Thursday, May 23, 2013

Don't you, forget about me.

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.



6 comments:

  1. Just so you know - one of your tens of readers misses you and will be anxiously awaiting your return but I think it's great that you are not writing right now. I know how precious the time with family and friends is and how the jet lag and kids out of a routine do a number on your energy levels. I don't even try to write when we are away and I think that's a good thing. You are on vacation - enjoy it. There will always be time to write when you are back in your routine.

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    1. Thanks Jodi! I actually thought of you when I wrote this because I know you recently took a family vacation and along with it a break from writing. And I also know that you came back with great content as if you never left. So, that's kind of kept me going. : )

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  2. I always enjoy your writing - you are a talented writer with a knack for finding the heartful in the everyday. I constantly forward your postings to younger friends still in the young child rearing stage and to others who've done great work in Africa around HIV/AIDS.

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    1. Wow. That made my day. Thanks for reading, passing on my posts and for this comment!

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  3. No worries, Kim. Your posts are worth the wait! So sit back, smell the roses, and enjoy your family time. We, your loyal readers, will still be here in cyberspace when the time is right for you to post again.

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