Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blogging Energy Units

I've always felt that I have a finite amount of energy to spend on blogging. Well, of course that's true; but I mean I feel like I have a number of what I call "Blogging Energy Units", or BEUs, to spend each day. The number I have from day to day may vary, but once they're gone, they're gone, and I need to recharge before I have more.

In the past I used to leave extensive comments on a few websites that I don't comment on as much anymore. There are various reasons for this, but the bottom line is that when I left lengthy, well-thought-out comments here and there, I quickly found myself drained of the energy I needed to write my own blog post. I had spent my BEUs for that day. I still try to comment when I can - it's the best way to bring new readers to your site - but now I budget my energy more sparingly.

BEU's aren't strictly blogging-related, either. Today I found myself talking on the phone with one friend who didn't realize that this is the middle of my on-shift while writing an e-mail to another who I haven't spoken to since I got this job back in the beginning of August. Doing those two things, plus reading a wrenching post on a blog I've been reading for the last few weeks, left me once again feeling drained. I spent today's BEUs mostly on non-blog activity!

So you'll have to wait until sometime later to hear from me about how The Office Convention is going, or hear my personal history of WNAK, or hear my thoughts on the local employment situation and the "Coal Miner Mentality." For now all I could summon up the energy to write about were BEUs themselves.


whimsical brainpan said...

May your BEU levels rise quickly.

Gort said...

Leave it to you to define something we all know.