I still exist. And I want to be back in the world of blogging.
The thing is, that in the past blogging went from fun to a chore. Posting regualarly, replying to comments, returning visits, visiting blogs I want to visit… After my mother’s death and even more so after the birth of my second child, keeping up with blogging seemed downright impossible.
I cannot follow the rules that I thought I was meant to follow (those that made me anxious about blogging). I have to follow my own rules. Blogging is for me. If you enjoy what I write, then that is great. I will visit your blog if I have the time and energy to do so. I will engage with your comments if they are worth engaging with. I will write and post if I can.
So, now enough with the meaculpa. And off to a new chapter in blogging. I have so many stories to write. So many things to share.
And now I seem to have the time. At least I have the time today, I am writing this before November. November will be different…
For some time now, I have been pondering whether or not I should join NanoPoblano this year. After all, I participated in this month of blogging fun hosted by the lovely Ra in 2015. Blogging back then was a way for me to deal with the emotional stress, that I was going through.
My blog was launched when my daughter was slightly over a year old. Two months later, we found out that my mother had an advanced stage of cancer caused by HPV. I worked only a little, to spend time with my child and my mother, the idea of separation from either one of them felt wrong at the time.
I worked, but not much. In 3 months I worked as much as I do in half a month now. But I still needed out, some contact with the world. Blogging was amazing. I did not share my mother’s condition until after her funeral. But it was a valve permitting me to canalise the situation I was in. Thus now, with two kids and quite a lot of work blogging has fallen to the side. Finding time to write is the first challenge. Then the energy. The last months have been stressful and tiring, more on that this month. Now, when we finally come to a calm spot another storm brews on the horizon.
Have an amazing November, I hopet that you will stop by here and there, to check out what I have to share.
And if you are intrigued, here is the list of the other peppers.
6 thoughts on “Nano Poblano 2019, here I am!”
Nice to see you here, Solveig! Blogging should never be a chore. Sometimes I can’t keep up with it. Like you I want to read everybody else’s blog, comment, etc. It isn’t possible and lead a life at the same time 😉 So do what you must, but I do hope you post occasionally 🙂
Happy November! I hope that blogging becomes once again a joy, adventure, and community!
After my husband became ill, it seems my inspiration and interest in creativity died. I seldom write on my blog now. I need to figure out how to enjoy my blogging again. So, I have a different reason for not blogging, but I can understand your limited time frame. Have fun with your kiddos!!
Welcome back! This month should be fun, I’m glad you’re joining us. 🙌🏽
Hi Solveig. You were missed and I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I’ve not found the formula for not missing my mother so I won’t offer any trite advise here. What may help, because it did me, was to write about her. Tell us your favorite story about your mom, maybe something pivotal she taught you or did .
Regardless, I’m glad to see you back and hope you again find the joy of blogging.
I have written quite a bit about her here, even before her diagnosis. But I will continue 🙂