Three years ago I took my first extended blogging break. My family was going on vacation, and I needed some time to unwind. I scheduled links to old posts and left on a road trip, bringing along a copy of THE SHALLOWS: WHAT THE INTERNET IS DOING TO OUR BRAINS. If you haven’t read it, it’s a remarkable book. I wrote a few posts about it the following August, which you can read here and here.
This book and the month-long break were a real confirmation for me: I need to schedule regular periods of time away from the Internet. With a job that involves a lot of computer time, it is good and healthy for me to sometimes step away. In addition to my blog break, I also refrain from Facebook and Twitter. If you’re looking for me, you can always drop me an email. Otherwise, I’ll see you again in August.
I’ve scheduled some posts to re-run — a “new” one each week — that I hope will interest you. Enjoy your summer, friends!
Sarah M says
Have a wonderful rest this July!
Joanne Fritz says
Enjoy your break, Caroline. Hope it rejuvenates you. I believe it’s healthy for everyone to step away from the internet on occasion (and sometimes for long periods).
Jeannine Atkins says
Have a wonderful July!