I miss blogging. I really do. I think of this little site often, and wonder what to say. I could ramble, as the header says, or I can whine about life, which is negative and I don’t want to do it. What else is going on in my life? Well, I work. After work, I work more. My work with the children at church is done until September, I am studying for a test where I *loathe* the material so it’s a struggle, and I have fun with makeup in the morning to make me feel better. But I don’t feel that any of it is blog-worthy, you know? It was always just an outlet for me, but today I’m not sure what it’s an outlet for . . . .
I keep getting emails that I need to ‘get with the times’ from my friends. I personally wasn’t a great fan of the Bloglovin’ platform, I prefer my MyYahoo! RSS feed. But it’s not like it’s a bad thing to be registered. So I am. Here’s the link.
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I started this blog umpteen years ago (okay, six) with the thought that it would be a bunch of ramblings from my busy brain. And at times it has been. I have gone through blogging challenges where you have to blog something every day for forty days. I have had months where I haven’t posted much of anything. I discovered the world of linkups last year (how had I not found those before???) and figured that posting three days a week, even if it was mundane facts and thoughts, at least had me writing.
But lately that hasn’t been enough. I would like to get away from the superficial, list facts about yourself posts and get back to the meatier posts of substance that I used to do. Not that I don’t like the linkups–I love them. Sunday Social, the Monday Listicles, the now-defunct Tuesday Topics (which was probably my favorite), and the Wednesday Hodgepodge. I did them for a majority of last year, but then they started to feel like a chore or something that I was obligated to do and not something I enjoyed doing.
And for lack of a better term, they felt like fluff. Continue reading
When I jump started this blog back in January, it was with a friend who had just started a new blog herself but didn’t know what to do or if she would even write. I offered her the same challenge that had been given to me–to write something every day for a specified period of time, and I would do it with her.
Unfortunately, my blogging friend (who is still in high school) has had a difficult time these last few months, and has not been able to use a computer for blogging for the last several weeks. Without that accountability, I, too, have fallen short.
The sad thing is, the challenge was for 60 days. I made it for 56. Four days short. I realize that once I started ushering for Wicked that there wasn’t much in my life that was, well, blogworthy, but that is still no excuse to stop blogging like that. I feel that I not only let my friend down I also let myself down by not living up to the 60 day challenge. So I owe myself four more blog postings. I don’t know if I’ll be back to daily yet, but I’ll make an effort to not be silent.
One down, four to go to fulfill my promise!
When I first began this blog in April 2008 (yikes!) it was with the challenge to write something every day for sixty days. I accepted the challenge, and while there were some nights where I was on the verge of listing my supper contents to qualify for a posting I managed to post something every day for sixty days–and then some. I grew to enjoy the mental exercise and had a lot of fun with this little website. Once my employment status changed, however, there was a significant decrease in the number of posts that came up. I no longer ‘collected’ interesting news stories with the intent of publishing a roundup in a posting, I didn’t have scraps of paper with fun ideas or topics I wanted to discuss, and basically with all that was going on in my life I had other things on my mind. I had a hard time finding ways to communicate with my friends, much less with the unknown three or four people out there in cyberspace that stumbled across my blog. Occasionally I’d have a rant I needed to vent, questions or theological issues I was struggling over, a charming story to share . . . but for the most part I was just silent.
And for that, I apologize. I have no excuse really. No creative thought, nothing to vent, haven’t even rounded up weird news stories lately.
Just lazy I guess, blame it on summer heat!