Tom Coates at Plasticbag.org has a great post called “Festering in My Head” that sums up exactly the way I was feeling after taking a mini-break from blogging.
“Because the longer you leave [blogging], the more pressure there is to make your return worthwhile, valuable, interesting. I am currently backlogged with about three weeks worth of things I feel I need to say – mostly about ETCon, but also about online communities, social software, ConCon and politics – but I know now that I’ll never manage to get most of it out onto the page. Had I not been so self-indulgent about making it perfect, then anything useful I had to say would actually be out there doing some limited good rather than festering in my head.”
Sometimes, the best is indeed the enemy of the good.