I've been a blogger since 2006. That's a pretty long time, especially for me - I'm the type who gets bored and moves on to other things after a while. I love having a place to share my thoughts and feelings and vent my frustrations - politely, of course - and I love changing my blog backgrounds (as I'm sure you've noticed) and making it really feel like it's mine. I used to post about three times a week, sometimes with words of wisdom and sometimes with goofy jokes or pictures. As of late, though, my posting has really petered out, and I came to a realization tonight.
I miss blogging.
I've been so crazy busy lately that I haven't made the time for it. My freelance editing business has really kicked up, and then of course those four kids I have, plus a husband, and writing my Write It Right series, and writing a few other books as well, plus several other projects I've had going on ... Blogging has taken a back burner, with the exception of helping friends out with book promotions. I've been using Facebook as the outlet for the snarky comments I used to post here, but you can only ramble so much in a Facebook status, and sometimes I want to ramble for pages and pages and pages ...
I miss blogging.
I miss sitting down and immersing myself in my stream of consciousness and just saying whatever floats to the top, knowing you guys will understand me. And I miss feeling awesome when I get two or four or six comments, knowing that you chose to take time out of your busy day to come and visit me - that's hugely validating.
So I'm going to shoehorn in a minute here and there to start blogging again. It makes me happy - it really does. And if I don't really have a topic and I'm all over the place and kind of random, I know that's okay because you've come to expect that from me and that's part of why you're here - you enjoy my quirkiness.
So I don't have to miss blogging anymore. And that feels great.