I’ve noticed that some of my favorite higher ed bloggers haven’t been what you would call prolific lately.
This is not so uncommon, especially around this time of year. There’s something about the winter that tends to make even the best bloggers spend some time in hibernation.
If it isn’t a sort of seasonal affective disorder that keeps some of us from posting regularly to our blogs, then there’s the other issue: the too-busy-to-blog syndrome. This can hit at any time, even in the very merry month of May.
But sometimes what keeps us from blogging is the fear that we really don’t have much to say. Or that we are straying too far off topic, and our readers will leave us in droves. To which I say, let’s get over ourselves. It’s our blogs, right? We can blog if we want, say what we want, use incorrect grammar like “It’s our blogs” if we want.
Most of the pressure to blog is self-imposed. If we do not blog, the world does not end.
So, to those of you bloggers who aren’t blogging right now, I say: take the pressure off yourselves. When the blog is ready, the blogger will appear. Or something zen like that.