It’s been — well, it’s been a while, huh?
It’s funny… how easy it is to get into a habit. I started this blog on a whim, really, and a few months into the gig, it felt like the way things had always been. (Tuesday post, Thursday post. Tuesday. Thursday. Tuesday, Thursday…)
But it’s just as easy to get out of one, I guess.
I stopped posting on a whim, too. I didn’t really mean for that anniversary post to be the last post for seven months. It just sort of happened that way. I missed a post and then two because of this thing or that, then told myself it was okay because I’d already said I probably wouldn’t keep up with the two-posts-a-week business. After that, you keep coming up with excuses. And then it’s Next week, definitely! and Okay, but seriously next week. Before long, you’re avoiding it because you’re afraid. I’ve been gone so long, I can’t just go back. I need something awesome. I need the perfect Return to Blogging post. I need a reason why I disappeared for so long.
Of course, you don’t have it, and you never will. Not posting is the new habit you’ve made for yourself, and you can’t really justify having given up on it in the first place.
So that’s where I’ve been all this time. Quietly wondering how to slip back into this blogging thing, not making myself look like a good-for-nothing slacker in the process. But I am a good-for-nothing slacker sometimes, and worrying about that only intensifies my slackerdom.
In short, I’m back! And now that I’ve said so, I can’t put it off any longer!
Hello, internet. I’ve missed you.