We all do it; we push blogging in to the back corners of our mind hoping to survive the current tidal wave of busyness (i.e. holidays, incoming relatives, math tests or simply, life.) After a while we remember that “Oh yes, I do have this thing called a blog … I wonder if I still have any followers?” We march to the computer hoping to type a great piece of literature only to produce a small, ridiculous post resembling something you wrote back in 6th grade. So, whatever can one do? What should a blogger do after returning from his or her great disappearance?
First, don’t fall off the face of the earth. Literally and figuratively—neither are very good for keeping one’s blog current. (And I mean literally … has anyone seen Gravity? You don’t want to fall off the face earth. Ever.)
Second, don’t make all sorts of excuses for said disappearance. No one needs to know how busy school has been (check), how painful your math class is (check), how you’ve added an extra day to your work schedule (check), how you’ve had out-of-town guests (check), how you had the worst cold (check) and haven’t crawled your weary body into bed till 12 a.m. every night (double check).
Instead, tell your readers the good things like how much you love fall weather or how good it was to see your college-going brother last weekend. They may enjoy hearing about your recent double date with Dalton (he is feeling much better—thank you for your prayers!), your parents and the Chiweenie, Chloe. Discuss the lessons your Abba Father has been teaching and how He gives so many blessings every day. Tell your Thanksgiving plans, how your first corn maze went or how you have managed to not finish a single book last month but you did manage to clean the scrapbooking area and paint adorable signs for your future
nest, I mean, house.
Manage to squeeze some of your quirky humor into a post full of adorable pictures and you, my friend, will have been forgiven for your absence and welcomed back into the blogging community.
At least, I hope you will be welcomed back … because that is exactly what I plan to do. J
In case you were curious Dalton’s sister took these pictures and didn’t she do a marvelous job! The first one she and her cousin worked together on … I love the heart. The second is of Dalton and I under his shawl; we are not Jewish but Dalton really appreciates and admires the Jewish culture. The last one is one of my favorites! Which one do you like the best?
Love to you, dearies! I’m glad to be back in the writing world and hope to catch up with you soon.
p.s. This post is meant to be fun and lighthearted so please do not think I am saying I do not read posts of day to day stuff … I love reading about your lives in all its fashions! 🙂