Today I am realizing just how badly I need to write in order to maintain my emotional balance. When I write regularly it keeps me from being overwhelmed by the aching and longing. When I take a day off I really start to feel things build up.
I'm not really sure why this happens, but I believe much of it has to do with how it forces me to think. I try (not always successfully) to make sure I have something worth saying. I think it ends up being both cathartic and a boost to my self-confidence.
Part of why I get so frustrated with the blogger feed lag is that it has become part of my daily routine to wake up and read and respond to comments. It fuels my day. When it doesn't update in a timely manner, e.g. I post at 11pm and it goes live at 10am, I miss out on my morning crew. I miss out on waking up to comments and having to stimulate my mind right out of the gate. It feels good and I feel the support of many people in that way.
On another note, if you enjoy Lady Grey's blog as much as I do please make sure to leave some comments on her Vacation posts (or other posts). Those didn't receive nearly the response they should have gotten.