And I didn’t blog a thing.

I think the feeling of disenchantment with the internet happens to me at least once a year. A feeling that if I woke up and my blog was erased forever I would be totally OK with the. The wishing that twitter didn’t exist, and that we could go back to a place where we didn’t feel the need or desire to be “friends” with people that we were never “friends” with in the first place.

Bite my naughty tongue, I know.

This internet blogging thing started for a hobby for me, and somewhere along the way morphed into a full fledged job where I employ childcare and everything. Crazy, right?  It’s like a dream come true, except when it’s not.

But I think when you find a passion, it’s OK to admit the ebbs and flows.

I’m in a place right now. And it’s not that I’m trying to hide anything, but have just found myself uninterested in capturing my comings and goings for the internet to see.  I noticed this over the weekend, when Michael made a comment that he missed my blog. He admitted that if he wants to keep up with me, he’s had to resort to reading babble. Apparently, tough times call for desperate measures.

I want to get back to this blog, because ohemgeeee you wouldn’t believe what this old man said to Gage at the grocery store. And I’d love to tell you about the girls first week of school, Gage’s potty training efforts spearheaded by the belief he’s a super friends And I didnt blog a thing., and the time I went to the Indiana State Fair and ate spaghetti ice cream (and loved it).

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But Friday is the end of the month, which means I have a full calendar and lots of deadlines to meet. And oh, I just joined a book club with Shireen, which means I have approximately 7 days to read this book And I didnt blog a thing.. Good thing I’ve heard it’s a page turner.

So yeah, what have you been up to?

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  1. Oh girl….can’t wait to read it all! I feel this way often…:about everything online. So it’s great to hear a blogging superhero like you has those same feelings :)

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  2. feel ya.

    and my book club is reading the same book next month. and I’m only request number 621 at the library. not quite sure that’s gonna work…

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  3. I almost walked away this summer. I contemplate it about twice a year, but this was the closest I ever came to just never publishing another post. (I’m glad I stayed.)

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  4. so i suppose i can’t really say that i relate, since i’m in no way a ‘blogger’ and don’t write for a living or anything…however, it has been appx 3-4 MONTHS since i’ve posted anything on my little online space used for updating friends and family about our goings-on over here. i’ve been feeling super guilty, but it got easier when folks stopped asking about it. now that #2 has arrived i’m trying to muster the motivation to start up again. not that anyone would notice, considering i’m pretty sure anyone who looked at it stopped checking after week #3 of not posting anything :P sometimes you just need a break, i guess.

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    @sarah, ps: totally didn’t mean to put quotation marks around the word blogger–just realized that made it look like i don’t think it’s a real thing (which i totally do, and think it’s an awesome passion to have).

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  5. I’m still figuring this whole blogging thing out and asking which direction I want it to take. I am definitely often mind-boggled by how much time social media in general can just eat and eat and eat up.

    But so far, so good.

    And I can’t WAIT to read that book…
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  6. You’ve got plenty of stories to tell. And there is power in a story. And I like yours. I’m not one of those “oh please don’t go!!!” sort of people. I’m more like a go in the grace sort of girl. Do what you gotta do, be who you need to be. But I do fancy your stories. ;) I completely resonate with the walking away feeling on many days.

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  7. oooo! I’ve heard Gone Girl is really good! It’s on my to read list from the library!

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  8. I feel the same as you. It sometimes happens to me after BlogHer, I just… don’t really blog like I used to… but I don’t want it to go away. I feel that summer is hard, too, to get comments and then when I post and get like, no comments, I get sad and want to quit. I know I shouldn’t feel that way… but you know how it is! xoxo

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  9. You ate spaghetti ice cream?! I just… my mind is blown.

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  10. Once you get in it is a page turner but the end? Will piss you off for a month.

    I miss your face around here too!

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  11. Excellent book!!!!!

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  12. I have been waiting for the spaghetti ice cream post! But you know I can’t ever complain about someone else not posting to her blog (that whole “pot, kettle” thing and all).

    Regardless, I have heard about that book so much, would you please tell me if it’s worth me reading, pretty please?

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  13. I know. At least once a month I think I am going to quit blogging. Then I go back and reread old posts and realize what a great journal it is of my young family’s life.

    Spaghetti ice cream? Ack!

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  14. I love reading the daily stories, the snipits of funny or serious in the lives of the people we consider “friends” but have never met face to face. No worries my friendship isn’t the stalker type:) I just read back in my poorly written archives and it made me remember the funny things my kids have done or said – without writing it there it would be a piece of our history gone.
    And do you know that I completely forgot about the darn spaghetti ice cream until we were exiting the interstate at 10pm Sunday night coming home:) I was there for 3 days straight and I FORGOT about ice cream – who the heck forgets about something that important?
    Hope you have a Happy Tuesday!!

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  15. Ahhhhh…the freedom of not having internet commitments. I tell you, friend, it’s wonderful. However, mine’s because I need to take care of my personal sh*t…BADLY. But Jon said he wants me to keep up on the blog, so I have been. But everything else is gone-zo. Even closed out my facebook! Crazy, right?! Instead of facebooking I’ve been digging my face into the Book of all Books…the Bible, and I’m feeling about 187% better.

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  16. Gone girl is awesome! I read it and loved it.
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