Better to burn out than to fade away

OK, maybe not really. But at least I know I'm not alone in thinking about rethinking my approach to this whole blogging/always-on thing. First Stephen dropped his H-Bomb (hiatus, not hydrogen, but the effect on the edublogosphere would have been the same either way), then I see that others are thinking about this (with more clarity than I can muster).

Lanny's posted some great thoughts on the topic:

Part of the problem is simply that those who burn the candle brightest are likely not leading full rounded lives but instead getting so absorbed in the moment and the possibilities that may exist that they are inadvertently putting themselves on an emotional roller coaster with little reserve left over for dealing with the tough but pragmatic issues that emerge from "day job" part of their lives. Periodically, I'm in that boat.

Yeah. Me too. Sometimes it's a good thing. Sometimes it's an amazing thing. Sometimes it's just an endlessly draining distraction. The problem is, it's impossible to tell when it will shift along the spectrum...

I've got no plans of going on hiatus, but I think it's time to take the hint and at least think about how I want to continue with this stuff. Balance is a good thing...

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