Back on the wagon

Wow. Has it really been a month since I posted? Lots of excuses about being busy and traveling a lot, but I’ve done that before and not stopped blogging. Not sure what happened – sorry about that (for those of you that noticed, that is).
One interesting observation about my unplanned hiatus: When I’m actively blogging, I often find myself viewing the world through the “blog lens”. Those of you that are bloggers will get this right away – what I’m referring to is the tendency to start looking at everything in terms of whether it would make a good blog post or not. Kind of a funny way to look at the world, but it happens when you blog a lot – probably a combination of looking for new content and more generally a rewiring of your brain to think about all things in the context of how you’d describe it to someone else. The halflife of thinking this way was probably about a 4 days. By week 2 of not blogging, I had kicked the habit – clearly reinforcing my not blogging. A good reason to not go more than a week without posting. . .

  • Welcome Back!

  • dude
    I was wondering where you were! welcome back
    alan

  • Ooh Dave…maybe a reason to stop blogging altogether. Not that I don’t enjoy your content…I do. But would the world really miss it if you stopped in favor of your mental health? Blog “retirements” will start becoming bigger news than “new” bloggers.
    It’s the old “cover of Time Magazine” phenomenon that I discovered back when I was an investment banker. As soon as they wrote about something, it was time for the early adopters to turn into “contrarians” and short the hell out of it.

  • er uh Seth…sorry I called you Dave…clearly a sign that I need to read and comment less and take my own theory to task!

  • The Blogger Lens: Thinking About Things In the Context of Describing it to Others

    Seth Levine recently made an acute observation: What I’m referring to is the tendency to start looking at everything in terms of whether it would make a good blog post or not. Kind of a funny way to look at