I really haven't posted much in a week - except for a little Animal Wednesday - which I set up in advance. It's been a busy but productive week for us - we got much accomplished in Florida - both in chores and emotionally. I actually relaxed - and felt the tension draining out of me for a day or so, and it was a healthy healing feeling.
I think we've all noticed that there is less blog posting going on as spring emerges this year, and to me - it's all part of the cycle. Winter here in the Northeast was impressive and overwhelming weather wise, and the onset of spring has been like a release from a winter cave. I spent the morning yesterday gardening - something that I really haven't done in many years - I mean the intense, digging type of gardening that you do when you have neglected your garden for too long. (ah - metaphors). And it felt good to dig out a plant that had metastasized to all parts of my front garden, and to open the doors to the little shed and air it out. And due to all of this digging and changing and moving and healing - I haven't worried about posting, or tweeting or facebooking or whatever. (Actually, I don't tweet). I treat my blog as a place to share art, thoughts, ideas, adventures - and not as a mandatory "I have to update my blog" place. There are weeks when I post everyday - just cause it's the right thing to do that week. There are weeks when I don't post at all. It's all good.
I have noticed that some people prefer facebook, and while I do check out FB occasionally, I don't find it a good venue for me. Maybe as a quick update - as in "traveling to east nowhere this weekend - see ya" - I like that and find it good. But for posting a real meaty post - nahh - it's not the place.
So what's the point of all this? I guess it's just my reaction to seeing people apologize for not reading the blogs, or not commenting, or just being apologetic in general about their blogging habits. I don't think it's necessary to apologize - just go with the flow of the moment. Post or not - just let everyone who cares about you know that you're OK. I love blogging, I love my blog friends (in person and not in person). I love the comments you all leave, I love knowing that people don't leave comments and just lurk. I love reading other's posts and sometimes commenting, sometimes not. This venue has been - for me - an incredible tool to learn and grow and despite blogger's recent problems - mostly fairly easy.
So to sum it all up - I'm still blogging. See ya when I read ya.