Andrew Sullivan Goes Off-Grid
Andrew Sullivan has been blogging nearly ten years now and notes “it’s grueling month after month being responsible for up to 300 posts a week.” So he’s taking a month off to avoid burn-out.
Which is fine, of course. Sully is as prolific as any blogger out there. Indeed, Jim Henley argues, he likely blogs too much. (He said the same of me, too, but my production has been decidedly down of late.) But didn’t he just return from vacation? Indeed, he seems to go on vacation with some frequency. Or, perhaps, he merely announces a lot of vacations.
It may be an American vs. European thing. On this side of the Pond, we’re lucky to get more than two weeks a year off and we tend to take it in bites rather than all at once. Over there, monthlong vacations are the norm and two months off is not unheard of. They may have the right idea.