I read a post this morning that touched on twelve topics to not write about if you want to create a serious blog. Number six warned me to not post a “Sorry I’ve Been Away Post.”
At first I stubbornly thought, “Nu-huh. She’s wrong. My style is more intimate then that. “I” connect with my readers.” Blah, blah, blah. As the article seeped into my brain I decided she had a point. I do agree, that a certain style of blogger probably shouldn’t blog about being away and if there is a need to explain, talk briefly about the why and then get on with the post. But, here I am, still writing my I’ve been away post. However, I have rewritten my post, (and it’s definitely a more interesting post) and taking the advice of a seasoned writer. At least a little bit.
So without further ado …. Let me apologize for being gone.
Forgive me if my apology bores you but, to me, there is a need to connect. After all, I consider you a friend and I feel you deserve to know where I have been hiding myself. So friend, let me open the door, invite you to sit down and I’ll tell you a bit about my absence.
Where have I been? It’s been nine days since my last post. (I know, it’s only me that’s counting.) In my defense I have been at my home rejuvenating. (And just in case you were worried about mom, she was staying at my brothers.) I had every intention of writing while I was away – but apparently I only made drafts!
Despite myself, I was productive on the home-front. I deep cleaned and rearranged furniture in the living room, made my own liquid laundry detergent and tried my hand at making some pizza dough. (I promise I will tell you all about my creations.) I was able to spend time with precious friends, learned of numerous people who are going to have babies and missed a wedding by mere hours. But, I admit, most of my time was spent relaxing, enjoying my wood-burning stove, lovin’ on my fur baby and reconnecting with the hubby.
I will get back to blogging soon enough. What do you do to refresh your spirit?