Blogger Burnout and the "Pancake People"
An occupational hazard, notes Steve Rubel. And in a recent wiki discussion, I worried about the pressure many bloggers feel to "report on every relevant thing" that comes across our screens. In that same discussion, ProfNet's Dan Forbush recalled theater artist Richard Foreman's observation that "we're all becoming 'pancake people' -- 'spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button'." A gruesome warning that perhaps we should slow down, focus, relax.