I'm not a great blogger for a lot of reasons. Hell, I have a whole page (that's what they're called, I've come to learn - those tabs at the top of the blog) dedicated as to why I make a crappy blogger. I'm a half-assed user of social media. I eschew new technology. I'm a horrible keeper-in-toucher. I'm uncomfortable with self promotion. I'm pretty lazy with the camera. Etc. etc.
But I have managed to be fairly consistent with my postings - about 6-7 decently thought-out posts a month. That's a pace I can maintain pretty naturally without stressing myself out or forcing myself to write about things I don't actually care about.
Until now. I'm on my annual trip visiting family and it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post. Same thing happened last year and I opened my post saying "forgive me internet for I have sinned, it's be 10 days since my last blog post." My sister read that, and gave me a puzzled look asking something to the effect of "who cares how long it's been since your last blog post?"
It's a good question. Probably nobody. But of all the blogging advice out there, the only onc I've been able to follow has been "post consistently" so I get mildly panicked or itchy when I don't.
Maybe that's why I'm writing this lame excuse for a blog post. To scratch that itch and to assure the tens of readers of my blog that I still exist.
There's actually pretty awesome blog fodder jumping back home - the reverse culture shock observations, the things you notice about your home life after you leave it for a while, the family shenanigans. Lots to write about but little time to do it.
So, this is what you get. A desperate plea not to forget about me and a promise that blog post worth your time, to at least the same degree as watching cats being cute on youtube, is coming. In the meantime, you can check out a piece I recently had published on Brain, Child - which is easily my favorite magazine for parents, and if you're not reading it, you should. That publication is actually a much better use of your time than watching cats on youtube.