I heard a quote once that I’m about to butcher:
Whatever you feed on, is what you crave.
For example, I love me some break-and-bake cookies. I think they are as good (if not better) than homemade. For real. But when I buy them, I don’t just stick them in the freezer and eat one every now and then. They don’t last 6 weeks in my house. They last a week. I eat one of the cookies raw while baking 3 or 4. Then the next day I’ll do the same thing. Who needs 4 cookies a day?! But when I feed on them, I CRAVE them!
Ever since I heard that quote (I think it was in context of a sermon and “feeding” on God’s Word…) I notice it being true in my life. The more I do something or think about it, the more I want to do it. I haven’t been craving exercise because I NEVER do it. But, I do crave blogging, because I do it all the time.
So, last week in California, when I was almost completely unplugged, I kinda got the blogging crave out of me. I didn’t have that invisible bloggy-hand pushing me to post and read and respond and network. Twitter did not even enter my conciousness. Bloglines? Never heard of it! Technorati? Something of a dream. I had a moment of clarity and realized that not everyone was sitting at their computer waiting for me to update.
I don’t really have a conclusion or a big to-do for this post. It just made me feel kind of good to shake off my “normal” cravings and be unplugged. And I think the next time I imagine the bloggy world leaving me behind, I can remember it’s more about my cravings than anything else.
Have you noticed this idea in your life? Care to share?