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I can’t really remember the good ol’ days when blogs did not exist.
For a long while now my free time was consumed with catching up on my long list of blogs, so much so that it has become a chore rather than an enjoyable pastime. I know it sounds silly but I often felt rather pressurised by the never ending posts that feed directly into my reader. I have a fear of missing out so I tend to go through most of my posts. That action in itself spells ‘trouble‘.
I think I must have suffered what I called a ‘burnt out’ in the last couple of months. My blogging frequency was minimal, so was my blog surfing effort. I just didn’t feel like looking at beautiful online content or discovering anything new. My motivation in this part of my life hit rock bottom.
With every low comes a revelation. A few days ago I picked up Mr iPad and started clearing some backlogs again. I started reading the posts (by Capture the Castle to be exact), word by word, slowly and patiently and it dawned on me that this is why I started reading blogs in the first place. Both photos and texts of good quality blogs are meant to be savoured instead of skimmed through. I’ve been so focussed on satisfying my visual cravings without putting the purpose of each post into context. That was probably why I became sick and tired.
I don’t have any concrete solution yet on how I’m going to read everything on my Feedly. I’m not even going to attempt that. For now I shall just be selective. After all, there’s plenty of information that I don’t need in my life, honestly.
Have you had the same experience? Feel free to comment below.
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