First of all, I promise I won't go on and on about this. But why have so many of us let our blogs flounder? I'm not the only one with a blog that's flopping around on the boat and gasping for air. (Ewww. That's a terrible visual image. And I'd re-write it but I'm NOT self-editing, dammit)
As for me, I'm still stitching and enjoying it more than ever. I'm enjoying the companionship of fellow stitchers - both online and in real life. And I'll bet many of you are too. So why the heck are our blogs sitting idle?
Did some of us go through life changes? I know that I wrote (probably too much) about my children, but now they're grown and gone and aren't constant fodder for my blog anymore. So that's a life change. And I went back to work outside my home. Yeah....that's an exciting change. (insert the proper sarcastic tone). Did I have a joy of life back then that was easy to identify and that I'm searching to identify it now? Not that I'm not happy...just that I can't articulate it here.
So what are your thoughts? And if you think about it and come up with an answer and have an idle blog you'd like to kick start, go write them in your blog.
In the meantime, I want to give you all a link to my friend Patricia's blog, Being Boswell. We've been friends for-almost-ever and a while back she moved away. Not far, but far enough. Well, recently we've reconnected and I realize just how much I missed our long talks and laughs.
Anyway, Patricia's a counselor who specializes in women's issues and she writes a very thoughtful and timely blog. At least for me, anyway. For instance, Whodathought we'd be redefining ourselves in our 50's? Evidently it's not uncommon, but still...I felt (and still often feel) rather blindsided. And Patricia writes about it.
So follow that link up there and poke around on her blog and leave her a comment if you'd like. I know she'd appreciate it.