I have realized something in the past week.  I withdrew from the world.  It wasn’t on purpose.  When I left my blog to work on my book, I also left my friends that read my blog.  I found my email filled with blog posts from people I follow and it was so over whelming; some days there would only be 3 or 4 others there would be 20. Too many to read in one sitting.  Sometimes I would leave them there for a week or two, other times  I would just delete without opening.

I missed out on a lot of great posts this last year.  I know that if I was doing that others were too.  I have changed my settings now for a number of blogs and now receive them in weekly digest form.  I am hoping that by receiving them once a week I will be able to reconnect and start reading again the blogs that I enjoy.

If you have stuck with me during this transition time of my own blogging, thank you.  You are so wonderful and very much appreciated.

I can’t guarantee that there won’t be a time of withdrawal this year either.  I have started on the drawing phase of my second children’s book and that will be taking up a lot of my free time.  Doing this after working full time has been a learning experience and I realize that I have to give up a lot of different things to be able to fit that into my time.

I hope you will stick with me through this year too. Maybe in the near future I can give you an update on the status of my first book.  I am waiting on pins and needles on the response from the publisher I submitted it to.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tric
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 17:14:28

    I think we all feel that ‘I should be reading more posts from my blog buddies’, but every blogger is in the same boat. Personally I get a real thrill when a blogger appears who has been missing in my comments for a while. We are living life first, blogging comes down the list.



  2. Eve Messenger
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 12:32:04

    As writers it’s definitely challenging to manage all of ou roles, as writers, bloggers, family members. And wage earners. At times it’s important to reassess priorities or shift focus, and that is perfectly okay to do.

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    • CharleneMcD
      Jan 02, 2016 @ 14:43:09

      Thank you. I am glad that this writing bug hit me after my sons grew up, left home and we became empty nesters. I don’t know how the moms with little ones get it all done and still write novels. They are my inspiration.

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