I’ve heard variations of this for the past couple weeks. It has in fact been a year since I wrote on this thingamabobber. From what I understand, one should never do this because employers view those who seldom update as shiftless, unfocused (look, a rabbit!), and or overly infatuated with the iPhone.
I’ll only admit to one of these (iPhone addiction, yes I’ve joined the dark side).
More importantly, I’ve been out of the blog game due to a maxim one of my musical heroes imparted to me. He said something along the lines of “as musicians, we shouldn’t be afraid to play the rests.” In other words, our silences can be just as important as notes on a page. This focus on “playing the rests” has helped me to slow down as I’m playing…and be more deliberative. I’m forever grateful to Walt for that lesson…and it’s in that spirit that I took an extended hiatus from my site.
I’m still playing, though I’ve had to say no to some gigs because of work and school. The beat goes on, even if it’s a silent one.