I Just Couldn't Do It............
When it came time to press the key, I just couldn't do it. Believe me when I say that nobody is more surprised than I am. Just as I was reaching for the delete button, I started feeling that if I pressed it, it would be like I was "deleting" a little bit of myself. A flood of emotion overtook me as I started to think about all the memories that have been recorded in this little blog, and most especially, all the many treasured friendships that have been made because of it. How in the world could I say good-bye to all of that?
When I first started blogging it wasn't nearly as popular as it is now. Very quickly I connected with dear kindred spirits, and that connection brought me great joy. I absolutely loved that I was able to share my heart through the written word, and was so happy and surprised that anybody would even care to read what I had written! As I continued to blog I still got immense pleasure out of posting and commenting on other blogs, but something was happening in the blog world that I felt like I couldn't, and didn't want to, keep up with. Sadly, for me, the dear, sweet simplicity of blogging was gone.
As I looked around, blogging seemed to have taken on a whole new life of it's own. Followings, stats, awards, etc...... My head started spinning and I wondered," how in the world can I keep up with all of this?" The answer became very clear to me. Number one, I couldn't. Number two, I didn't want to. So, quite simply, I had a decision to make, and you know what it was. However, during my blogging break, it became very apparent to me that I was giving up the very thing that I loved. Plain and simple, I love to write! I love to share my heart, as well as my life with you. So, even though I won't be "keeping" up with all of the new things in the blog world, I will continue to do what I love! For those of you who still want to read what I have to say, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Edited To Add: Golly, y'all sure know how to make a girl feel loved!!!! Thank you so much for welcoming me back to the blog world with open arms and loving hearts! I have missed y'all so, and thanks to your warm welcome it is starting to feel like I never even left!