I think a common misconception with niche bloggers among personal bloggers is that both have to post often, preferably on a schedule, and if the inspiration to blog at the time a new blog is due is lacking, then a post must be forced.
I used to believe in this, even though I’m not a niche blogger. When I began realizing how many shitty posts came from forced blogging, I immediately stopped doing it. When I lack inspiration to blog, I’m just not going to blog. I’m not going to apologize for not blogging, because too many blog posts consist of apologies for not blogging, and who really wants to read that multiple times in one blog comment run?
Speaking of comments, I haven’t felt up to par with returning comments lately.
I’ve been exhausted and in pain. I went to the doctor’s office today and had an x-ray done. The kidney stone is out now, and I think that last week when I was in so much pain, it was making its way to pass through.
I’d go to a person’s blog, try to focus on reading, and then become sidetracked by the excruciating pain on my right side in my lower back and hip. Kidney stones suck completely, and they’ve really gotten in the way of what I enjoyed doing this past week (blogging). They just make you feel so much pain to the point that you feel sick and nauseated, and the medication you are prescribed doesn’t help as much as you wish it would. …unless you’re getting the good stuff, AKA the stuff I’m allergic to.
Anyway, I’m going to try to get back into it. I’m still tired, though. I’ve realized I have much less patience and tolerance for things that peeve me when I’m really tired, which also means that it’s difficult for me to not have a meltdown. In trying to avoid meltdowns, my tics have worsened. I’ve considered going into full detail of these in the past, and what it’s like from my point of view, but people’s perceptions change when they learn someone has a mental illness. Since I hardly talk about Tourette’s, I’m not very sure how people who follow my blog would react.
I’ve also been bland lately. I’m assuming this is because of pain, though. I just honestly want to sleep, so I’m going to go and nap. I’ll return comments later, and hopefully I’ll be caught up by the end of the week. I need to start leaving them pending for approval and only approving them when I’ve returned their comment/replied. It was easier for me to keep up with that way.