Sometimes what life hands us down is a lot to process and blogging winds up falling down the priorities list. When that happens my online activity dwindles, but I always know that I will be back as soon as possible. Just like when a TV station is having technical difficulties, I always return shortly.
As a long time blogger, I’ve always tried to take short breaks so I don’t get burned out. I’ve seen so many blogs come and go through the years because their real life responsibilities take priority, and for me that’s definitely the most important thing to keep in mind. It’s hard to fathom that there’s a bunch of people who actually like to come here and read this stuff. I’m programmed to do this for my own creative outlet and I often forget I have readers.
If you’re wondering where I’ve been, I haven’t gone anywhere, although I was distracted from blogging temporarily. I am back now though. During the short hiatus I did some writing for New Jersey’s most famous news outlet The Star Ledger/NJ.com. I covered one of my favorite things, WWE’s Wrestlemania – right here in New Jersey, and it was quite an awesome moment in my life. To top it off, the live broadcast of WWE Monday Night Raw from Izod Center (which was said to have the greatest crowd in recent history) the day after ‘Mania, showed a screen shot of one of my live reports during a montage. Being a small part of that show felt phenomenal.
A few other major events have been going on in personal life as well. Two of my close friends are getting married within the same week this month and I’m in both wedding parties. One of the guys is Mike @idiotatplay who co-stars in The Sexy Armpit show on our YouTube channel. Mind you, getting all dressed up is not something that I truly enjoy, but for these guys I don’t mind at all, and Mike’s letting us wear Chuck Taylor’s with the tuxedo’s, so it’s all good!
Yes, blogging is a hobby, but it’s still a lot of work. I have an actual job like most of you reading this, and I write that because many people arrive at blogs and websites thinking that the owners live in some fantasy world where blogging is a solid $100,000/a year full-time job, and obviously that’s not true.