Wednesday, August 15, 2012

To Blog or not to Blog . . .

That's the question I've been asking myself quite a bit lately.  For months, actually.  

Seems I've been in a rut most of this year. 

I've been 
In a down right funk.

Guess you could say I've been in a funky rut.

Can't put my finger on it.  

Don't know if it's mid-life kicking in hard.  
God willing I live to be 96.

It could even be the onset of pre-menopause. 

Maybe it could be the realization my boys aren't quite boys anymore.  Just proving even more I'm getting older! 
My older two both officially over 21 now,  and the youngest starting high school.

Possibly a combination of all of the above.

I can't say it's been a bad year . . . 
not a particularly great one . . . 
But overall I can't, shouldn't, complain.

As for my blog, I feel with all this funky rut stuff going on, I've not had much, if anything, to offer.  When I started this blog, my main objective was to feel more a part of the blog world I obsessively loved to visit.  To share a little of me with so many wonderful bloggers who've shared themselves and their homes and their ideas.  Hell, I haven't even visited so many of my most favorite blogs in forever.  Frankly, I'm hardly on the computer at all anymore.  I check my email from time-to-time and keep track of my bank accounts and bills.  That's pretty much it!

Maybe it's a computer thing.  
Maybe I've burned myself out with all the ongoing, never ending amounts of stimuli out there on the world wide web.  

So, I've decided to let my last 4 or 5 regular readers {if that} know that I'm officially declaring a blogging hiatus.   My heart doesn't tell me to shut it down.  I'm hoping I can break free from the funky rut eventually, and get back in there reading and sharing with all the wonderful bloggers I've met over the years.

I felt the need to compose this little post just so ya'll knew.  There's been a few bloggers whom I just loved to visit, and then one day with no word, no warning, they just stop blogging.  Hoping it wasn't what some might think is the worst obvious scenario, I could never understand why they never published a little blurb if just to say "that's all folks"

Let's hope I can find a way to get rejuvenated and dig up that inspiration and motivation to get the 
oohhh sooo many unfinished projects completed.  Start the ones I've had tucked away in the back of mind forever.  And get back to reading and enjoying the blogs I've loved for so long.  

Can't say I'll be gone for a week, a month or even a couple months.  Let's hope it's not much longer than that!  In the meantime, I'm going to at least try to get back into reading the so many blogs I've loved for so long.  

Thanks to those of you who are fairly regular readers and leave comments.  
I've truly appreciated your readership.  

Thanks for visiting!
Leave a comment so I can get to know you.


Hopemore Studio said...

I often find myself in the middle of a blogging hiatus w/o having planned I am in the same place as you, finding it difficult to blog, read, and comment.

I'm glad you aren't leaving us completely. Please know you will be missed but also celebrated back if and when you decide to.

marie said...

I was just discussing this topic with my daughter last night. She blogs too. To blog or not to blog, that IS the question.
She's finding it harder and harder to stick with it. I told her she needed to take a break. Blogging is not fun if your heart isn't in it. I know I have those kind of days.

Take a bit of a break...but come back soon. I want to see how the bathroom turns out!! :)

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Carla I am in the exact same "funky rut" for some of the exact same reasons you listed! My blog has been so neglected and not on purpose just pushed to the back burner without intending to. I really can not put my finger on the "rut" I'm in here's to getting out of our ruts and hopefully blogging again! HUGS!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Carla ~ I so understand your feelings! I truly feel like blogging should be something you WANT to do...something fun...a place to share what you're up to...a respite of sorts. So if it's not feeling like ANY of these things, step away for awhile, take a should NOT feel like a chore but a little place you go to share with friends what you're up to. Don't you worry, we'll be waiting when you come back ;)
hugs and love,

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I completely get it Carla! I've had a bit of a rough year myself and my blog just kind of limped along. Blogging should be fun and right now it is again for me but when life gets overwhelming it definitely takes a back burner. Take all the time you want and need. You might get that spark back and if you do we'll be here!

Kerin said...

Hi Carla...
As you know, I will miss you.
But, I understand... COMPLETELY!

Remember.. I shut down my Cottage On Main blog? Well.. I've opened it again.
So.. that makes 2 blogs.

However... I have made a promise to myself not to feel obligated to blog.
Just to blog when the mood strikes me.
Hope you'll do the same.

Luv ya...

Jillayne said...

Yup, yup and yup - I get it completely. Life is busy and I think cyclic too; we go through phases and such where something is hugely important and then not so much; many of the bloggers I first visited are no longer posting.
I'm so glad you did this post though - I would have hated it if you just "fell off" like so many do. I have enjoyed your blog and should you ever decide to start up again, I'll be here. Take care and best of luck!

Becky Shander said...

I get like this too...but it passes. And then there's fresh inspiration and motivation...I hope you find this to be the case too.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Carla! I am just popping in to see how you are doing! Hope you are well and having a great fall! Miss seeing you in blogland! Hope you have found the rejuvenation that you were looking for my friend! Happy Thanksgiving! Angie xo

Lucy May said...

Like anything else, we try new things and find great joy in them for a period of time, and then one day we realize we need a different outlet, new inspiration, new challenge, variety! Change propels us forward!

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Professional Doctorates by Lora said...

A shake up of a Shakespearian quote is not a bad way to start a post. I think we all have been going through a funky rut lately. A hiatus will be good for reviving the batteries and pulling you out of a rut.

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Clipping Path said...

Thank you! This is super helpful and well written!

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