Blame It On Facebook

Last week, Carol of Northwest Ladybug made a post that’s been clanging around in my mind for that last few days.  (I hope you are happy Carol!) Basically, she wrote about how she had started to second guess herself about what would be interesting on her blog.  It was so much easier (and safer) to just jot a little blurb on Facebook.  But…she missed blogging.

“Yeah! I know exactly what you mean,” I told her. (In my head of course, because it was late at night and she wasn’t anywhere around…so maybe I was really talking to me.)

I do know what she means though.  I’ve been feeling the same thing.  A few years ago, one of the best parts of my day was to snuggle down at my computer after the rest of the household had gone to bed and to write a quick little post about my day.  (Well…it usually had more to do with a family member than myself.  They were much more fun to write about…besides, they were busy sleeping and didn’t have any say in what I wrote.)

Then I met Facebook.  It was instant love.  I was thrilled to have contact with so many family members and long lost friends.  With all the chatting, silly games, and forwards going on, it just seemed to make more sense to write a couple sentences, then to go into detail about whatever it was that was going on in our lives.

I’ve been feeling uneasy about leaving out all those little details for a while now.  So many things, that I meant to write down are now forgotten.  I cringe when I struggle to remember those little particulars and find they are just out of reach. 

Mostly though, I miss the writing.  Someone recently told me that writing was hard. I had to think about that for a moment.  I do agree that some writing is hard. But blogging…now that’s just plain fun. 

So I’m going to work harder, to make the time to jot down the slices of my life.  After all, as my tagline says, they are the “moments to be treasured.”  I need to start doing that again, for my own enjoyment…and hopefully yours.  I hope you will be with me to enjoy the moments.  (And possibly egg me on.) 

Thanks again, to Carol, for the inspiration. 

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