This post has been a draft for almst five months now... These past six months have been a struggle. A struggle to make myself blog. I lost the urge abruptly in mid January. I was supposed to post my TUSAL picture. I needed to post some updates on my WIPocalypse projects and my BAP project and other things. I needed to read the blogs I follow in my Google Reader and probably comment if I want to have comments on my blog.
Friday, June 29, 2012
But I think somewhere over the last year of not blogging a whole lot, I lost the joy I originally had with blogging and it somehow became more of an onerous obligation. Not because of you lovely stitching folks out there who have found your way to my blog, but because I simply would rather be stitching or crocheting or reading your blogs and commenting when I felt like it. The time it takes to type and edit and add pics (after first resizing them and uploading to Flickr and then copying and pasting the links, not to mention taking the numerous pics of updates) is more time away from doing the things I would rather be doing. And let's face it, I am not all that spectacular of a blogger OR stitcher that my presence in this vast online community will be all that missed. (please note that I am in no way fishing for reassurance with that statement.)
And I guess I'm not so good at the online thing. I'm a pretty poor Facebook friend. I rarely post and/or comment. I forget to check my events and miss half the birthdays. I am not a very socially active person in real life and I guess that is doubly true online.
One of my personal goals is to be a better friend in my offline life and for that I have to spend time offline connecting with those people. That's not to say that I won't be dropping by your blog from time to time and leaving a comment. It's also not to say that I wouldn't welcome personal email correspondence or stitching exchange with anyone. I hope that my decision does not actually offend any of you that I have "met" online. It just means that I have no plans to update or even continue this blog in the near future. It will stay up indefinitely but could come down anytime. In the words of Bilbo Baggins:
I regret to announce that this is the end. I'm going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell. Good-bye.
Posted by Sonda at 3:32 AM