"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Friday, December 28, 2012

There Is A Season

Just like it's fun to move the furniture around in your living room, I also find it fun to change things up here on the blog.  I usually try to introduce a new photo header monthly and with that I'll sometimes change the colors too.

But it's been at least a year since I've messed around with the layout and template pages.  It's kind of fun to play with the fonts and layouts, so if you hit the blog yesterday and wondered what the hell was going on...Well, there you have it @;)

Messing around with my own blog got me to thinking about folks who've said "Goodbye" to the blog-o-sphere this year.  Many of us hung out with Jane over at Hard Work Homestead who said goodbye last week.  This past Summer, Laurie and Odell over at Semi True Tales of Our Life On The Road hung it up too. 

Gosh, I'll miss both of these wonderful bloggers.

I have at least a dozen blogs on my blog list that haven't posted in over a month.  Is this how it starts? 

We've all had times were we didn't have much to say about our lives.  Or we go through hiccups where illness or family issues keeps us away from our blogs.

To everything there is a Season and a Time for every purpose under Heaven.

I have that in needlepoint hanging on my wall beside my front door.  (Thanks Mom!)  It's a nice daily reminder that change is coming.  You don't know when it will happen but it will happen.  That's life!

So is it my season yet?  No...I think I've still got things to say.  Granted, it might not be inspirational writing by any means but since I consider this blog a diary of sorts, I expect I'll still be writing in 2013.

I haven't thought of quitting yet.  If I'm away from the blog for a few days, I actually miss it.  I miss the discipline of writing.  The connection of placing my thoughts into words on the page.  (Hey, some people like crosswords puzzles.  Me?  I like to write.)

This all started off as a garden blog and while I do still like to write about the garden, I've noticed this year that I've written mostly about conversations that SM and I have had.  Looking back on them, it's been kinda fun to document what we're talking about.

How about you?  Have you thought of hanging it up?  How long have you been blogging?  Is it more of a chore now than it used to be?  How has your blogging changed?


  1. well THAT was weird...I had to figure out why the comment option didn't show up on the post. It's a mystery!!! Thanks to all who let me know what was up!

    Now I have to figure out why my email won't work!

  2. Yeah, I was a bit frustrated trying to figure out how to comment!

    I've been blogging since May of 2008 and have never (yet) thought of quitting. 'Tis true my posts have taken a nose dive recently but that's due to some issues I hope to have resolved soon. I've never considered blogging a chore because I use my blog as a journal of what's goin' on when and reading back through the last four years really brings back a lot of memories and reinforces the fact that we've been accomplishing quite a bit. My blogging has perhaps changed a little in the last year or two because we've been so tied up with our remodeling projects that I haven't had the time to write the more thoughtful, introspective blogs I did earlier. I've looked forward to this winter as an R & R period to get myself centered (oooohhhmmmm) again, but so far things haven't worked out that way.

    The connections I've made (you very much included, m'dear) through blogging are priceless and I don't want to lose the tie that binds us.

    1. I think that's probably the best thing about blogging. The looking back at memories and all the friends you make. Back attcha, MP

  3. Well, I tried to tell you via email, but even the email came back as undeliverable....I'm telling you I was having a complex like you were blocking me!

    Of course, now I don't remember what I was going to say.

    Probably something along the lines of I'll be around for 2013 and hope you are too!

    1. Say it ain't so CR!!!! Would I block YOU?! Never.

      (I actually posted a closed email account...Ooops! Never fear, the email is now working @;)

  4. You weren't blocking me......were you?!?

  5. The new header looks great!
    I've been blogging for a couple of years and I love it. I've learned so much in reading others' blogs and it's great to keep the good stuff moving. I'm a writer by nature, so I think I'll be sticking with it as long as it is easy to do so. I'm just taking a short break before the new year begins.

    I'll miss Jane. She is such a generous soul.
    Glad you're sticking around in 2013.

    1. I think you and I got started about the same time, Daisy. Glad to see so many of us hanging in there but I can totally understand why Jane had to say "Goodbye". I couldn't do what she does, I can tell you that.

  6. Looking good! I'm so glad you got the comments fixed :)
    I like the way you put color on your side bar. Much tidier than the plain white that I have. I may have to try to copy that idea! :)