My, it has been a long foggy road since I last regularly posted.
Now, it is time to shine a light through the mental mistiness and return to regular life.
I've been not blogging for a couple of reasons.
First, I blog for myself and for my family. It is a record of our goings and doings and endeavors. I love to look back and see my kids when they were little and remember all the fun things we have done. It is a record of a lot of their lives, even at times a weekly record of what we've learned. I like to post book reviews so I can remember my impressions and ideas of books I've read (re member ... again make a part of myself; love those "re" words). Although my general purpose in blogging goal is a personal one, I was starting to sin by desiring the comments (and let's face it commmendations) of you out there in blogdom and resenting it when I did not get comments or commendation. I was feeling neglected, despite not being a heavy commenter myself. So, I needed to take myself away from the milieu.
Second, I wanted to really determine what I wanted from my blog. So many bloggers use it as an income source, and I just don't want this blog to be that. Affiliate programs, writing eBooks, driving sales, driving numbers ... that's just not me. I love a lot of blogs that it *is* them - this is not to sit in judgement at all, but I know some things about myself ... organization challenged, don't always follow-through, taking assignments from others (even book clubs I want to be in!) are things I'm terrible at. Having pre-designed outlines to give structure and fill in thoughts is what I'm better at. I am a Meme Queen. I don't think I can apologize for that.
So, I am going to disallow comments for a time while I get back into the habit of blogging. I have found that blogging helps force me to keep things under some amount of control - housekeeping, school, reading. It makes me accountable to put it out there into the void.
Look for a Daybook entry later today :)