- Well, conferences and related travel make it hard to keep up. Sure, I learn a lot and used to share more of what I learned while conferencing (such as this post two days ago), but I have much less time while conferencing these days.
- Related: I am way overcommitted. So, while blogging does not take as much time as people usually suspect (my typos in old posts remind me how little time I spend vetting each post), it is still some time.
- Am I burning out? A friend was gleeful when I started blogging, saying that I would not be able to keep the pace. Well, maybe I could not.
- I also blame twitter. Sometimes, I get my views out via twitter and then don't have the compulsion to express them here. Yes, twitter still inspires more than a few posts, but it may be that twitter is eating some of my blogging energy.
However, I didn't get into blogging to make my hit counts (or else I would trash the IR trolls more frequently), but to vent on a variety of topics, including many outside my lane (which junior academics probably should be a bit more reluctant to do). Twitter does provide an alternative outlet for such venting.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I thinking about this today mostly to get my average post per month a bit higher this month.