It’s been mentioned a couple of times how my blogging has taken a back seat.
Then there’s been a few more moments when I’ve thought about packing it all in.
Wave the white flag. Fall into the black hole of obscurity
But I haven’t done any of this because of two very significant reasons:
Thursday nights are all I have left. If I completely let go of this one night – dedicated to focusing on my thoughts (albeit stupid and quirky) and validate them in a blog (and so they’re not as stupid and quirky) – I have nothing. Nada.
If Thursday nights are no longer my push to keep pressing the publish button, I will stop blogging altogether and that would almost be like denying an important creative element of my existence (Melodramatic much?)
Secondly, I love this community. You guys might not realize it but this bloggy connection is a bit of a lifeline for me. It has been for at least five years.
How can I let that go?
Going back to work, there was a tiny inkling that it was possibly time to begin a new chapter sans blogging.
But if there’s any time when I rely on the support, friendship and sense of perspective, it’s every Friday.
Some of you may recall I ran a little series called “Fears, Tears and Belly Laughs”.
I invited three bloggers to write a post for FYBF, based on one of these themes.
Away for work and holidays for 6 weeks – from the end of November to the first week of January – I thought this would be an opportune time to do it all again and hand the floor back to six bloggers.
I’m inviting two bloggers to write about Fear, two for Tears and two for Belly Laughs.
Who’s interested? Please send me a message over at my Facebook page or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also tell me which theme you would like to write about. (Go for the one that you’re least comfortable with – challenge yourself!)
For all the times you guys have all been there for me, it’s time to give back to this awesome community.
1. Follow With Some Grace.
2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.
3. Add your post URL to the FYBF linky. Please only link up one post.
4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.
5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love