"She's baaaack..." Yes, Article III Groupie has returned to blogging -- and to her day job -- after a most pleasant extended hiatus. She wishes her readers a very happy new year!
A3G hopes to issue some juicy new posts in the next few days, and she will soon turn her attention to her (dauntingly large) e-mail backlog. If you have e-mailed A3G in the past few weeks and have not received a response, she apologizes for her delay in getting back to you.
In the meantime, A3G has an announcement to make. As you could probably tell, she was suffering from blogger burnout right before she left for vacation. Instead of providing her with pleasure, writing "Underneath Their Robes" had become a source of stress. She felt great pressure to issue enligtening and entertaining posts with regularity and frequency. As a result, blogging began to feel less like a form of leisure and more like a second job (and an unpaid one at that).
And now, the announcement. Article III Groupie has returned from vacation in a refreshed and relaxed state, and she's ready to blog again. But this year she will be spending dramatically less time on her blog (and blog-related e-mail). The frequency of her posting will drop, perhaps to one post every one or two weeks, and she will not check her UTR e-mail account every day.
There are several reasons for A3G's planned decrease in blogospheric output. First, A3G remains concerned about the problem of blogger burnout. She hopes that by posting and e-mailing less frequently, she can reduce her blog-related stress level, so blogging will feel like a fun and relaxing hobby, not a chore or an obligation. Second, as she moves up the law firm ranks, getting closer and closer to partnership, she needs to devote more time and attention to her legal career. Her performance reviews last year were strong, but she has some worthy competition in her associate class. Third, she has other priorities in her life besides making partner and blogging -- such as exercising, shopping, and finding a hunky boyfriend in time for Valentine's Day.
A3G realizes that some of you will be disappointed to hear this news. But disappointing news, dear readers, is simply a part of life. See, e.g., the Pitt-Aniston break-up. A3G hopes that you will understand her decision, and she asks for your continued support of "Underneath Their Robes," even if she can't devote as much time to it as she once did.
Also resolved to lose five pounds (even though her friends tell her she doesn't need to),