog" will suffice, though a clever snippet or posting your favorite knock-knock joke would be better. Google Analytics tells me how many readers I average, but I would like to see how many of them are actual dedicated readers. So while this is certainly reeks of attention grabbing, some gage of interest would help me judge how much time I'd like to allot to blogging in future months.

Thanks for your help, and see you in April.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Seer Thy

-emily- said...

The McDonalds sign on the corner of State and Center Streets in Orem currently reads: "Lent Special $5.44"

There are so many layers here to confuse me.

esodhiambo said...

Knock knock

Who's there?

Cow

Cow--

--MOO!

--the interrupting cow joke as told by Lily

Michelle! said...

Should you also wear purple everyday to commemorate lent? I might also participate in lent, only I'm thinking of abstaining from reality t.v. I started last night, and I think I'm getting smarter. See you in mass.

lbsr said...

You gotta do what you gotta do, but I'm rather in favor of blogs. They help me keep tabs without having to actually engage in conversation. So my vote's no, of course.

Anonymous said...

"I read your blog."

Amy-Alisa said...

This is the only way your family can feel slightly in touch with you. Sad, but true.

Lindsay Anne said...

I usually enjoy your blog. Hence I read your blog.

Nick said...

I occasionally read your blog, too.

pirate kristin said...

i read it too, but apparently not nearly enough.

Meg said...

Is it enough to say that I will be reading it in the future, provided you are still blogging? And I prefer the interrupting starfish joke...

Peter said...

with only a little more than a week to go, i admire your blogstinence for lent. i myself have chosen to celebrate the tradition by abstaining from lent, and have been doing a pretty good job of it so far

Erin said...

I hope your blog fast is indeed resulting in more free time. But I read your blog and have been missing your absence!