Monday, January 23, 2012

This Is Why You Should Not Have a Blog

There seems to be a natural lull in parent blogging when the children reach a certain age. Maybe it's because the stories are no longer yours, or because you get a glimmer of life aside from parenting, or because once you step away from the habit it's hard to take it up again.

It's not just that I haven't been posting here. I haven't been reading elsewhere, either. My days are full and when I get home I just can't find the urge to sit back down in front of the screen.

But I miss the community that accompanies blogging. I miss you guys. Today I had a spare moment and used it to catch up with some of you.

And you broke my heart.

When last I checked, Susan was going to Cars 2 and space conferences. She was cutting a foam egg crate on twitter. I clicked over to her blog and had one of those "Wait, where am I?" moments.

You should not have a blog because you eventually neglect it. You should not have a blog because through it you make connections with dear friends who write beautifully. You should not have a blog because on a Monday morning you will have to close your door and cry.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I know.

Aunt Bob said...

Same thing happened to me.

Julie said...

Yup.

Violet said...

I'm not familiar with Susan's blog, but I can imagine how awful it must have been to visit her blog expecting to read stories cheery stories of normal family life and get some whole other thing.

Anonymous said...

I feel like I have outgrown it. I just don't have the motivation to write my own stories, and barely the interest to read others. Sadly. That being sad, I used to enjoy it! I am going to really try and start posting again regulatory. xo (xdm)

Mark S said...

No! I check it regularly. This why you should have a blog: What you lack in volume, you more than make up for in straight up honest hilarity.

De in D.C. said...

It's ok to pick and choose. I tried blogging, decided it wasn't really for me, and gave it up. I decided to keep connected with all the friends I made through blogging though. You can still be in a community without doing that thing that brought you together in the first place. People aren't 1-dimensional.