I have a lot of blogs saved as favorites, or rss feed onto my homepage or emailed to me. Most these blogs are about writing, or are writer friends or writers I want to be friends with but am too starstruck to ask. I spend a great deal of time reading these blogs (sometimes I even comment!) and mulling over the advice or information loaded into these wonderful tomes.
The trouble with this is that I get weighed down with all of the advice, info or must-dos for my writing. I have enjoyed reading my favorite blogs but all of the advice froze me to the point of being almost impotent.
Then I clicked on a link to a blog from Magical Words by A J Hartley. It was called “Taking a break from writerly advice.” Mr Hartley’s blog gave me insight into not just my own OCD behaviour but reminded me that I was not alone in this situation. Sorry to say there are a lot of us who suffer from this affliction. It was such relief to read the comments and see how others coped.
So, from now on I will write in excess and read writerly advice in moderation!
How do you handle all of the input you receive? Do you believe that there is a thing as “too much information”? How do you balance out your writing info blog reading vs. your extracurricular blog reading?
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