Thought 1: I have blogs I follow and blogs that are bookmarked on my browser. I stop by most of them every day or every few days. My point is that I usually am up to speed on recent blog posts. So when I click on a blog and find it gone…I am always taken by surprise. Has this happened to you? Suddenly there is a message saying the blog no longer exists and that the name is available. What happened? I know the demands of blogging can become too much for some bloggers. Or life changes or crises get to be too overwhelming and trying to maintain a happy blog feeling just can’t be done anymore. In recent weeks, two bloggers I know said they were taking an extended break from blogging. In one case, the blog remained. An extended break for the other blogger meant totally deleting the blog. Sometimes a blogger will take the time to explain why the blog is being deleted. Sometimes the blog is suddenly gone. Just yesterday, I clicked on another blog to find it completely missing – erased.
I don’t know about you, but when this happens I get worried about my blogging friends. I wonder what has happened. Is my blogging friend okay? Is there a way to contact them? Quite often there isn’t and I’m left feeling sad and worried. Blogs come and go, I know, but when they suddenly disappear from my radar screen it is unsettling. What have been your experiences with this?
Thought 2: If you have been reading my blog you know that August was hot and rainy and humid. Today, September 1, there is a chill in the air and I would swear it was October. How quickly the weather can change! I’m sure it will get hot again this September but I am enjoying being covered with a warm throw as I blog this morning.
Thought 3: I have to clean the refrigerator today. I hate cleaning out the refrigerator. I also have to gather tax info. We are notorious for filing for extensions. Every year. This is due to the fact that almost every year one of us is gone during tax season. Also, we freelance – my husband is an actor and therefore gets lots of W-2s for residuals. He also has a lot of receipts, as have I. It makes for tax craziness. We also don’t like dealing with finances or figures. Hey, we’re in the Arts, what can I say?
Happy September 1st!