Besides granting a bit of time to actually spend with your family instead of being looked at like 'I live with Jeff Bridges from the movie Tron," taking some time off from writing at a whim or as a business endeavor for that matter on this whole internet thing is probably a good practice. Yet before I give my opinion of why, well hell, I'll just give my opinion of why...
Let's assume that the hiatus is not because you are no longer in the business nor because AR is boring you beyond tears. Let's assume that you are still interested in the written dialogue in whatever form or context presented here. Did you ever think to take some time to just listen ... read ... comment ... and listen some more?
When is the last time you actually read some of your favorite contributors? I'm actually talking more to me than the reader which is generally awkward but it's been awhile since I personally read something offered up by Sally Cheeseman, Lenza, TLW, Alan May, Bryant, Boney, Gassett, Buell, Belonger, Saunders, Maitski, Hardison, Karen Anne Stone, Ted Baker, and folks I don't follow but whose context/titles intrigue me, etc.
My challenge is not to write thirty blogs in thirty days or even how to cure sciatic pain through deviant sexual exercises known only to Dr. Phil and his second wife. My challenge, especially to me, is to simply read ... and comment and not post anything at all ... for thirty days. In that, I hope to encompass being able to take advantage of the vast experience of my former peers and roll that into a joint that would make this joint proud again to have me as a member.
If you too choose to undertake this mission, you will get no points, no plaques, and no free massages at the Samoan place down the street. If you are a regular contributor, I say keep contributing. If you are still on the fence or are rather bored with posting ... read and comment away. Be a voice without having the limelight upon you.
It, like life, is a mission. Make it possible,