State of the Blog: Beating the Burn Out
Mar 1, 2010
Burnt-Out, adj.: exhausted as a result of longtime stress; destroyed or badly damaged by fire; see also, Belle
This weekend, I spent nearly a full day working on posts for Spring Fashion Week 2010. I researched. I wrote. I scoured the Interwebs for lapis jewelry, nude dresses and fringed bags. But when I went back to edit the posts, I realized that they weren’t very good.
In fact, they could be charitably described as garbage.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what is going on here. I work twelve to fourteen hours per day at a job that vacillates between busy and post-apocalyptic. And then I spend my limited free time penning three blog posts per day, five days per week, 50 weeks per year.
Translation: Belle needs a break.
Many of you will be understandably disappointed. But the solution is either a short break or closing Capitol Hill Style entirely. I’m trying to avoid the latter by indulging in the former.
I also have high hopes that after a little time off to rest and renew that I will return to the Interwebs with my creativity restored. Even someone as opinionated as I am will eventually run out of things to talk about. And if working on the Hill has taught me anything, it is that the only way to beat perpetual burn-out is to step off the wheel and take a rest.
As a result, posting will be sporadic but not non-existent for the rest of this week. At a minimum, there will be a 10th Commandment post each morning. On Sunday, Capitol Hill Style will be hosting it’s regular Academy Awards Red Carpet live blog starting at 6:00PM. And then next week, we will begin CHS Spring Fashion Week 2010.
I apologize to those of you who read here every day and use the content on this blog as a daily diversion from the stresses of Capitol Hill, K Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue. But I will be back soon to shower you with faux pas numerous and fashion trends a plenty.
P.S. And to those of you who have already rushed to your Gmail accounts to pen a screed about how I am selfish to complain about my work load or take a few days away, go start your own blog. They’re free.