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.