It’s been about two and a half years now that I’m blogging at Bastet and Sekhmet and what was to be an occasional post about my thoughts and maybe a bit of prose about my memories has turned into an adventure into poetry with bits and pieces of the odd story from time to time. Bastet and Sekhmet evolved into Through the Eyes of Bastet for my photography, Bastet’s Waka Library for Japanese poetry on Blogger along with Along an Empty Road .. which is still pretty empty and finally Walking with Sekhmet.
During these years I also learned to write prompt posts for We Drink Because We’re Poets, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and recently Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I’ve also written the occasional post for various internet magazines and I’ve got a place to write on the Poet’s Corner and of course over the past year I’ve done a lot of Blog hopping.
That’s a lot of stuff going on and whereas I love to write … there are the difficult moments .. especially when one can’t read or comment all the work that’s going on around oneself. I have seen writers who never ever comment their fellow writers and sometimes I think that I’d love to be like that, it would most certainly make things a bit easier.
I’m contemplating on temporarily closing down Bastet and Sekhmet. Basically the blog is completely disorganized and I’d like to do a little work on it. I’d also like to edit some of the poems and waka. I’ve been talking about publishing an indie book of poetry and/or book of haiku but with the every day obligations of blogging, that goal just seems to get pushed further and further back.
After two and a half years I wonder where I’m going .. or where I should go from here.
Over these years I’ve met some fantastic people and many of them like meteors flashed beautifully along my horizon and disappeared .. leaving nary a trace, except in my heart. What enthusiasm, what verve were these fantastic talents that have written here at WordPress and Blogger … but then poof they were no more. Their Blogs closed down, empty places where once one would go anticipating a new wonder and a little chat, suddenly just didn’t exist anymore.
The word used is ‘burn out’ and it’s something every blogger should take into consideration. It’s something I myself am coming very close to experiencing. To burn out doesn’t mean you can’t write any more … at least I don’t think so. What it is, is, having too much to do and a feeling of just not being able to cope with the every day stress … it’s also losing that energy of the new blogger, an energy where it seems everything is possible!
Well … now I’ve said this and probably their only words thrown to the wind … I don’t really know. But, I’ve a couple of haiku I want to write and today’s Monday with a new Wordle. But I wonder, does it really matter? If Bastet, like Sahm King, Cubby, Grandma Says and so many others disappeared, would anyone notice?