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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Closing My Doors...For A While

I've been avoiding coming to this conclusion for some time now, but there's no ignoring the facts.  I just don't have the time (or energy maybe) to continue this blogging journey.

I keep finding myself saying I'll create a post and then life rears its ugly head.  Then I feel bad because I haven't done anything.  Then I make myself a promise to do it next time.  And then I pop my head up to realize 4 more days have gone by without a post.

It has been hard to come to this decision, but I have to put the blog to the side for now.  I hate the feeling that I'm giving up, but I just don't see any alternatives at this point.

I sincerely apologize to all of you who have remained a follower through my highs and lows.  I truly have appreciated every comment, every supportive word, every moment thus far.

While I won't be blogging for at least a year (as I work to finish school), you may still see me lurking here or there.  There are still a ton of talented people out there continuing their respective blogs and I do enjoy reading them when I can.

Take care and I hope to see you all again someday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm Back...sort of

In case nobody noticed, I've been unplugged from the writing/blogging world for over a month.  Part of the time was deliberate (when I was on vacation during the latter half of May), but the rest of the time is just unintended absence.

I am very close to finishing up my degree (seven classes) and this has taken up the majority of my time lately.  The papers are difficult to write, but this only makes me want to get it done quicker.  Add to this the fact that I find myself fairly well uninspired (well, other than brief creative moments) and you can see why I haven't been writing much.

I do think it's time I get back on the ball though and at least devote a little energy to this arena.  For one thing, it's a nice diversion from everything else.  I also don't want to stay in a rut of uninspired lethargy.  That's where I was before I began this blog and I don't want to go back there.  So expect to see at least three entries a week.  I'm still deciding what form they will take, but I have commited myself to at least that much.

On a final note, it is with profound sadness that I take a moment to think about the impact of Ray Bradbury.  His passing is the end of an era.  His stories propelled me towards a love of sci-fi (The Martian Chronicles) and I hope his legacy continues to inspire future generations to read and imagine.  He had a great run though, and his effect on writers and readers around the globe has been huge.

Now its time to play catchup on all of those blogs I haven't read in too long.  You may not see me, but know that I'm lurking in the webz somewhere.  Yep, I'm stalking your blogs, waiting to pounce with a meaningful comment.  Feel free to return the favor :)