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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I blinked!

Wow, that was a long blog break!

  About two months.

And I had no idea that a break was coming.

  No idea!!

And if you "blink" ... things change.

During the blink (ok, it was a 2-month blink - but who was counting) - I discovered a few things:
  • I missed blogging! (I guess that shouldn't be a shocker, but it was.)  I missed writing.  I missed visiting blogs.  I missed being visited.
  • I missed stuff!  All kinds of stuff.  Stuff like:        
                   A good blogger friend was hospitalized!  Double yikes!!   So sorry, HappyOne.
                   Another blogger friend returned to blogging after a long absence like me.  Welcome back
                             Noofy.
                   One blogging friend just picked up everything and moved away.  Wow,
                             Diane, when you make a change you don't mess around.
                   My cousin who knits, spins, and weaves ... knits, spins and weaves rings around me!
                            Talk about productive, Linda.  (So I clarify a bit.  This isn't new behavior for her.
                             She has been doing it for a long time.  But sitting on your own butt for 2 months
                             exacerbates the impact of her creative output. )  Hangs head in shame.
  • I panicked a bit when Google Reader announced their departure.  They were my blog post capture tool. Oh my God!!  How will I keep up with everyone?  (... that is after I stop blinking) But now I subscribe to blogs by email - a much more civilized method of keeping up with blog posts.  So "good riddens" Google Reader - I blinked, you bowed out, and my blog life improved!  So there, Goggle Reader! 
Going forward I need to be more reasonable about blogging - so I can avoid the "blink" effects.
  • Blog on a semi- regular schedule.  At least once a week sounds good - thanks for the idea, Noofy.
  • Limit blog subscriptions.  It is totally unrealistic to have over 500 outstanding blog posts to read.  And, seriously, that was the number when I was brave enough to peak at Google Reader during the blink.
  • Subscribe to blogs by email -  I get new posts each day a little at a time.  Really, folks, that has been refreshing!
Woo Hoo!

Glad to be back ... 
even if I am talking to myself only after all this time
and all you guys have moved on to others
who don't have blink issues.

:-)


     

11 comments:

  1. And in the "blink of an eye" you returned . . . happy days are here again!

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    1. It is comforting to know I am not talking to myself!! LOL

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  3. Welcome back. You think you spent a lot of time reading blogs?
    You should try it on dial-up!
    I go wash dishes, crochet, catch up my bill paying, play with my dog....
    I'll check into that email thing.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Oh my gosh Anita. I can't imagine how frustrating that much be for you.

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  4. Welcome back! I keep up with new blog posts on my Dashboard. I accidentally followed using Google Reader once and didn't like the interface at all, and I think I'd be overwhelmed by new posts in my inbox. Maybe I follow too many blogs! ;-)

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    1. You know I have never used anything other than Google Reader so I have nothing to compare it to.

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  5. Together, we'll walk weekly through blogdom, sharing our lives, just like old times. I've missed everyone too, especially you, welcome back!

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  6. Lovely to see your post and Happy Birthday!

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