Finding a way

by Elizabeth on July 14, 2010 · 7 comments

in Blogging, Life


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I’m worried that I might be losing my blogging mojo.

Real life has been difficult to write about lately. Nothing terrible has happened, and there has been no earth-shattering news. Things are ticking along quite well in most areas of my life and for the most part life is good.

So why can’t I write?

I have some theories.

Once upon a time I used to write candidly (and regularly) on a fairly private blog. I had a strong readership of ‘trusted strangers’ who used to follow my little adventures and offer their thoughts. Over time a lot of real-life people started to read along, and I began to fear that damage might be done with thoughtless words. I’ve never been big on speaking to real-life people through my blog, so I think I began to choose my words more carefully.

But, real life happens and it doesn’t make sense to keep a personal blog without acknowledging the things that go on. Otherwise it would just become a catalogue of links and other peoples’ pictures. Yawn.

There’s an awful lot of unwritten Real Life from the past couple of years that I wish I could talk about now. A couple of friendships have been let go, and wasted energy restored. It would serve no purpose to re-hash it all here, but these were big decisions that have helped to shape the person I’m becoming.

I like this person way better than the old one, for what it’s worth. But that doesn’t mean that these changes haven’t left a dent or two.

So, I’ll continue to mull over these ideas and figure out some balance that will keep me blogging and engaged with you guys again. I miss this place a lot lately.

How are things with you?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Trish July 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I miss you and your adventures too :-(

Shar July 15, 2010 at 12:54 am

I never entirely understood why you gave up your fairly private blog. I still maintain that you could do both – public entries here, and the more private ones there. I don’t think it has to be just all or nothing. Although if you have a lot of real life people on your private blog, that’s a different challenge altogether.

teddi July 15, 2010 at 3:55 am

i always say do whatever feels best for you. because it is after all your life to live & not anyone else’s. as it is your choice to decide what and how much of it you want to share. either way and anyway as long as you feel safe. :)

Fifikins July 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I’ve missed you, but understand when you need a break. Must admit how excited I was to see there was a Scarletword waiting for me in my feed reader though :-)

Nadine July 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I’ve missed you too! xx

But, I do understand where you’re coming from. :)

Ralf July 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Whatever, as long as you don’t stop the camgirl picture posts on that other other public site…

Ralf

Laura July 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm

You know what I find helps, the redskin-scent of a cupcake-shaped candle.
Just sayin’ ;) x

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