I’m sure you’ve noticed, but I haven’t been very good at commenting lately. It’s partly because my weeks have suddenly gotten ten times busier, what with the end of the year coming, and me struggling to keep my grades up while blogging almost every day. I know this isn’t much of an excuse; lots of other bloggers are students like me, and they manage to update their blogs daily, as well as respond to comments. Yay them! But alas, try as I might, I am not as efficient as they are. My grades are failing, and I can’t continue to deny that any longer. It’s making me both stressed out and worried for my future at the same time. Which begs the question: is blogging worth it? Probably not.
I’ve said this a thousand times, but hear me out one more time: I love you guys so much for being so thoughtful and leaving comments on my posts. I try to show my appreciation by returning them, but as of late, I haven’t been able to, and I am so sorry.
It’s a phase.
Previously, I was so hyped up to visit blogs and return comments. Now, however, apart from being unexpectedly tired at only eleven at night, I can’t bring myself to type more than one comment a day. I’ve even been struggling to pump out posts for my schedule, and the wort part is that I can’t even be bothered anymore if I get comments or if I get page views. (I’m going through something like what Charlotte is, right now.)
I hope it’s a phase.
Where does this leave me? The obvious choice would be to take a break from blogging and focus on my studies, as I have a major exam coming up soon. This exam is what will help me get to a college of my choice. I need to do well. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll take a break from blogging — not a strict hiatus, but I’ll only post when I feel like it, and comment when I feel like it. I’m not ready to give up on the thing that brought me out of my antisocial shell and gave me wonderful friends and improved my writing and analyzing skills.
This isn’t goodbye.
I’ll still be around, on Twitter, and sometimes on other blogs, if I have the time to comment and if I feel like it. But from today onward, I’m not going to be restricted to a schedule. And, as hard as it may be, my studies are the most important thing right now. I need to understand that.