Blogger Burnout Got to Don Surber


Well, this is too bad. Don Surber quit blogging. He’ll continue writing columns, but as he explained in his final blog post, he’s exhausted. “Blogging was something extra. I loved blogging because I came in contact with readers directly. But over the past few months I realized I cannot continue doing both. I ain’t Superman.”

Now that I’m only working outside the home two days a week, I spend a lot more time in my home office on weekdays. For some reason, Surber’s blog showed up on the list of my most frequently visited sites on the desktop, but not on the laptop I use the rest of the time. Friday I had a lot of running around to do, so I didn’t realize he had quit until I saw the news at The Other McCain. Apparently, blogger burnout is going around. Pat Austen noted some other conservative bloggers who have succumbed to the condition. (Don’t worry, Instapundit is not one of them.)

I can see why people would quit. I’ve thought about it at times. It’s a lot of work for little money. But I like blogging and we have a big election coming up, so I’ll keep doing it. Who knows, maybe the next time we take a vacation I’ll actually take a vacation and leave the laptop behind. Yeah, I probably won’t. Heh.

I never get to everything I want to in a day, but I figure you can visit the links in the sidebar or check the Today’s Headlines page, and will be brought up to speed in no time.

Speaking of blogging and busy schedules, both of my boys play baseball and they’re on different teams, so if you start to notice fewer blog posts than usual you’ll know why.

Anyway, it’s a bummer that Surber quit, but understandable. He’ll be missed.