Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blogging Pendulum

I've horked it up here before: I started my blog in 2005 with whimsy and one-liners, and progressed to wearing my heart in my posts when my son enlisted. Then life got serious for a few years (it's all there in the archives). That, coupled with the convenience of Facebook, I, along with a lot of blogging friends, have kind of let the blog go. 12 posts a month have dwindled to one, if I'm industrious.

I have lately been thrilled to see several fellow bloggers returning to their posts. The pendulum seems to be swinging back from the "tag, you're it!" instant commentary and gratification to something deeper, and more thoughtful. Many of mine are wandering back to where they left off, or starting their blogs anew, once again.

I love it. Talent has been wasted, and I've missed the insights and updates from so many smart, charming, and funny people.

There's been a bit of a reprieve in my own life. The clouds are lifting. I've taken a few months to learn to breath again, and I'm beginning to get in on the "I miss my Blog" revolution.

I have never stopped carrying a camera with me. I take photos almost every day. There is so much out there, so many interesting people, and signs, and scenes. I have more to say than can be said once every 30 days, and I realize that not everything has to be prolific and gut-wrenching.

I think I'm ready to restore dance and whimsy to my life, and to my blog.

So here's a chipmunk.

I'll be back in a few.


  1. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I can't help but think that FB and Twitter have stopped a lot of people from blogging - three's only so much time in a day and Twitter and FB seem to eat up enormous amounts of time.

    Of course, though I never really got into FB, I still have slowed down the blogging considerably. I want my blogging mojo back, dammit!

  2. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Sometimes I feel like I have so much to blog about that I don't know where to start and it just keeps building up to the point where I feel like I can't write about anything - if that makes any sense.

    Just the other night I sat down and wrote out something quick, just to get it out and it was like a relief.

    I love blogging but it's nice to have a break from it sometimes.

  3. yin and yang, wax and wane, ebb and flow, heel to toe

    that's the way it goes

  4. Your chipmunk can hang out with my gopher. :)

  5. I love him! And you! Glad you are blogging. I too miss the more thoughtful and in depth writing too. Alas I have no time nor the patience for the many trolls and spam. Besides I have a much bigger facebook circle to keep up with than ever I had bloggy followers. :-)

  6. I think your chipmunk is a Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel, just sayin'. I've never had a blog, I have a fear of commitment, but Facebook is like a drug to me, I spend hours on FB looking a other people's photographs, I don't even have to know them.


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