I’ve been pretty dark for a few months in my blogging practices and I’ve been feeling distinctly disconnected. I think that one of the reasons was that I changed the way that I was consuming feeds – rather than the feeds coming to me in my Inbox I had to go to them in Bloglines, or even Internet Explorer 7.0.
Anyway – I can already feel that I am more inspired to respond to others blog posts and it is stimulating my own creativity. It also helps that “the super team” that I am working with also pretty much nailed their deliveries today (two projects closing down and one finishing an iteration).
I think that the way that you choose to process input is a very personal choice – I think that some people can’t handle things popping up at them every five seconds, whilst others (myself included) actually find ways to fill the void with “other stuff” – unfortunately that other stuff is often pure work as opposed to more fun geeky endeavours (as well as the usual allocation of family time and sleep).