I admit, I enjoy blogging. Obsession is too strong a word, but if you're talking about things I really like to do, blogging is right up there with running and teaching. My only "rule" for blogging is keeping it authentic and not forcing my writing. If I don't feel like blogging I won't. If I feel like taking a break I will.
The flip side of that is that I love traveling. It used to be I couldn't blog when I traveled because I was using Front Page for my website -- a dinosaur if ever there was one. It allowed me to blog only from my home computer. But since I've changed to Blogger, I can upload a post from anywhere in the world. However, sometimes I think it's good for me (and probably for you too) to enjoy a break from blogging. If, on occasion you don't hear from me, it's not because I've become complacent or apathetic about blogging. I've done it with fervor for so long now it's simply a part of my life. The truth is, even when I'm not blogging, I'm reading others' blogs -- not many, but they are there nonetheless. And not the kind of blog that is blah blah predictable. The blogs I read involve personal peeks into the daily lives of people I admire beyond the superficiality and insanity of Twitter. You can tell they're not writing to impress their audiences. They're just being themselves.
I love being spontaneous. Many of you do too. Just think what fun we'd miss if we didn't blog!