Yesterday, I officially resigned from my position as a blogger for both Teen Skepchick and Queereka.
This is kind of a big deal for me… I mean, it’s something I was doing for personal reasons, for free, with volunteered time. Writing for TS was my first step in becoming an activist and actually participating in the community. The Skepchick Network will forever be my gateway into skeptic activism.
But I haven’t been able to blog regularly for months, now. I can’t even maintain a regular blogging schedule on my personal blog, let alone other sites. There’s a standard for quality and quantity that I’m just not able to meet as a contributor to TS and Queereka.
My depression is the biggest factor in this, if not the only relevant factor. The editors knew I was taking some time to recover and therefore my volume of output was down, so there’s no outside pressure causing guilt. But I do still feel responsibility when I hold a position as a contributing author, which has been making me feel guilty and cluttering up my brain.
So yeah… It sucked a lot. And I feel pretty bad about quitting, I just have to reduce the number of things I need to pay attention to. Prioritizing is hard when you can’t think properly most of the time.