One day, almost 3 years ago, I just disapeared from here! I didnt mean to do that. I recently had my first look at my blog in all that time and I cant believe I just abandoned it like that. I actually like my little blog. I was just beginning to even get a few people who would read occasionally and then I deserted them too!
One thing that happened was: BARRACUDA. That would be the content filtering network of choice by the I.T. staff at work. It didnt matter that I only worked on my blog during my lunch hour.(ok--and maybe a slow time here and there) It was now a FORBIDDEN website. Seeing as how there was just no free time going on in my house after work to pay attention to my blog, it just came to a halt.
Later, I even got rid of my internet access at home. I know---can you believe it? But, I'd developed a little addiction to Family Feud on Facebook and decided that if I had time for Facebook, but not time for my quiet time with God and Bible study, then I had to do whatever it took to stay away from Facebook. We were already blocked from it at work.....BARRACUDA...
And guess what? It really wasnt that bad. I have actually survived and thrived without internet access at home. I get e-mail notifications if someone posts on my FB wall or tags me in a comment or picture. Sometimes that can cause a little bit of urgency to get on FB. I will want to reply to the message or see what kind of picture someone has posted of me without my knowledge! People are "liking" it and commenting on it and I dont even know what it is. I will feel this need to get to a computer with internet access that is not blocked from all the fun stuff. But, soon--that feeling goes away. I realize the world wont come to an end if I cant immediately (or even at all) post my feelings on a matter or my response that I'm sure everyone would have thought was so clever and witty. And--so what if everyone in the world has seen a picture of me and I didnt get a chance to see if I would approve of it. If it made me look too fat, wrinkly, etc-----it was probably a perfect likeness of me!
So, anyway-- something brought me back to my little blog. And it so comfortable here. At first I didnt feel like I could write here anymore. How would I begin? What could I say? Can a person who is not a writer get writer's block anyway?? : ) So, I decided to just jump in and start typing. And guess what? It was super easy to just start rambling mindlessly once again! I hope I will get to stay for awhile.
1 month ago