Blogging burnout, or maybe its just search burnout has besieged me. For the past two weeks, I've been trying to find the "want" to write, the "want" to dig up information to share and in general the "want" to read everyone's blogs. I've been trying without much success, and I find myself feeing quite guilty that I just haven't found my "voice" for the past few weeks.
I suppose, this happens to everyone from time to time, especially those of us who have a "day job" and blogging is a secondary outlet. Commerce360 has gotten extremely busy in the last few months and I find myself working at night from home more and more, and I also find myself after that work, wanting to avoid all things web wise at night lately. I suppose that's how one deals with overload? I do see the light at the tunnel, with Bill aboard, I feel some of the huge load being lifted from my shoulders.
I understood about 2 weeks ago this burnout was coming on, I felt it because, honestly, I had no desire to attend SMX. None, zippo, nada. I also found no real reason to justify requesting to go, especially for a conference that was just 2 days, in which travel to and from (Philly to Seattle) would be the same amount of time.
After reading Karl's post, I totally identified as I found myself asking the same question Karl asked - "Are SEM conference worth attending?" I know they are for a lot of people, but it rang a little bell in my mind - I'm in total need of some kind of "get away". A get away, where even though I do love conversing with all of my Search Colleagues, involves a nice drive down a coast line in a convertible to totally unplug from "Search" an enjoy a Key West sunset.
Luckily for me, I'll have that recharge on my "batteries" soon enough. A weekend chalk full of white sand beaches, pirate lore & relics, beautiful sunsets and authentic key lime pie is in store for me, just in time to find that "juice" an speak at SES Latino Search in Miami.
My apologies to you, the audience, hopefully some of you can identify. I promise within a week or two you'll see me back up to my "normal" blogging. Until then I do have a few blog posts waiting to fall from my fingers to the keyboard and, I'm sure Greg, Alex, Michael and Karl all have a lot to share too.