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In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
If you leave, we will miss you.
I can empathize with every word—
to blog or not to blog? that is the question I face all the time. Yet like you, I find myself living my life one post at a time…
sitting in the grocery store, looking at the rows of canned beans…wondering just how many different brands of beans are needed in this world? and thinking about all the jobs that would be lost if you cut out just one brand…then catch yourself in la-la land and think “I am so blogging this”—
my philosophy? blog when you want to blog, take a break when you want to take a break. Your blog is not a responsibility (you have too many already)—
I’d miss you if you quit too, but I know what you’re talking about. Sometimes I just need a break—not only from blogging myself but from reading so many other blogs. It can feel like I’m only living in front of this damn screen when there’s a whole other world out there. I’m trying to find moderation. I know I need both the blogging and the real world to be happy.
From reading your posts, I think that blogging is important to your happiness. You need a place to vent and let it all hang out. I suspect that part of the way you process things is to write. Since you are technologically inclined, that leads to using the computer instead of pen and paper. Since you are also social but shy, blogging is ideal. I guess the question I would have is if you stopped posting, would you still want to write stuff out anyway- maybe in word or an email or in a diary and would that be as satisfying. in addition, perhaps God is just telling you to go easy on the graphics…
Anyway, I would miss you and Charlie will someday nap and I will need something to read when that happens and it’s all about me, right?
Thanks for getting what I mean, y’all. I’m not here so y’all can talk me in to blogging because we all know I won’t stop. It’s just that I don’t know when one does decide to stop and how much does it take to get slapped in to not publishing the details of your life on the Internet, yaknow what I mean?
Anyway, thanks for “getting it.” You’re right, just the fact that it is a decision to make seems weird. Because who would’ve thought it was a decision at all?
Um, just wanted to add that I would miss you & your levity & your thoughts. I think people like you & you encourage us because you’re real & your struggles are real, and like us you’re just trying to be the best wife, mother, friend, person you can be. You’re just funnier (like most of us wish we could be).
You could always take my route and blog here and there and jsust stalk everyone. Seriously I would miss you and Ry would miss her LB Podcasts (she luvs ‘em). I mean I feel kinda cool to say “Yeah My friend Mrs. Flinger who lives in Seattle”. Yes I am a dork! And what about our plan to blog together when our girls a 13 together huh? Who else will I run to who is having the same issues as me?????
LOL, Nicole, see? This is what I’m saying. Will I be blogging when she’s 13? Probably not. Maybe I used to say I would but really? Probably not.
You can just call me and bitch, ‘k?
Yeah, you’re not allowed to quit. I mean I know you may think you need to quit but I think not. In fact, I wouldn’t know what to do if you stopped. And I am what’s most important, no?
I would miss you, since this is the only way I know you! But I know what you mean…. And can I just say that Mr. Flinger is completely & totally cool?? My husband does not like my blog. He’s a very private person. So I’m somewhat limited in what I’ll put “out there.” For me though, I like the connection. Especially as a work-at-home Mom. I like knowing that I’m not alone, and I like to laugh, and I like to write… blah, blah, blah.
Blog when the mood strikes you… take breaks when you need to!
This seems to come up for every blogger at one point. And none of us can tell you why you should or shouldn’t blog, it’s just too personal. I can tell you that blogging gives those near death experiences a purpose: fodder for my blog. When I was growing up, after something bad or scary happened my dad would clap his hands and say, “AWESOME, now we have a new story to share!” and we would tell each other the story, elaborating when needed and adding absolutely impossible details when the fear crept in… in this way I would process what happened and be OK with it. Telling stories is therapy for me and it keeps me sane. So for now, I keep blogging.
And I just found you. Don’t want to loose you. But understand if it happens.
you can’t be deciding to leave us….you just can’t!!
Great post. This is why I nominated you for that blog award.
You know I’ve wondered how long I will write mine too, and I finally stopped even considering that I might be writing for my readers and remembered that it was for me—because my blog has made me a better more balanced person. So who cares what the signs are. Just write as long as YOU feel the need or want to. That’s all that matters girl!
That’s one smart man…I say keep him…er…the blog (too.)
I enjoyed your posts because you’re obviously intelligent and articulate. Nice job. My vote? Keep blogging.
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