I Quit You, maybe.

I just deleted my Twitter account. If you don't Twitter, I urge you to look away quickly when it comes into your peripheral vision. It's a fully addicting site that allows you to send out what you hope are pithy comments and links to other bloggers. It's hilariously fun, but it possesses the magical power to turn 20 minutes in front of the computer into 2 hours. I had to look away.

In fact I'm kind of feeling like I should stop blogging altogether. With blogging, what was once a semi-social, writing exercise/outlet for me is sort of morphing into this sticky, real life thing. It's producing the same kinds of social situations that I hid from in blogland. Or more accurately, the ones that I wrote about in a funny way so I could laugh them and be done with it in real life. So to have blogging start to produce these same kinds of stressful social situations is a juxtaposition that is making my head hurt.

I think I may wrap up the conference details in another post - if for no other reason then to point you towards some awesome online writers - then take a break for awhile. See if not writing online ends up making me implode or if it's a good thing.

22 comments:

Mamma said...

I'll miss you too much if you leave, but I understand. Will you promise to keep in touch via email?

Erika Jurney said...

Are you maybe burnt out from boogher? Take a break and see how you feel later...

Diana said...

If this is about what I think it's about, you just need to email me. I feel confident I can talk you down from the very tall tower you are about to jump off of. That or I'll tackle you and pour an entire bottle of xanax down your throat while twisting your arm until you scream "I promise not to leave the blogosphere, I promise not to leave the blogosphere!"

Also if the deleting of your twitter account is what made mine all wonky, heads are going to fly, sister. ;-)

Seriously though. I'll miss you. So, ummm... don't leave me.

I say take a few days off, a week even, recoup and come back out swinging (we wouldn't love you any other way!)

Grim Reality Girl said...

You can't leave! Not only will all the plants die, but I will miss you! Take a break if you must (perhaps drinking some gin that is located in your apron pocket?), but don't leave. Your voice will be missed. Blog when the whim strikes you, do not let it be a burden. Hang in there!

Caron said...

It's hard when something really fun unexpectedly becomes a burden. We're all going to tell you we'll miss you, but, do what's best for you anyway.

adymommy said...

You will be missed but I understand. I spent all day online trying to get 1 post done! You have given me lots of smiles and laughs. You will be missed greatly!

Katrina said...

ARGHHHHH!!!! Oh lordy! You're killing me! Seriously, if you need a break that's ok, but don't leave me! Unless you need to...but don't!

Ok that made little to no sense, but you know what I mean.

Erin said...

But I just found you! I bought a couple of necklaces from you at BlogHer, and I love them!

Hetha said...

Man, people seem stressed out from Blogher this year. I think a break is good for all of us at times. I'll miss your stories and humor tremendously, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Suzanne said...

I hear what you're saying.... truly. Five years in therapy made me an expert in reading between the lines. At least I believe that is true. Lotta....look, your voice is terrific, your writing is terrific. If you need to take a break and re-group, do that.

I was just thinking about how I would fit in or react to the BlogHer group. Mostly I'm a fly in the ointment over there because I feel opinions are counter to what's usually being expressed and I refuse to jump on any bandwagon.

You need to do, what you need to do, but I advise you to be who you are....it's worked all along. Who was it that said, "Don't let the bastards get you down."

I like you Lotta - from one Chicagoan to another, you're real in a way that others could only hope for.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

P.S. I so don't have time to Twitter.

Kathi D said...

Whuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttt??????????

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

lildb said...

that cracking sound was my heart beginning to break.

you AND Gwen?

oh. i get it. you two are all, well, now we're acquainted, we don't NEED the goddam blogging scene.

*sobs into hankie*

jen duncan said...

I've seen this happen again and again in other online venues. I've come pretty close to the edge myself a time or two. I wish I knew what the heck happened in SF. Although I'm kinda glad I don't. Ignorance really is bliss. hugs to you, little sister.

Leah said...

I would/will miss your blog terribly, but you have to do what's best for you and your family. Please come back!

Portland Craft Mafia said...

Your blog is the only blog I really look forward to reading...I love your humor. I hope you never leave completly. I am new in the blogging world so I'm sure there is a lot I don't get...

Angelina said...

Ditto ditto ditto.

Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be good to stop too but I think I would die of complete loneliness if it weren't for my blogging friends to fill in the giant gaps in my real friendships.

If you go I will miss you terribly.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, I go away from the computer for 2 days and come back to crazy stuff!

Lotta- you are too cool for school so I hope your break isn't very long.

Jennifer (MamaF, too lazy to log in on borrowed computer)

Anonymous said...

:(
I truely look forward to reading your blog everyday. I understand needing a break. I do.
BUT, you must come back. Must. Come. Back.
September, beginning or end of?....that's only 5 weeks away....or 9.

Lesly

Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants said...

um, no!

Let me rephrase that.

NO!

No way.

No how.

Um, no.

Megan said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. It gives me a chuckle when I am having a rough day with the kids. But I can understand needing a break from the internets.

karrie said...

Twitter has never made sense to me, but I hope you'll emerge from your break revived since I enjoy luriking via my reader, all weird and awkward and stuff on the sidelines of the blogosphere thingie.

If not, I understand.

karrie said...

I meant *lurking*, but I'm a few too many glasses of well-desered Cabernet to be leaving comments, soooooo....