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.
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.