I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking of abandoning my blog all together. I’ve thought about what keeps me updating this blog. I’ve thought about the changes that are happening in my life and where my blog fits in. I’ve thought about the promises I’ve made to my readers and not been able to keep them.
I’ve done a lot of thinking over the past few weeks.
And the answer to all my questions is that I love to write. Yes, writing has been my passion since I was in grade 2 when my first short story was published and sent to the parliament building in Ottawa, ON for a display on children’s writings from across Canada. When those days passed, I became a journal writer, keeping each experience and thought written, as to capture my life into the pages of my notebook. When love and friendship, even family relations seemed to be on a roller-coaster ride, my writing was my support to get through the tough days and appreciate the good days. Yes, I captured my life in poetry and scribbled notes.
When all else failed, I began this blog nearly 2.5 years ago. Originally, it was supposed to be a private blog for me to express the hell I was experiencing at the time. But then people found it and began reading it. Random people, strangers began commenting and sharing their experiences with me and providing their assistance through suggestions. They became my friends and read my blog almost religiously. I enjoyed living in the blogosphere as an anonymous person and chatting with all these different people from across the world.
Maybe I took it all for granted and just got lazy. Maybe I forgot that people actually subscribe to my blog and wait to see an update from me. Maybe I got so self-involved in the things happening in my life that I forgot to share those happenings with all of you. And so, I was stuck in a place where I didn’t know if any of those people who became my friends were still reading this blog or not. I didn’t know if I should continue to give updates and posts and if it’ll ever get read or not.
But at the end of the day, I came to this little conclusion…if the writing is good, the readers will come. So, I am keeping my blog open with the hopes that I can win back my readers and open up the door of conversation again.
I love to write and even if I’m not providing exceptionally helpful content, I am sharing my experiences in life and that is what this blog is all about: sharing life’s experiences with the world. I hope you will all come back and share your life with me as well.
So, today we start over….
Welcome to the beginning of the rest of my life!
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