I'm not going to spend a lot of time explaining or apologizing for not blogging for...gulp...YEARS. I'm just not going to do it. I think people get tired of hearing the excuses about why bloggers abandon their blogs and would rather them just get on with blogging again. Hmm.
But I can't start back up here without having a little bit of a plan as to what this blog will be now. I feel like I need to clarify why, on this day, I decided to write again.
One big reason is that I decided to read some past posts. I was astounded to read about some things that I would have completely forgotten about had I not written about them. There were a few cringe-worthy posts (omg who cares about me and Dwayne watching TV?!) and a few posts that still get me emotional. Good or bad, they are me in that moment of my life, and I kind of like being able to reflect on stuff since my memory is getting worse by the minute.
Now where was I?
Oh, so another reason I wanted to start writing again is that a couple of my nieces have started blogging. When I read their heartfelt posts I scream to myself "I have heartfelt in me, too!" or at least a little boring daily recap, and then I grumble about how my blog is old and stale and I only had seven readers anyway so why bother.
But then I would write posts in my head. I'd think "I'd so blog that, if I blogged anymore." And I remembered that even though I've been away from being paid for it for a long time, I still like to put my thoughts in writing. It's that simple. I like to write things down and string words together. Just sitting here pecking out these paragraphs feels like I'm home again.
So now I have to think about audience again, because you know, a good writer writes to someone. That's a tough one, since this blog is basically about me and my life and I'm not sure anyone really cares that much about all those details. There are way more interesting bloggers out there (ya think?!), bloggers who give information or write how-to posts or inspirational messages. This blog is none of those or maybe it is sometimes by accident. I believe my audience out here is...me. And I guess that's good enough if it gets me blogging again.
But if you enjoy reading about me (or my kids or my husband from time to time) then hang out here and let me know about it in the comments. I could use the company.