Where the hell have you been, Laurinda

Photo by Flickr user Michael Batfish

Is so easy.  You get busy and then one day passes, then 2, them 30.  And before you know it, you are one of those blogs you HATE.  The ones where there is nothing new posted for about 3 million days.  Crickets sound.  Cobwebs collecting in the corner.

What happened?  I didn’t show up.

Its like the friend who stops calling.  Doesn’t come when invited.  And you get pissed off because you take it personally.  What did I say?  What the hell is wrong?

But its not you, its me.  I didn’t show up.

Why?  Oh god.  I could give you three million reasons.  I was busy, my computer has been a pain in the ass, my personal life took over, I was focused on starting other things.

At the end of day, for this relationship to work.  I have to do my part.  I know that.  And I didn’t.

I’m sorry.

I will do better.

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  1. I may need to write one of these blog posts soon myself. I broke the Postaweek2011 pact! *GASP* It happens. I know your next post will be just as epic and worth the wait! =o)

  2. Been there. Done that. Used all the excuses too.
    It still baffles me how some of the blogs I read are published faithfully on a daily basis. I don’t know how they do it. I like to think though, that when I do have something to say people will appreciate it a lot more because they haven’t heard from me in awhile so I must have something to say worth reading. There are times I read a “daily” blogger and say, “well, I could have skipped that one” (and perhaps they should have too). A couple of days ago I actually received 2 posts from the same “daily blogger”. I will be unsubscribing that one…believe me what they have to say isn’t important enough for me to give up that much of my reading time.
    My point is…and I do have one. When I see a post from you Laurinda, I will always stop and read it because I know you have something to say, perhaps more so because it is not there every day like clockwork.

  3. Thanx Yomar. Not an easy task to keep up.

  4. Always nice to hear another perspective Michelle! I need to find the daily publish pill.. but only if I have something of value to say. Good point. And thanx.

  5. I think this has happened to all of us Laurinda.

    What I can say is that I haven’t forgotten any of you. :) I thank Triberr for helping create a community that makes us feel this “sense of loss” (so to speak), when one or all of us drop of the map for awhile.

  6. Yes… it is a great feeling that I’m not alone. But, I have this part of me screaming to get back at it. So.. onwards and upwards.

  7. I’m with Dave. Priorities shift and unless you’re a full-time pro blogger (about 1% of the population), you should not feel pressured to keep up just for the sake of keeping up. You should write because you love it, not because you feel obligated. =o)

  8. Agreed Yomar. But there is a difference between infrequent posts and no post. The more days that go by, the harder it is to go back. Like you forgot the routine, the password, the make up of the WP admin pages. Like all good habits, there needs to be some consistency.

  9. Building our blogging muscles is like visiting the gym, it is hard to get back when you lose momentum. Welcome back buddy! :)

  10. To realize it’s okay, come back – and get going again when all else seems to say otherwise, is the sign of a good blogger. One who understands the “long haul.” I, for one, am glad to have you back my friend. :)

  11. Blame it on Turkey Coma and Facebook games. That’s my explanation and I’m sticking to it. [grin]

  12. Have I ever been there. And yes, as Mattias says, it’s like falling out of your gym schedule (embarrassed pause). But you should cut yourself some slack. Your life has to always take precedent.

    I’m just happy that you’re ok and look forward to reading whatever you want to share with us whenever you want to share it. :-)

  13. Laurinda,

    I knew you were there. You were playing barbies in the tree house, right?

    (that was looped!)

    I too have been less available in some respects. Getting things started. Finishing things up. Dodging local bullets. Leaping tall turkeys in a single bound.

    That regular rhythm I miss too. But all ebbs and flows, and here we all are. So cool to see familiar faces — A lot of the BOAF brood.

    We’ll get back on track! Just a tweet or a Like away… :)

    ~Keri

  14. @Mattias. I take full comfort that at least blogging again does not hurt as much as going back to the gym after a long break. That’s just down right painful!

  15. Thanx Christian! Yes.. the long haul. I’m still here and that counts! Thanx.

  16. @Stan. LOL!! Shhhhh!! thats our secret.

  17. @Ray. Thanx for the support. Yes… we are always harder on ourselves than others are. Onwards and Upwards!

  18. @Keri. I agree. I guess its riding it all out and just keep moving forward. And I would have no idea what I would do without the #BOAF team! Thanx guys.

  19. Don’t beat yourself up. There is a life outside of the internet (as I’m constantly reminded by my husband). We have all been in your shoes. You will write when you can, and when you do, we will be here. :)

  20. Thanx Knikkolette! I appreciate your support.

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