Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hiatus.


My loyal readers (all two of them!) have mentioned to me that my blog has been awfully quiet. My desire to express myself seemed to completely dry up in April, and in May, I was either traveling or gearing up to travel again. Spring has whizzed past and now summer has begun. Amazing!

In April I was trying to reassess whether keeping a blog was something I wanted to do. It's been five years since I started blogging and the emphasis of blogging has shifted in an interesting way, as more and more people create money-making enterprises around their blogs, or connect their blogs to their businesses, and track their followers and their ad revenue.

In this climate it seems downright quixotic to just jot down my thoughts and post a few pictures for the tiny handful of people who might see them. On the other hand, I've never had a problem before with pursuing my own little interests down my own little-traveled path.

And blogging
is a pleasure. I realize that particularly when I go back and look at a given day in several different years and see what changed and what remained the same from year to year. I've always had a good memory, but it seems to be letting more and more things slip through the cracks, and my blog helps me hold onto some of those things.

All that is my long-winded way of saying "I'm back!" (For now, anyway.)

Pictures to follow, once I get some time to work on the upstairs computer where they're stored.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are back! I am a "blog stalker" in Arizona. It is so nice to read good things - even if it is about people I don't know! You always have in interesting spin on life. Keep up the great work!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I'm impressed that you've been doing this for five years! And I'm glad to see you back. A blog can be anything you want it to be, and I hope you'll do whatever works for you (even when that means you're gone for too long a time!)

Mimi said...

Welcome back!

I struggle with some of the same thoughts, as a lot of my interactions happen on Facebook now, but I love to look back at my Blog for scrapbooking journaling, so I don't want to lose that (and if there's a way to look at FB archives, I don't know it)

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scrapmom4 said...

I'm glad you're back too! I'm not that blogstalker in Arizona, fyi. ;)

I like the innocence of a thought-jotting blog.