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You know how sometimes people who begin as book bloggers eventually opt to "divorce" their blog from books as a focus, suddenly stop blogging or just shut down their book blogs and start up a new one, sometimes without sharing the URL with anyone? It took me quite some time to understand why anyone would make those choices. But, now I get it.
I've been realizing, recently, that I'm in a terrible rut. I've mentioned that I'm at an odd place in my life with the empty nest and not knowing quite what to do next. Well, I think I figured it out. But, I can't explore that here. There are things I don't feel comfortable talking about at this blog, partly because I've pigeon-holed my blog, in many ways. My blog theme is "books, family, life" but it's mostly become "book reviews" and "cat photos" with little else. That's because of that awkward place I've inhabited for the last few years. I hardly even see family, now that one child has married and moved to New Jersey, the other is in college, and the husband is commuting to work.
The things I want to express . . . I don't know, they just don't feel right, here. I'm not giving up the blog. I still read, of course. I still want to write about books. And, obviously, I still have cats. :) So, this blog will continue, as is. But, I've started a new blog for working on my creative side and some other things (sigh . . . cooking, for example . . . I just don't feel comfortable joining in on the Weekend Cooking posts when I've been away from cooking for so long that I'm pretty much back to being a beginner in the kitchen).
I also started a Pinterest account through the new email associated with my new blog -- but only because I didn't want a Pinterest account associated with my Facebook account. I don't understand Pinterest, yet, not at all. As a new account holder, Pinterest made me select five categories and I have all this crap (good stuff, but overwhelming!) pinned by Pinterest to my page when, honestly, I wanted to start with a clean board. Any suggestions how to fix that? Have you set up a Pinterest account associated with Facebook? Is it troublesome in any way? I may reconsider the way I've set things up.
There's other news and it breaks my heart. We decided to continue fostering Prissy but her photo is going to be restored to the rescue website; she is available for adoption. My entire family accepts this, although we all love her to death and it took a few heartfelt family discussions to come to a decision. In the meantime, she's still around and I'll continue to post photos of her as long as she stays with us.
That is all. Happy weekend to you!
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Oh, Nancy, I'm sorry about Prissy. I know that was a difficult decision to make, but I do understand it. If it's any consolation, that's the decision I would make under those circumstances.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bonnie. Yes, it helps. It also helps that every time I start to think, "Nooo! I can't, I can't!" Isabel goes after her. Prissy's only going to fit under the couch for so long, you know? I'm concerned that there might eventually be blood shed.Delete
I just fessed up to starting another blog too ... something in the air????ReplyDelete
Oh, you did? I will have to go peek at that post. Either something in the air or we've just been doing the same old thing far too long. :)Delete
Everything you've expressed makes absolute sense :) I hope you don't disappear completely from this blog because I enjoy reading your posts!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jennifer! I won't disappear. I don't have any plans to, anyway. LOL And, I actually named my new blog using a couple of weird words, which had a funny side effect. I can't remember them because they're so weird. So, I may have to can that one and start yet another. Silly me.Delete
I'm sorry about Prissy, but it's probably for the best for all the kitties. Still sad, though...ReplyDelete
I'm anxious to see your new blog!! I can barely manage the one I have, so I doubt I'll be joining you in a new venture myself. Let me know where to find you!
Thanks. Still questioning myself about the Prissy decision. We have good days and bad ones -- the bad ones are usually pretty awful, though, so I'm sure it's best for everyone (especially Prissy).Delete
There's not much at the new blog, so far. If I keep it up and running for a while, I'll let you know the URL privately. Right now, I obviously don't have much time for blogging so it may be a while before it begins to fly. :)
There's nothing wrong with cat photos! ;-) I am sorry to hear about Prissy - she was so cute. Re pinterest, as far as I can tell, if you have these unwanted pics in a board, you can delete the whole board; otherwise you have to delete each pin individually.ReplyDelete
Well, nothing wrong with cat photos but sometimes it does seem like that's all I post! LOL Prissy is a cutie. Still here. We're calling her "River", now. While she's supposed to be up for adoption and I sent fresh photos over a week ago, she has not yet appeared at the rescue website. Husband thinks they're just going to leave her with us, forever. But, really, the cats are getting along much better and if that happens we'll be okay with it. She has some behavior issues we're working on but she's really a sweet little thing. She just has a tendency to bite when she gets overexcited. She's actually in time-out, right now.Delete
Oh, okay, I would do that, then - delete the whole board. I'll go try to figure that out. Thanks so much!