I took a week off from social media of all sorts and it was very instructive.
I got a lot of reading done, much more than I expected.
So I took a close look at where that time to read came from.
Sadly, it's not Twitter.
It's this blog.
It takes about an hour a day, and that's for quick posts.
And my best posts take a lot longer.
Between writing, revising, spell checking (which now has to be done by cutting and pasting
the post into a word doc!) and trying to get the frigging fonts and spacing right, it's more like ten hours a week.
And that's a book.
BUT I love this community, and I do like being able to answer questions. So I'm not pulling the plug.
But what I am going to do is NOT post every day. I'm not going to post on a set schedule. If I have something cogent to say, I'll post. If not, I'll be over here in my corner reading.
I'm probably going to change platforms in the coming weeks. This new Blogger style is maddening. I have a feeling they did this on purpose. A free platform doesn't generate income; I bet they want us all gone.
The great news from last week is that The Power of Adrienne Rich by Hilary Holladay got a rave review in the New York Times. This is a book that was five years in the writing. A long, wonderful journey and now, it's glorious to see this amazing book get the kudos it so richly deserves.