Most people have some kind of sign as to when things are not right in their lives. For some it may be a change in appetite, a change in sleep patterns, or a major mood swing. I actually do all of those things, but when I really notice a change is when I lose interest in something that I love doing.
Here comes the confession part. Over the last couple of weeks I have lost interest in reading blogs. Sure I have been busy, but I have actually had very little interest in reading most of the blogs that I keep up with through my feed reader. There are a few must-reads every day but the rest I could just go without. This is a big change when you consider that I obsessively read well over 50 blogs (almost) daily. Many of them are a quick scan, but I at least keep up with what is going on in the lives of my favorite bloggers.
Now I wonder if my interest will bounce back or if it is just time to move on to other hobbies. I have been doing a lot of other things lately that are taking up my time so maybe it is just a natural progression happening. More of one thing means less of another. The really strange thing is that I don’t really miss it. I almost feel a sense of guilt though when I don’t read. I’m afraid to hit the “mark all as read” button because I might miss something important. Plus, when I get too far behind I just get overwhelmed. There is never enough time to catch up.
Maybe it is just time for a little spring cleaning of the feed reader.