Here we go again…

If anyone is still actually reading, you might have wondered where I’ve been.  Well, I’m here to assure you that I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth.  I just needed a short break…that turned into a long break…that turned into me almost putting an end to this whole blogging thing.

I’d love to say that I’ve just been really busy…and I have.  But that’s not the reason I stopped.  See…I’m not a mommy blogger or a food blogger or a design blogger.  I write about my life and I put a lot out there every day.  About a year ago, I found out someone with questionable intentions was reading and as much as I was all “I’m not going to let this bother me and I’m going to just keep doing what I do”, the reality was it bothered me…a lot.  So when I sat down to write a post, I spent more time thinking about this person and their intentions than I did about what I was writing.  It got very frustrating and it took all the fun out of writing for me.  So I stopped.

At first it was good…almost a relief.  After three years of very frequent posting, not having the pressure of putting up a post every day was kind of freeing.  But I quickly started to miss it.  I had a lot of ideas…things I wanted to write…but when I would sit in front of my computer my brain would freeze up and Candy Crush was so much more appealing an option than actually writing.  I started to think that I should just give it all up, shut the blog down and be done with it.  I toyed with that idea for quite a while, but that’s not what I wanted.

Then I considered starting over, putting together something new and keeping myself anonymous this time.  The thing is…I love it here.  This blog is who I am and who I’ve been for the past three and a half years.  And I’ve gotten so much out of blogging.  The friendships I’ve made are so important to me and I’d hate to lose out on that going forward.

The only option left was to come back here and start over.  So that’s what I’m doing.  You might have noticed my fancy new redesign, which I didn’t create, but I did install all by myself.  It’s my first step to a fresh, new start.  Next up…an update of everything I’ve been doing while I wasn’t here, including how I did on my first attempt at my 101 list and my new list.

I’m not completely over my hang ups and I can’t help but worry that the same person will start blog-stalking me again.  But I’ve missed you all like a fat kid misses cake.  So here we go again…

Comments

  1. Glad to see you posting again–sorry your stalker got you down :(

  2. Yay, glad to see you back. I actually checked last week to see if you were still posting.

  3. Don’t let the stalkers hold you back – I hate that about blogging. It’s the price we have to pay putting our life on the internet. I’m glad you’re back. I can only take so many lifestyle blogs that are simply pictures of perfect lives etc before I need someone to write something pretty, or meaningful or funny!

    I think all of us that sort of met around the same time, started at the same time, also sort of fell off at the same time, and we all seem to slowly be coming back :) We’re in this together :)

  4. Welcome back, my love. Don’t let the stalkers discourage you from doing what you love; you are so very good at it. I’ve missed you oodles and it’s so great to see you back. I also love the new blog design :) It suits your new home.

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