Monday, September 27, 2010

Been Pondering A Situation

In case you haven't noticed, I haven't been blogging much lately. In fact I think I've only posted 4 times in the past 4 months! Not good. Which leads me to my pondering ....

A couple months ago I mentioned to the hubster that I was thinking of shutting down my blog. He thought that was a great idea! Oh boy, not exactly the kind of encouragement one wants to hear, but I knew what he meant. I waste/spend alot of time reading blogs and not much writing. My blog is mainly for my own enjoyment as I think I only have 3 faithful readers. And I've always been ok with that. I'm not making money on my blog so have never felt like I had to make it into a job.

And on top of all that wishywashyness, last march I started writing a novel that had been simmering around in my head for years. I'm pretty excited about the book and am scheduling my time to daily write another 500 words on the novel rather than writing another blog post that only I will read. I hope someday to get the book published and than you all can read it too.

So all that brings me back to what to do with my blog here at Challenges and Adventures? I think I've been procrastinating shutting it down, cuz I have enjoyed blogging and getting to know others in the blogging world. And I hate endings. So I'm copping out and thinking I'll just put it to private instead of erasing it altogether. I have no idea what that means if you get this in your reader. It probably won't matter as I don't see myself coming back to post on it, tho I never say never.

And one more picture of the love of my life.

Til next time .... (whenever that may be)


Mary Ann said...

I think setting it to private is a better idea than shutting it down altogether. At least you can make it public again later if you'd like and still have everything intact.

I'll miss your writings but I know I'll still keep up with you on facebook.

Best wishes with whatever you decide to do!

Kimberly said...

Hi Gail:

I am sad that only today I realized that you have a blog. I am happy that you are going to be writing a novel, though I'm sad that I won't get to read more of this blog. I like your voice!

Your friend,

Kim Skeen Madsen

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of Michael! I really like that your blog and another friend's now are linked to Facebook, as I am much more likely to see it there and it is also easier to make a comment! I have definitely enjoyed feeling like I am more a part of your life (actually know what is happening) but of course that can also come through in a simpler way on Facebook.
Cousin Joy

Anonymous said...


is it really a waste of your time or is it your way of sorting out your thoughts and feelings?? just saying do whatever you think is right but people write for all kinds of reasons and they don't all have to make $ , or make sense, or make others happy or entertained etc good luck on your novel you know i'd be first in line to buy it :)

gloria derosa

Trish said...

I honestly think the only rules about blogging are the ones you make for yourself. So if you decide to leave it up and write whenever you feel like it, or make it private, or whatever you want, that is totally up to you.

I have several blogs in my feed reader that only post once in a while, and I am always delighted when something pops up from them.

Blessings to you whatever you decide!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I love hearing what's going on in your life. But don't feel guilty if you can only blog once in a while. It's your blog. Do what you can handle & don't feel guilty about not being able to do more.

*carrie* said...

Just checking in Gail. I agree with the other commenter who said it's your blog and you should determine what fits you and your family best!

Thanks for faithfully commenting on my posts!