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


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.