Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lurking and Inner Quiet

Cuzco Temple of the Sun, Peru

So, several months before I went to Peru I felt plain worn out.

I was still able to be creative, but I was having a hard time cruising blog land.

I'd take a quick peek at my reader and I couldn't get inspired.

Oh don't get me wrong. I KNEW it wasn't blogland but me.

Just brain was tired of looking and thinking and commenting. And if I did want to leave a comment, at the point in time of the typing, my mind went blank.

I like to call it Lurking.

You are out there lurking around getting benefit from posts, but then not interacting.

And I'm for sure not saying it's wrong because I think sometimes you hit creativity overload where you either burn out on creating, burn out on sharing, or burn out on the whole thing.

Time to make a change when you stop having fun. Or when you hurt and looking at other people and their happy memories makes you hurt worse.

I am here to tell you it's totally OK to take a break. We will all be here when you get back.

In my case, I just needed a week off without having the internet. I probably read a 100 posts last night and if my fingers weren't crippled too much by typing on an ipad, I left a zillion happy comments. I actually SAW all kinds of cool things too. My eyes weren't glazed over.

I think the important thing is to remember likely this paralysis is just temporary and some quiet time for your brain will make all the difference.


  1. I had the same thing this summer and thanks to my computer never working then going away on holidays I had a really long break from blogland. I cant say I am completely cured LOL but i am catching up and enjoying the commenting process more!....
    loving your photos!!

  2. Wise words, I totally agree with you.. the other thing I have found is that sometimes when I look at the super stars of scrapping.. and they are out there, I feel so inadequate that I lose my perspective.. after all it is NOT a competition, it is about creating and enjoying and de-stressing and sharing and caring and creating memories on paper.. and friendships too... so thanks for the encouragement..

  3. I totally know where your coming from, although I don't blog a lot myself as I just don't have time. I have a few regular blogs I like to visit not always is it about the projects, some times it's just about the interesting story they have told. Anyway I'm glad you had a lovely break and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work and reading your interesting stories

  4. Quiet time is too often not take for ourselves until we get some illness or physical problem that forces you into the 'waiting room' of interspection... in short, better to make that 'time off' span than incur an illness that gives the time. The old 'wags' say we need a vacation for every season's change for renewal... probably right but hard to acheive. So I agree with you 100%! Gretchen

  5. I've been thinking along the same lines Mitra!
    Alison xx

  6. I knew that was you all along. I saw the shadow and then "poof." ;) Enjoy tranquility while it lasts, it's wonderful. :)
    Happy weekend my friend!
    me xx

  7. I know how you feel.
    I've just had a week away from blogs and i'm feeling ready to get back into it. It was feeling like too much hard work before, even though I love what I see on blogs sometimes commenting is harder than just lurking. lol
    And I feel guilty if I don't reply when someone has commented on my blog.

  8. Your post touched a big nerve in me. As the actors say in between jobs, "I'm resting" Thank you for making it acceptable in my head that I am.

  9. Good for you girl... hope everything is better soon!!


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