blogging as a way of life
Am I the only blogger who thinks about the extra time they would get if they stopped blogging? In a few months it will be a decade since I went beyond my comfort zone and ventured into the blogosphere, not really sure what I was doing and what it would lead to.
Now, 9 and a half years later, it's more than a project. Being a blogger is one of multiple identities, and one that gives enormous satisfaction. I enjoy expressing my thoughts in writing. I enjoy having a reason to take photos.
If I stopped blogging what would I do with all my ideas and notes for future blog posts? In 2012 I wrote a post called 6 posts I probably won't write. I never did write them.
In my drafts folder currently there is stuff on our relationship with insects, the importance of tree hollows and photos I took at an interesting art installation about 6 months ago. When I was in Myanmar recently I took lots of tree photos and thought of writing a post about the cultural meaning of trees there. Will I write these posts? Only in time will I know the answer to this question.
I enjoy interacting with my cyber friends. I never cease to wonder about this. We have never met, and are unlikely ever to meet in person, yet you are all very important, and I feel we do get to know each other over time.
If I stopped blogging I would miss friends and fellow bloggers like Linda, David, Peter, Kris, EC, RD, Nadezda, Pauline, Beth, Jason, Denise, Cheryl, Alastair, Janneke, Tatyana, Sue, Andrea, Chris, Diana and others appreciated but not named here.
|Cold wintry day in Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. Photo by Julia Grieve.|
So I won't stop blogging.
But I will have a break for a while.
See you ...