Blogging has its ups and its downs. Some weeks I’m on a roll, and I seem to have something to say almost every day. Some weeks I feel like there’s no point in bothering. What I have to say has all been said before, or someone else said it first and said it better. Those are the weeks I slip out of sight and wait until inspiration strikes again.While not always profound, I do okay. Most posts get a like or two, and some get more. Where I’ve struggled a fair bit has been keeping up with fellow bloggers. There are many of you out there who I consider friends, and I love following blogs and reading posts.

Not too many months ago, though, I walked away from blogging and focused all my creative time and energies on writing my own fiction. I got so caught up in the world and people I was creating that I never had time to read blogs. So I shut them all off. In a moment of insanity, I deleted it all. I stopped following, and I stopped all the emails I had filling my inbox to overflowing every day. That was a mistake. 

I lost touch with many people that I truly enjoyed reading. The silence was deafening. Then I realized the silence was lonely, and I didn’t like it much. 

 Now that life has settled in to more of a routine, and the fervor (or fever) for writing has died back to a manageable pace I’m trying to blog more. I’m trying to read more. I’m trying to photograph more. 

Hopefully friends won’t mind if I’m hit or miss with posts, comments or follow-up. Trying to do it all is hard, and I’ve never said that I was anything more than a work in progress.

Sometimes in blogging what I have to say is not as important as listening to what others are saying. 


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7 thoughts on “Profound Listening 

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    I am glad you came back. 🙂

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    1. Aw, thank you. Me, too!

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  2. There are not many of us squirrel obsessed bloggers out there, so I am glad you came back!

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    1. 😁 My squirrels are now hanging on the siding on my house to get my attention. I have several that sit on the porch railing and beg.

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  3. pattisj says:

    I wish there could be more hours in the day to blog all we want! LOL But, that isn’t going to happen, so we have to find a happy medium and go with it.

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  4. I feel exactly the same way. Blogging is wonderful when I’m inspired. When I’m not, I feel guilty for not posting. When I get behind in reading other blogs I feel like I’m missing visits with friends. If I enjoy someone’s blog, its worth the wait and your blog is one that I look forward to reading. If you need to take time off, that’s fine with me! I do the same thing!

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    1. Thanks, Sherrie. I’m behind on mine again! It happens so fast.

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