Thursday, February 21, 2008

goodbye for now (but not for ever!)

I've been a blogger for 2 1/2 years now, and it's been a truly wonderful addition to my life.

Blogging opened my eyes to a whole new world of communication, and sharing of lives. I've been fascinated, awed, touched and amused by all manner of posts, from all kinds of people. I have made real friends. I 'know' so many more people who have enriched my life in ways large and small.

I've written about my own thoughts and experiences, and in doing so have discovered unrealised feelings. Writing has always given me a sensation of expanding joy as I put words together, and through blogging I could write with a sense of happy purpose. Someone would read what I wrote, and they would even be reading it voluntarily! And to get comments on what I wrote .... well, that was (and still is) such a thrill!

There have been times when I have stayed up too late, addicted to reading blogs, or writing my own posts. There have even been times when I have failed to read or write for a week, or more.

Right now, I have lost the urge to blog. I've lost the inclination to read blogs, and I have no desire to write. I'm sure this is a temporary thing. Maybe I'm just blogburnt-out. Maybe I just need some time away, to read novels and talk with my kids and phone my family more often.

Whatever the reason, I'm sure I'll be back. I would miss all 'you lot' too much if I didn't come back to see how you all were. And I'd miss being able to rave on about whatever I pleased, on my own personal soapbox here. I reckon after a month I'll be back leaving silly comments and writing silly posts with gusto.

So take care everyone, and I'll come back to blogging with renewed vigour in March...

28 comments:

meggie said...

Oh Jelly! I will miss you, but I respect your wish to stand back a little.
I have been thinking along those same lines just recently. I am slowing down, not posting as frequently. Finding a liberation of sorts. I still love to blog. I still love to visit blogs.

There is, however another world that calls...
I don't know that I will give up just yet, but the day will come, I am sure.

I read an article that said the average blog is 2 1/2 years. I wonder if that is true?? I still love to write, & perhaps most of all, I love the inertaction with commentors.

Whenever you decide to begin again, I will be waiting for your lovely insightful, human touch, posts!!
HugsXXXXXXXXXXXXX

thisisme said...

Oh Jelly, I will miss you. Sometimes, though, you just need to take time. Take as much of it as you need. I know I will be very excited the day I see your name in my comments again.

Enjoy your time with the family, with reading, with whatever you choose to do.

Whenever you do decide to begin again, I'll be back to catch up with everything you write. There is just something about your mix of humour, humanity, wisdom, and awareness that I really value.

xxxxxxxxx

John Cowart said...

Kicking the habit hurts.

But take the time to recharge your batteries and discover life away from the computer...

I'll really miss you. No more can I brag about my physician lady e-friend in Austria... or have I got you mixed up with somebody else?

Stomper Girl said...

Good luck with the cold turkey!! I hope you come back, I've just got to know you.

Remiman said...

Jellyhead,
:( selfish person that I am.
;) magnanamous e-blogger friend that I also am.
Who's a-thought that I could become so enamored of a stranger, to one never met, nor heard. Before blogging, it would have seemed so improbable to me that I could come to value a far-a-way stranger and her words and opinion so much.
I have been and may even be now where you are mentally. (Is that like girl friends having their periods at the same time? ;))
I miss you and wait expectantly for your return.
rel
P.S. word verification today: wunbniub: It's an australian outback word meaning take good care 'til we meet again.

Susan said...

say it ain't so!

missing you already

hurry back

we will be waiting

patiently by our computers

sigh

Sharon said...

I"m sorry you won't be writing for a little bit, but understand the need to step back a bit and take a break from it....believe me!

Sharon said...

p.s. you'll be missed...

Motherkitty said...

We will all be here (missing you terribly in the meantime) when you decide to return. I'm a good one to talk as I have sputtered, slowed down, stopped, started, and stopped again over the past several months. Time to take a much-needed break to recharge and re-energize. When you get the urge to rejoin the blogging community, we will be waiting.

I just want to say, it's been such a pleasure getting to know you these past several years. You are one of my favorite bloggers!!!!!

Love, L. xxooxx

Sandy said...

Although we'll miss you, we will be waiting for your return when you are ready. Sometimes it's good to step back and re-energize.

fifi said...

Oh, I do hope you come back. I so look forward to reading about your life, I carry them around with me during the day sometimes and see things differently.

It's hard to be motivated to post and read. If you get the mojo back, I will be waiting...


lotsa love!! I'll miss you...

Kerri said...

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
I have no idea why your words made me think of that poem. My father used to recite it, and it pops into my mind quite often :)
I so totally understand the need to fill your life with some other important things at the moment dear Jelly. I so much miss reading a good novel, and really have to get back to doing that.
We'll miss you enormously, of course, and hope you'll say hello occasionally. Until then, Sweet Jelly, enjoy your family and your life.....xoxoxo

Mimi said...

Gosh, I feel as if a good friend is moving. I absolutely understand your need. May I suggest The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith as a great series. It is hysterical and tender all at the same time. Bye and thanks for all your support over the past couple of years of my blogging. I'll miss you.

Mimi

Heidi said...

I will miss you... but, please enjoy this time... LOTS!!!!

Until another time... ((HUG))

TUFFENUF said...

We (your fans) enjoy your blog so much. You make all of us feel like we have a personal connection to you in the way you write. Please come back soon.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I shall miss you Jelly, but I understand completely. I've not been blogging as often either and wonder if I need a break, then I think, no. It's nice to know that I can post when I want to and that someone will read it.

Anyway, have a good break and hopefully you'll be back all refreshed and rarin' to go.

woogoon said...

Come back soon!!

You would appreciate the stuff from Thursday Island!!
kenmm

mackeydoodle said...

Have fun on your hiatus!
I will still be lurking aorund:)

fifi said...

* peeps around the doorway, very quietly*

hmm.
slips back out again...

shellyC said...

You REALLY are taking a long vreak then!!!!!

Word verification = biizi
I guess you are!!

jellyhead said...
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Wompoo Wompoo said...

See you when you get back.

freefalling said...

It's March!!!

Hope your having a good break!

Sandy said...

Just stopping by to say,Hi and hope all is good with you and your family.

fifi said...

Hmm. Yes, peeping in so you know I am still thinking of you. Hope you're well and the littles having fun at school.

Alice said...

Dear Jelly - I know how you feel too; I've been very spasmodically blogging for several months now. Not sure whether I have nothing to say, or I've just become lazy about saying it.

I hope you enjoy your break, for however long it is, and find fulfilling or just plain relaxing things to do - or mayby just do nothing.

Having read your posting on the interns and visiting your grandfather (whom I hope is continuing to recover well), I am once again moved to hope that you never delete ANY of your postings.

Save them on paper, on disc, or on anything, but above all save them for your children. They would be the most wonderful gift to your children, and their children too. They give insight into you and your personality better than anything I can think of. They are beautifully written, wonderfully entertaining, and priceless beyond measure.

God bless you always, Jelly.

Alipurr said...

have a good break!!!!

freefalling said...

Now, it's nearly the end of March!!!
(23.3.08).......I'm just saying.....