Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A new day.



So much talk about why we stop blogging brought me here.  It sure took some commitment, too!  Figuring out how I used to log-in took a whole lot of time.  My blog was gone from my dashboard so 'we' had to do some recovery work. 

Note to self:  the reason Blogger and/or Google ask for your cell number to verify your account is not a scam to get their hands on your cell number!  GIVE IT!  This process would have been so much easier.  However, my incredibly inaccurate answers to their questions still yielded me my blog.  I don't know if that's a comfort or not.  Knowing that my Google account could be verified with rough estimates of what the answers must be is kind of scary.  I guess maybe they aren't worried about a 50 year old women's blathering about sewing, reading, kids, etc.  Or, maybe I got one key element correct giving them the confidence they needed to let me in. 

Anyhow, back to why we quit blogging.  I suspect we all have our reasons.  I feel like...been there, done that...who wants to read about that again?  However, I DO LIKE reading similar things on other blogs.  Someone also mentioned facebook.  I don't do, and will probably never do, facebook.  I think it is the way you have to 'friend' people.  I want to just link or google or accidentally discover blogs.  I also prefer a certain degree of anonymity.  I don't want my boss* reading about my exploits.  I know...don't 'friend' your boss but we are friends in the real world but don't share the same passion for sewing.  I guess I'd prefer to keep some things separate. 

*change 'boss' to just about any other person and you'll start to understand why facebook isn't for me.

So, why am I back now?  Two things happened that brought me back.  Well, two reasons besides the recent discussion I had with my blogging friends about making an effort to revitalize our dead or dying blogs.  First, I was browsing around and reading blogs that I don't normally read and came across a post where the author talked about deleting dead blogs out of her reading list and my first thought, with great sadness, was whether she deleted mine or not.  Then my aunt mentioned how much she missed reading it.  That was another sad realization that maybe one blog wasn't so easily replaced by one of the millions of other blogs out there. 

I thought and thought about it and decided that I should try one last time before letting it go completely.  The trick will be getting my blog back out there.  I will need to go claim my name on Bloglovin' and maybe see if my blogging friends will let people know I'm alive and posting again. It is no fun writing posts and having nobody read.

After all that...I've run out of time and need to get out the door for work.



7 comments:

  1. Good to see you make a new start of your blog. I will continue to check in with you. :)

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  2. Welcome back! Thank you for the tip about the phone number, I had wondered what it could be used for.

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  3. So good to see you back! I took the cue from Lee and finally did a much needed post today! I'll have to take care of that phone number thing!

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  4. I am glad you are back to blogging again. I much prefer reading blogs of fellow needleworkers than the 'stuff' that appears on facebook...

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  5. Welcome back! It's fun to be back myself and I will look forward to following you!

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  6. So glad you are back. I have kept you in my bookmarks all this time.

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