Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What I Did On My Blogging Vacation

I can't believe it's been 7 1/2 months since my last blog post. (My blatant plug for our book notwithstanding.) All three of my readers must have missed me terribly.

Blogger burnout is a common phenomenon. What begins as a labor of love can quickly turn into an annoying obligation. Once the bloom falls off the blogging rose it's hard to rekindle the passion.

When I fell and broke my elbow back in March of 2010, I somehow continued to blog even though I was typing one-handed for weeks and then two-handed, but in much pain, for several weeks more. That's when Road Atlas Shrugged started to feel like a chore.

In the summer of last year, I devoted much of my time to promoting, via the blogosphere, our appearances on Last Comic Standing. This bit of self-aggrandizing, oddly enough, annoyed some of my readers and many of my Twitter followers. This, in turn, annoyed me greatly. If I can't brag about being on primetime network television then what can I brag about?!

Deep breath... let's not get upset again... it's been 12 months.

Okay, better now.

My posts dwindled to once a week in August and September, once a month in October then completely fell off the cyber table in November. Blogging-wise, I could no longer get it up... so to speak... if I were a guy.

But, the truth is, I was also busy doing other things.

Back in November, we were contacted by a publisher to write a book which resulted in The Comedy Bible. (Available October 1! See below.) In December, hubby and I started performing on cruise ships which meant bad internet access for days at a time. Then in January, we packed up our belongings and moved to Las Vegas. All would have made for very interesting blog posts (unlike this one) but my pea brain could only handle so much at one time.

Now that my life has settled down a bit I'm going to attempt to jump back on the blogging horse.

I'm sure all three of my former readers will be very excited.


JP said...

(insert the Monty Python Holy Grail toon baggage train here) Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Traci - Glad to have you back.