Blogging Takes The Back Seat

Since July of 2007 I’ve been committed to posting something new every weekday. It’s a lot of fun and I’m glad that so many of you have found my humble ramblings helpful.

However, there are only so many hours in the day and lately I’ve been feeling the squeeze. I’m blessed with a lot of wonderful people and projects to fill up my day, and at the moment it’s overflowing. I’m about to start work on a very large animation project which, along with my regular client work, will mean spending more than a few evenings and weekends at the drawing board during the next three months.

At the same time my baby daughter is becoming a toddler, which means Daddy needs to be more available to spend one-on-one time interacting with her. I believe strongly that there are few things in life more important than family, and I want to be careful not to fall into the trap of putting my career ahead of my wife and daughter (especially when I think about how fast she will grow up). It would be very easy for me to become a workaholic dad, and I have to work hard to guard myself against spending too much time on things that ultimately aren’t that important. If it’s a choice between my daughter or this blog, my daughter wins hands down.

It was a tough decision but I’ve decided that, at least for now, it would be unwise for me to keep blogging at my current pace. I’m pushing the limits of my schedule as it is, and something’s gotta give.

I’m not giving up blogging. I still plan to post regularly, it just won’t be every day. Some weeks I still may write five posts, other weeks I may only write one or two. I want this blog to remain a fun project and not turn into a heavy burden. I’d also rather write a few quality posts than a lot of mediocre ones.

To my regular blog readers, I want to say thanks for your interest and support. I hope you can understand where I’m coming from, and I hope you will keep enjoying this blog. It sounds cliche, but I really do appreciate the fact that so many of you take time to read my ramblings. I look forward to posting more fun and (hopefully) helpful posts….it just won’t be quite as often.

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4 thoughts on “Blogging Takes The Back Seat

  1. It’s nice to have the time to do daily blogging. But I agree with you 100%, sometimes more important things happen in “life” and we make choices.

    Personally, I prefer blogging 2-3 times a week with a really good entry, then every day with some fodder…a friend on mine tries to put up something each day…some of what he puts up is only for his amusement, which I guess is “ok” but I want to be able to share something that I feel might stimulate the readers.

    You’ve been very good about blogging and having great content…for a long time…I don’t know where you found that time…

    I’ve been so busy myself that my entries have been more “personal” to let the folks know what’s going on in my life, and less “art” minded.

    It’s just a part of putting things in perspective and following the path your life takes you on.

    I’m happy to hear all is well at the “cedricstudio” and home life!

    I’m subscribed to the blog here…so I won’t miss a post!

    Take care, Cedric!

  2. Hey Cedric, we all understand. I’m impressed you kept it at such a high pace thus far. Go spend time with your family. We’ll always be here! Hope to meet you at the how conference next week. We could exchange toddler photos!

  3. I can relate well. I do blogging aside from doing programming too. Sometimes some paid posts do well for me. But my main work is on doing web design and programming and I find blogging something to feed me when I am out of that main work to do. Besides writing can also be a worthwhile investment to earn passively aside from the fact that the information can help others. Most importantly, blogging away is an outlet for me to put down my thoughts and keep me into perspective.

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