Weeding

I spend too much time online. I was going thru my blog roll today and realized that I rarely, if ever, catch up with everyone’s posts (no shit, Julia, this is what happens when you keep adding people to your blog roll). That I’m going to have to cut back somewhere. The diabetes blogs have to stay – I need them – but I have to pare back the fun blogs and that makes me a little sad.

But I can’t keep staying up until midnight, cramming in one more blog, clicking on one more link, adding one more hysterical/touching/thought-provoking blog to my blog roll. This sucks. I don’t like unsubscribing from a blog. It makes me feel like I did when I was little and my mother would only let me sleep with one stuffed animal. I felt so guilty about the others, the ones that had to spend the night on the window seat, that I finally set up a rota. I couldn’t stand to see the guilt coming from those little button eyes.

Now I’m going to feel that same guilt when I start pruning back. I have to be ruthless, though. I need to spend more time outside, enjoying the summer, playing with the kids, having fun. I’ll still read some, but this obsessive, gotta-read-every-post thing is going to end. It’s sucking away what little creativity I have, too, (shut up, I do not have Mommy brai…what were we talking about?) and since I’m ostensibly a writer, that’s not a good thing.

So, if you pay attention to other people’s blog rolls and you notice you’ve disappeared from mine, I apologize. I’ll find you again – in fact, I may just set up a separate folder (how anal) – when I have more time, when the New England winters have me shivering inside instead of out there skiing/snowboarding/skating with all the crazies. TCBIM can take the girls outside to enjoy that shit. I’ll be inside, catching up on everything I missed.

Could everyone just have a nice, uneventful summer so I don’t miss anything? I mean, it is all about me, after all, right? Right?? Shit, this means my mother was right. Again. I hate it when that happens.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel...
    May 31, 2007 @ 22:35:00

    I’m finding myself having to do the same thing. Given that my main blogs are d-blogs, the “forgotten” blogs are the first out the door. And it appears I’m giving up my LJ. I might as well just post in my print journal for that stuff.

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  2. SUEB0B
    May 31, 2007 @ 23:17:00

    Don’t leeeeeeeaaaaavvvvvveeeee me! I would miss you.

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  3. Angewl
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 02:26:00

    No… I’m not gonna cry cause I am not on your list. sniff… sniff… I can handle it. I am a VERY big girl. lol

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  4. Lara
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 02:48:00

    i love having you as a reader and commenter, but i would never want you to be missing out on living life because you feel obligated to keep up with my blog. you should do whatever you need to take care of yourself and your family. if that means you have to be around my place less often, well, i’d miss you, but i’d understand. if you decide you like me enough to stick around, then i’ll just appreciate the time you spend visiting all the more. πŸ™‚

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  5. Life As I Know It
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 08:59:00

    Oh, I was just thinking the same thing. I am spending far too much time blog reading and staying up too late. Maybe a summer break is a good thing πŸ™‚

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  6. Kevin Charnas
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 09:20:00

    I grew up in Ohio and remember what it was like when the weather broke. So, I FULLY understand. Go. YOU GO NOW!! Enjoy your Summer!!We’ll be here. πŸ™‚

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  7. MotherBumper
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 11:52:00

    I get it because I had to do the same, summertime does it to all of us (even if we don’t wanna admit it)

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  8. Shannon
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 15:01:00

    Why don’t you group the blogs to certain days of the week. This way, you’re reading maybe 5 a day instead of 20 a day.

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  9. Mrs. Chicky
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 19:01:00

    *says in small voice*um, hi. are you keeping me on your blogroll? i’m a red sox fan, after all. I’m just kidding (sort of). Go and enjoy this nice weather. The blogosphere will always be here.

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  10. Oh, The Joys
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 21:00:00

    What? You’re cheating on me with other bloggers? Heh.

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  11. Jamie
    Jun 01, 2007 @ 21:32:00

    I’m thinking of doing the same thing Julia. It’s summer and I’m spending too much time on the damned computer ….So – on the odd days you did find yourself over on my boring as hell blog – you can rest assured you won’t be missing anything there this summer πŸ˜€ I’ll be out enjoying the sun (summer breaks are a good thing). Have a good one!

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  12. Paige
    Jun 02, 2007 @ 09:38:00

    We’re all posting comments today so that you won’t forget about us! I just keep blog after blog on my bloglines regardless of how often I get to read them. From time to time, when I am able, I can click over and discover them anew.

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  13. karrie
    Jun 04, 2007 @ 18:46:00

    I hear you. Mine just keeps growing and my time available to read seems to shrink even faster. I’m thinking about deleting mine altogether and only using Google reader.

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