Regular readers noticed that I went ten days without a post. I was a little worried about this when I started Paper Notes In A Digital World. Could I step on to the treadmill of constantly churning out new material? Could I do that and not feel pressured to produce? I thought I could. Alas, I have learned that my blog's theme of back-to-analog is exciting, but not so exciting that I feel the need to offer up thoughts to the digital world each day. In that respect, I have failed. I plan to write here less frequently and try not to feel like I have bombed. There's such a pressure that many bloggers put on themselves to produce each and every day. I am one of those - and it's made me feel overwhelmed.
As much fun as Paper Notes is, I much prefer writing on paper. Obviously that is what motivated me to start this blog in the first place, but I think the very motivation has kept me from writing about it in the digital world. And the digital world....there's just sooo much. We've all heard the worn-out phrase, "information overload," a thousand times. However, how else do you describe this feeling of a crush of websites, blogs, newspapers online, magazines online, databases, search engines, wiki this and wiki that? Every day it seems there are new sites for listmaking, calendering, email, chat, template-looking sites that all search, manipulate and offer information in hundreds of different ways. Web 2.0 is leaving me web weary.
I'll still be here. But I am not going to feel like Paper Notes In A Digital World must have something new all the time. Recipe for blogging suicide? Maybe. If you think about it, this was inevitable when I typed my first word in this blog. By definition, almost, this post was destined to be written.