Blogging burnout

Seshadri wrote me this morning and notes that I have only blogged a few times in the past few days and that I haven’t really been blogging the same since Kathy Sierra’s incident. He’s right to notice this. I’m just burning out and need to cut back a bit on something. My video show has been getting a lot more attention lately (four separate interviews with four separate companies uploaded just yesterday). I’m trying to keep up on my link blog — and failing this week. I did about 14 hours of live video this week from the Web 2.0 Expo. My email is demanding lots of attention which I haven’t been giving it. So the blog suffers. Tomorrow I’m at Adobe meeting three different teams, on Saturday I’m at the PodCast Hotel. Last night I had dinner with a bunch of great people thanks to CacheFly, (I was at a table with Om Malik, Kevin Rose, Patrick Norton, and Martin Seargant) who does the hosting for Diggnation and Leo Laporte’s shows. Tonight I’m going to the Digg party (600 people are expected, they are celebrating a million registered users) after dinner with Jeremy Toeman and several other geeks. Life is just swirling by.

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

Comments

  1. It’s okay if your focus is on your videos – the more I watch the more I am pretty much HOOKED. The editor’s cuts get better and better at helping pick & choose which of the long versions I will find time for.

    Life does have that tendency to swirl by and in view of the new addition to your family, it will only do that at a faster rate. Quality of life is not over rated.

  2. It’s okay if your focus is on your videos – the more I watch the more I am pretty much HOOKED. The editor’s cuts get better and better at helping pick & choose which of the long versions I will find time for.

    Life does have that tendency to swirl by and in view of the new addition to your family, it will only do that at a faster rate. Quality of life is not over rated.

  3. But more seriously, don’t worry about it. When you’re busy take the time off the blog. The fact that the Internet keeps going without you is one of the hardest things to remember, but it’s very true.

    Don’t worry about keeping on top of everything and put your attention where it is warranted.

    And congratulations on the success with your video show. I finally checked it out for the first time (the Spolsky interview) and I really liked it.

  4. But more seriously, don’t worry about it. When you’re busy take the time off the blog. The fact that the Internet keeps going without you is one of the hardest things to remember, but it’s very true.

    Don’t worry about keeping on top of everything and put your attention where it is warranted.

    And congratulations on the success with your video show. I finally checked it out for the first time (the Spolsky interview) and I really liked it.

  5. Scoble, stop! You’re going to crash and burn yourself. Read the ‘four hour work week’, you’ll know what i’m taking about.

  6. Scoble, stop! You’re going to crash and burn yourself. Read the ‘four hour work week’, you’ll know what i’m taking about.

  7. Robert,I know the feeling. I’ve gone several days this month without updating The Blogging Journalist. Other days I only put up one post.

    As anyone who’ve closely followed TBJ will know, I was in the habit of doing as many as 10 posts a day. This was after a long day of conducting discovery at work, where I’m part of a defense litigation team that has a to meet a deadline almost everyday.

    Exhaustion forced me to slow down. However, I’m about to get back to my old self.

  8. Robert,I know the feeling. I’ve gone several days this month without updating The Blogging Journalist. Other days I only put up one post.

    As anyone who’ve closely followed TBJ will know, I was in the habit of doing as many as 10 posts a day. This was after a long day of conducting discovery at work, where I’m part of a defense litigation team that has a to meet a deadline almost everyday.

    Exhaustion forced me to slow down. However, I’m about to get back to my old self.

  9. Don’t overthink it. Although you aren’t blogging, you sure as hell are communicating and influencing, and if you think of blogging as only one of a series of tools you can use to do that, then you realize the other things you are doing have the same purpose — just with different tools.

  10. Don’t overthink it. Although you aren’t blogging, you sure as hell are communicating and influencing, and if you think of blogging as only one of a series of tools you can use to do that, then you realize the other things you are doing have the same purpose — just with different tools.

  11. Twittering is the junk food of the Internet. It’s ruining your appetite for great blogging. Quit snacking and sit down to the table for a great meal.

    :)