Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When life hands you lemons, you should .....

make lemonade?

Here's what you get when you squeeze a lemon and it explodes all over your clothes!  It's a good thing this is an old top or I'd be really peeved.

Anyway, today I want to talk about blogging. It's pretty evident that I have fallen so far off the blog trail that mine barely exists anymore. I never was good at daily blogging but for awhile was doing what I consider a pretty decent job at being regular. Sure there was the occasional "fall off the wagon" but I was always able to pick myself up, shake the dust off, and start over again. And then ..... I don't know what happened. I just got totally sidetracked, by life I guess. On top of that, I think I began to feel pressure to produce something that everyone would find entertaining. Apparently (in my mind anyway) I was blogging for everyone else and not myself. It was just too much. So, I quit.

Yes, I QUIT.

But you know what? I started having ideas pop into my head, "hey, that would be a good blogging topic," followed by, "no, we're not doing that anymore." Then there were other things - events, photo ops, memories, etc. - that I began to think, "I really should write about that," and still couldn't bring myself to put it in black and white. And yet it kept gnawing at me ... put it out there. you need to write it down. you need to make sure you don't forget about it. 

Finally I've decided to once again give it a try. This time I'm going to work real hard to not create pressures for myself. My goal is to capture moments. They may mean nothing to anyone but me, but that's ok. No one may read this but me, but that too is ok. If someone leaves a comment I'm going to be pleased and grateful that someone cared enough to comment, but if there are no comments I'm not going to be disappointed or give up because I'm going to remember that I write this blog for ME.

So there you have it ... me, once again .... tryin' it

One more thing, here's a shout out to my "sister" Janet, you've stuck by me and encouraged me all along. Thank you!

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