Monday, October 19, 2009

I miss blogging. Terribly.


Facebook, kinda took over. It's fabulous in a "OMG, I've reconnected with so many long lost child hood friends" kinda way. I don't enjoy writing. I have no aspirations to be a writer. Never have. But I enjoy keeping a journal of sorts for myself and my family. I originally thought that facebook would kinda kill 2 birds with 1 stone....I could give quick little 140 or less character updates about our family's happenings in a family journal sort-a way....AND....reconnect with friends at the same time.

Not so.


You can't go back in time on Facebook to a specific year or month...say...August of 2009 to read about how my son qualified for nationals in his Future Stars gymnastics meet (oh yes he did!!)....or how the offer we placed on our dream waterfront vacation home was accepted....(oh yes it was!!)...Or to Sept. to read my quick little blurbs about our closing and our 1st weekend trip to our beloved new home. Instead, you have to scan through page after page of recent updates to get to the later updates. Not convenient. Within a week...posts are pretty much to be forgotten about.

So, now, I feel like there are 5 months of our lives that will be forever forgotten. Never to be revisited again. And these past 5 months have truly been 5 of the best months this family has lived. And I now have no words written to remind myself or my family of how special a time in our lives this has been.

But (YES! I started a sentence with the word "BUT"! Get over it!) every time I've thought about sitting at the computer and starting up this blog again....I've felt over whelmed. And (*gasp*) I have no idea why. I think I've let all these fabulous writers in this bloggy land intimidate me. No one's fault but my own. I can't keep up. And I really don't want to try. I let my growing desire for comments and bloggy approval make me forget my original purpose in starting this blog to begin with. It bothered the hell out of me to read other bloggers criticizing (on their own blogs) how other people were horrible writers... grammar and spelling imperfect....or how their blog content was boring....or offensive.....giving "tips" on how to have a great blog.

Really?

I felt like I was doing this whole blog thing wrong. That unless I was a fantastic writer I had no business writing a blog. And so I quit.

But now I have nothing written down to account for the past 5 months of my life and that makes me sad. So....

There will be poor grammar, misspelled words, and maybe even some offensive language from time to time. That's me *shrugs shoulders*. Don't get your panties in a bunch over it....just walk away. I promise you won't hurt my feelings.

11 comments:

Tara R. said...

Good to see you back out and about. I truly hope there is some offensive language and typos, I can't be the only one who types faster than she thinks.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Yay! You're back! I've missed you. But I *totally* get why you took a break. It IS so intimidating when you feel like you're up against amazing writers and/or very harsh criticism. I started my blog for the same reason: just to write & chronicle my life. It is such a gift to be able to look back and remember what I'd forgotten.

Hope you keep up with it. :) I'm dying to hear all about your new vacation home and catch up on what's happening with your kids. I got kinda attached to ya, ya know. :)

♥ Spoiled Mommy ♥ said...

yeah!!!
you must have felt me looking for you the other day...i was, really!

thank u for speaking EXACTLY how i feel. i havent wrote much about my family happenings and it makes me sad...but like you, i felt overwhelmed with the comments, site visits, etc im hoping that once i get my life organized then things will change.

Melisa with one S said...

OHMYGOD you're back! Yay!

Nice to "see' you again!

April said...

Welcome back!

amandashead said...

Welcome back!! You have no idea how happy i was to stumble upon this post a few days ago! I've been feeling exactly the same way recently, and reading this gave me the motivation to jump back in myself. So thank you :)

amandashead said...

...and i think I just posted a comment, like...4 times. See how out of shape I am? Grrr....

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Yay! You're back! I know what you mean, I am fighting to hang on, but I'd rather do it than nothing. Maybe we should make a pact and cancel our FB's? Yeah right... Okay, but I need to be a better blogger also.

Thanks for posting this, not just for you, but me.

Mama Smurf said...

Awww...you guys are so sweet! Thanks so much for the kind words! =)

Kori said...

ITs about effing time you got back. Jebus. :)

common mom said...

OK - I'm WAY late on this one . . . I quit checking the blog in July ;-) I'm SOOOO glad you're back blogging! I enjoy the Facebook notes, but the blogs are what I like . . . more detail, more heart, more feeling. I'm looking forward to getting to read again :-)