hiatus (plural hiatus or hiatuses)Taken from Wiktionary
1. Your readership begins to think that you are beginning to quit blogging.
2. Your traffic begins to slow down, your hits dwindle to an all time low, and your recent posts appear ignored since the comments aren't there anymore. Not as they used to.
3. Your internet presence grows weak. You want to reach out to your readership and make some lame excuse like "another life distracts you from blogging."
4. You go back after a two to three month absence only to find out that several people in your blog roll have decided to quit blogging altogether. It's either that or they're just beginning to take a break from it. Just like you did three months ago.
5. You find it hard to arouse your readership. See, your recent one post a month ratio these past three months make you easy to ignore. Most especially when, just recently, you're only bloghopping to solicit comments for your posts.
6. You begin to notice how pathetic your template looks like compared to those heavily updated and newly widget-ed blogs you used to visit. This makes for a great segue for number 7.
7. You begin to develop blog envy. That's penis envy for bloggers. This makes for a great segue for number 8.
8. You realize it's been three months, but you feel so left out and so last year.
9. You begin to think, in a fit of misguided righteous indignation, if you really regret going on a blog hiatus after all. But then you realize you're just saying that. You miss your folks alright. And you find out there's no changing that.
10. You realize that it's not how it used to be.