Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Revolution



It would be great to say I was so entirely busy with my life that I just didn’t have time for blogging, but I try to be honest here so I can’t claim busy as an excuse. In all honesty, there really isn’t one single excuse.

I lost interest.
It became a chore.
I had nothing good to say.
I was doing other things (not too busy mind you, just pursuing different creative outlets).

All sound pretty…excusey.

I could throw this one out there: My eldest got obsessed with interneting and because of that my interest diminished.

And that almost comes to the point. In fact, if I’m going with excuses that one is the only one I would lay claim to. As her interest developed, I started paying attention to my internet habits and realized how much time I actually spent online. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, spending time online, but I saw how much time I could reclaim for other activities.

The time spent at work, much of it while the girls were at school, limited our family time and interneting sucked even more time away.

I stopped writing blog posts, I stopped reading blogs, I stopped clicking on links. I checked my email and Facebook a few times a day, the weather and the news, and then I walked away from the computer. I crafted, played, cleaned, worked.

But even that is an excuse.

There were plenty of times that I thought to myself: Ooo! I should blog this! But didn’t. I didn’t feel like sitting down at the computer. So I made notes to myself and moved on with my day.

So yeah, maybe I just needed a break.

Let’s go with that: needing a break. You saw other blogs and that’s okay. We were on a break. But I want back in.

10 comments:

  1. Whenever you're ready, I'm here.......sometimes. :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm slowly working my way through older posts that I've missed! It's good to be back.

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  2. I've taken long breaks, too. You just need them now & then. Welcome back.

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    1. Yeah. I totally needed that break. I'm glad to be back though!

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  3. Welcome back in. I did the same many times. I should blog about this and then it just didn't happen. My blogging really took off once it became a habit.

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    1. My biggest problem - and this applies to everything - I get bored doing the same thing for long periods of time. That's why I know so many crafts. I get bored and learn a new one. Right now I'm working on learning how to repair appliances.

      Yeah there's a post coming about that one!

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  4. I ended up taking a break too. After the A-Z challenge, my posting slowed down and ended up being a post I barely tried to write, maybe twice a month. The only one I tried for was Rebecca Sedwick's a few weeks ago. I have decided that I love blogging too much to give up on it now. I have something to say so I need to say it.

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    1. A to Z was tough. I loved it but it was still tough. And one of the things I missed about blogging was all the different perspectives out there!

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    1. Thanks. I'm certainly glad to be back!

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