Posted on | January 8, 2014 | 9 Comments
I slacked off in 2013 because real life kept me busy. I probably suffered from some blogger burnout, too. Like a lot of conservative bloggers, I got real disheartened after the last presidential election. Between the two, I didn’t do a lot of relevant blogging last year.
I’m coming back off life support though, I think, and am feeling more motivated, as you may have noticed from the onslaught of posts over the past couple of weeks. I’d like to thank Professor Jacobson for continuing to link and support me throughout my layoff. I couldn’t ask for a better blog-buddy.
Oh, sucking up to Jacobson now, are we? Despite my hurt feelings, I sympathize with Pat’s “blogger burnout” issues after 2012. One of things I’ve done in the past year is to spend more time blogging about stories that aren’t politics — culture, crime, sex, education, media, etc. — but which reflect the forces that influence politics.
This isn’t to say I “slacked off,” but rather that I refocused as necessary to maintain interest. The habit of writing every day about something is impossible to escape, and is not really affected by the futility of the situation in Washington, D.C.