I took a little sabbatical last week, and one thing that came up is that I miss my blog. Not the blogs I write for other sites, about whatever their message is, but my own, inward/outward blogs about walking through my life and my work and my garden. It is said that blogs are dying, that no one reads them anymore, but I do. So do you or you wouldn’t be here.
I have let myself become distracted by a thousand other tasks, distracted away from a form I genuinely enjoy and feels wise to me. In fact, the quest for wisdom, the desire to understand what wisdom is, what it means to be wise, to be an elder, a wise woman, has been dogging me lately. Natural, perhaps when a grandchild arrives and you see the future, a future that will not always contain you in this particular form.
The fast, short updates of Facebook and Twitter have shifted attention away from blogs/columns, but while it can feel good to keep up to date with the day to day happenings of people via those methods, there can be no exploration of ideas in those forms, at least I don’t know how to do it.
What I do know is that this slightly longer form, a column or blog, is perfect for me to mull an idea, think about something, share them with you, my reader.
So I’m going to commit to blogging again here. I don’t know how often….maybe once a week sometimes, maybe every day. We’ll see. There is much afoot in my world. A baby and books and walking and trips abroad. I am interested in exploring the idea of wisdom and might come up with a year-long project to see what that looks like.
We’ll see. For now, I wanted to let you know I’m returning to this form.
11 thoughts on “A Return To Blogging”
I’m glad to hear it–I truly enjoy your musings. I’m just a bit behind you on this journey of life, as my children are just now young adults (19 and 17). Life is changing so fast around here. I gain many things to think about from your posts.
Looking forward to future posts/chats 🙂
Yay! I’ve missed your posts.
This just makes me happy, and I hope it does the same for you. Your writing is always inspirational and motivating for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts/joys/sorrows with the world. You have helped guide more journeys than you know.
Welcome back, Barb! You’ve been missed.
Writing in different formats always helps me. It seems to help prod my brain and then open it up and let it fly.
Love your books, love your blog – glad to hear you will hopefully be posting more often.
Ditto marks to all above – we are glad you are back too! I’ve missed the blog and I love to follow you on all your wanderings, whether of thoughts, places, or situations. And, I’d never have tried P&G Tips if not for you! 🙂
I’m so glad you’re going to share more of your lovely, thoughtful posts, Barbara. I always enjoy them and they usually give me mulling fodder.
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