Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's just like riding a bike.

For the past three or so months, I've been blogging in my head. I write blog posts about things happening in my day or recount tall tales of the adventures I've gone on and haven't shared.

But then it comes to putting words to a blank screen and suddenly – zilch.

Yesterday I Dessert Day-ed (yes, a verb) with Kirsti and she was like "maybe your New Year's resolution should be to blog once a week." But I've forgotten how, ya'll. (For those who are curious we made caramel salted brownies and they were delicious, but could have been more caramel-y. I didn't take a single photo...I've forgotten).

I remember when blog friends have gone through blogging existential crisises crisii crises and I used to roll my eyes. I didn't want to read about how their blog wasn't suiting them anymore or what they were writing about wasn't a good fit for their space. Who had time for that? I wanted to share in their hopes and dreams and watch as they had big successes and sometimes equally big failures. The day to day musings of someone who I had never met in the flesh but who after months of reading, what turns out to be, their diary I felt deeply connected to.

So of course, I had and am having a blogging crisis. There are many facets. Mostly happiness - happiness happened and now I feel my pool of writable stories is draining (my flair of the dramatic, not so much).

But the truth is...I miss you. I miss what we had together. And the only way to to start.

So hello. Hi. How are you – and I don't mean that in a passing "ok, you?" kind of way, but really – what's news? Is anyone still there?


  1. You totally could have stolen my photos, FYI. And weirdly, the brownies seem more caramel-y today than they did yesterday. Or is that just me?!?!

  2. Yeah, I hope to see you back here more often, like you said it feels like you know people you have never met. Maybe we should hold each other up to a more regular schedule of blogging:)
    Happy New Year.

  3. Hi. Happiness happening here too. :) Glad you're well. Happiest of new years to you and IC!

  4. We're still here...waiting to see what you've been up to :)

  5. What a coincidence. I just posted my first post after a lengthy break from blogging too. I've also been blogging in my head and had good intentions to write about the adventures I've been on, but nothing...

    It's good to have you back.

    1. Welcome back to blogging! I know - someday I'm sure google will come up with a way to blog in our heads and press "submit" and then it shows up for other people somewhere as well...

  6. You're back! Glad to see you haven't given up :)

  7. I'm having similar issues. My dissertation has sucked the "love" out of my I don't feel like making anything (except food) which has severely limited my blogging potential. Maybe I'll get out of this funk, maybe I won't. Who knows.

  8. All the best for the year ahead... here's to more blogging!

  9. Welcome back! I'm a terrible blogger who likes to read others' blogs but can't manage to write anything of my own. Maybe I'll work on that this year!

  10. Still here! I know what you mean about blogging in your head and then blanking out when you see your empty post page. Or then typing useless drivel like I do. Tell us all about what you've been up to, how you feel, and how the job is going!