There was a time when I blogged on a regular basis, saw lots of people drop into my blogs, linked my blog from my facebook page, and utilized the social networks I am part of to spread Buddy Breathing as wide as I could. And now, well, now Facebook has made some changes, and I’m no longer visible to all my ‘friends’ unless they choose to make me visible. And, I’m just not in a place where I want to ‘work’ my blog, spend hours making connections with people on their blogs, commenting on their writing which means reading their writing so that I can comment intelligently on it… I’m just not able to prioritize it right now. So. maybe it’s time for a little holiday from blogging… a bit of a break…
Another issue that’s come up recently is that whenever I share a piece of my poetry here, or anywhere else online, it’s considered ‘published’. That’s rather annoying to me, as much as I want to share my words openly, I don’t want posting my work here to undermine or prevent my ability to enter competitions, or even submit said work for publishing in the more traditional sense. So, the thrill I’ve had for the past 40 Poetry Fridays is somewhat muted by this fact. Again I wonder, is it time to take a little hiatus from the blog?
I’m somewhat undecided, sitting on the fence, really. Processing, listening for some clearer direction, inspiration, or maybe just a new way.
So, I write about the Top (10) reasons why blogs fail… and wonder if mine is failing, or if I am?
My brother and his wife are currently blogging their trip to Iceland… lots of beautiful photographs, little bits of words, and it works. It’s interesting, fresh every day. Maybe I’m just tired, or distracted?
I am fairly certain that I need to re-purpose this blog… refocus my efforts. I hope you will stand by while I do that. But, if not, then thank you for all your visits (all 7676 of them). You’ve inspired me thus far, you really have.
For now… “adieu“. For how long… I don’t know yet. But I will be back some day.
Keep smiling… keep believing in the hope you have… keep on keeping on. Soli deo gloria!
p.s. if you want to keep in touch, just drop in and leave me a comment… or, find me on facebook. Either one works for me!
Enjoy your break! Interesting to note that when I went to go to your blog today from my facebook page it wouldn’t let me unless I changed from my secure page https to an unsecured version of my page http. Here’s what it said. “Sorry! We can’t display this content while you’re viewing Facebook over a secure connection (https).
Would you like to temporarily switch to a regular connection (http) to use this application?
You will have a secure connection upon your next login.” It didn’t do that when I checked out your blog yesterday…veddy interestink. Anyway, instead of accessing your blog via facebook I just typed the address into my browser.
:) I’m still a blogger and writing my poems in Hindi and English…but naming it as blog :P