If I dont post on time, I feel guilty. If I dont reply to a comment that I intend to, I feel guilty.
Its funny that something that brings me so much happiness, companionship and release can also cause feelings of stress and guilt --- Such is life, I guess.
I am constantly recreating the boundaries for myself around blogging so that I am able to realistically keep it in my life, but also continue to glean from it and not be drained by it.
So, for me, right now, it means that if I need to post less in order to reply to comments/emails more, then so be it. I blog for myself and the relationships that are created here, not necessarily for other people. I have retained a small readership, even through my lengthy hiatuses, and those are the people that are important to me.
Keeping all the aspects of my life in perspective has been a big learning curve for me this year and I plan for it to continue to be a learning experience for me into and throughout this next year. Balance is so key to a healthy life. I love being able to fit in all the aspects of life that I enjoy while still keeping the balance.