Kaelah and I hope that you had a "guten Rutsch", a "good slide" into the new year 2011. How have the first two weeks been for you? Had any kinky adventures yet? We didn't, but that's because we haven't seen each other since New Year's Day, spending our time in our respective corners of Germany since then. I have no doubt that we will catch up when we get together again, though.
I had plenty of things to do during the first two weeks. In this regard, a pattern continues from 2010, when I didn't pay as much attention to the blog as I should have. I plan to do better this year. The truth is, I'm not too good at multi-tasking. Kaelah is different - she is very organised and structured in her schedule, typical INTJ, able to keep many juggling balls in the air at the same time. I've never been like that by nature. I'm very single-minded and I usually focus on one specific object or activity, for weeks or months at a time, at the expense of everything else. So, regarding the blog, I have phases where almost all my free time goes into it (as in 2008), and I have phases where it clearly suffers (as it did last year).
This is not just a result of my natural way of doing things, but also a conscious decision of mine to prevent burnout. Blogging can become a chore and the pressure of keeping readers entertained even while you are going through an uninspired spell can become overwhelming. Which is why you see many bloggers quit after a year or so, after the initial buzz wears off. To keep a blog alive long-term, you have to be able to take your mind off of it, to deliberately focus on other passions of yours for a time and then come back refreshed. The trick is to not let it die completely in the meantime. I am fortunate in this regard, because I have a writing partner in Kaelah who is capable of running things so well that I am not even missed too much.
That said, I do feel refreshed now and I think it is high time for me to get back into the midst of things before the dachshund takes over the palace completely. The king is not quite ready to abdicate yet. Actually, I have more ideas and more stuff that I would like to write about than ever. It's just a matter of putting it on the virtual page. Maybe I can make some progress at multi-tasking after all, finding the golden middle path between excessive labour and neglect. Let that be my only, and very general, new year resolution. It's a tough one, though, because it is not easy to go against one's nature.
May 2011 be a good, productive and interesting year for all of us kinky bloggers and perverted pornographers, and for you, the readers, as well.