I failed to include something pretty epic that occurred this past Sunday when doing my weekend review post yesterday… What happened was, I gave my iMac the side-eye, climbed into bed with my laptop and a snuggly pup, and read hours and hours (and hours) worth of posts on my GoogleReader. You see, since starting my new job (that I adore) I’ve been adjusting to a new set of hours and managing a calendar that has somehow been exploding. I’ve let my daily blog reading routine wall to the wayside and it’s been killing me… I guess I could have “marked all as read” but I would have had a nagging feeling that I was doing a disservice to my fellow bloggers or potentially missing out on something amazing.
2,000+ post later – I came away feeling really satisfied and with a renewed appreciation for all the time and thought that goes into posting. I have also made a promise not only to stay on top of my reading, but to engage in commenting like I used to. Readers, do you know how rewarding it is to see your lovely comments? I can’t speak for every blogger but Sally and I LOVE reading what you all have to say…
All that being said, getting caught up has also made me realize that I’m feeling a little burnt out (basically exhausted) and that I might not be the only one. I was chatting about this exact topic with Victoria yesterday – since January it feels like we have all been cranking at top speed and the pace has finally caught up with a lot of us… I suggested to her that there should be a “blogger spring break” – a week off of posting, tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming, reading, commenting, etc. etc. Do worry, we aren’t going to do it Just saying… It would be interesting.
To all of you lovers that read A Piece of Toast – thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know how busy we all are and it means the world to me that you pop in to see what we are up to. xx
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