Monday, September 24, 2007

Breaking the silence

Hello! It's been a while! I think this is the longest I've gone without blogging, and I have a few things to thank/blame:

1- The silent retreat is still having its affects. I'm finding the need for more silence, less communication.

2- I've been really busy! I started my graduate assistantship, where I'll be editing the Lesley MFA program's alumni newsletter and sending out announcements about publishing opportunities and events to current students and alumni. And I taught my first class as part of my teachingassistantship! It went well: the kids seemed fairly engaged for 8 a.m., the professor was happy with my performance , and I wasn't even that nervous. And of course there's the regular MFA writing/reading, the revising I'm doing for my other masters, and my job. Phew.

3- I've taken this to heart:


I especially love the line about blogging not being a competition, and how when you're dead, no one will take notice of the number of posts you've done or the number of comments you've received. Amen to that. Best Blogger Tips

6 comments:

TI said...

Love the commitment to blogging without obligation. It is so SANE!

bostonerin said...

BWO sounds like a good movement to me. I limit my posts to three days per week--most weekends off, unless something major happens. It does make things more manageable.

Tori said...

Thank you for this!!!!
I gave you a shout out on my blog and linked to it.
I really needed to read this!

Repeater said...

Sounds like we're all on the same page. I'm dying this week-- artistically that is-- there's a little piece of me that's shriveled and black and it needs to be excised.

Bug said...

:) I'm glad so many people are feeling the same way about this! Repeater, I too am having an artistically challenging week. I am getting nothing done, is what it comes down to... what's up with you?

January said...

I love this. Will post my edited version tomorrow.

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