hiatus [notes on being a bad blogger]


hiatus [hʌɪˈeɪtəs/] noun

a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity

Please forgive me it’s been a month since my last blog post.

March 10 was the last post that appeared here. It was St Patrick’s Day themed and considering today’s date, I’ve completely missed any Easter round-ups. [Hopefully you might follow me on Pinterest as I did manage to jump on there in the lead-up and pin a few Eastery things.]
And I’m going to go and do all the things that the blogging experts tell you not to do ~ I’m going to point out that I’ve haven’t been here.

I honestly don’t know what happened – family, work, life – but I went bad blogger all over.

My blog reader of choice, feedly, was bursting at the seams. In a rare event, that is has never happened before, it got out of control.
It got over 1000, then it was 2000, eventually closing in or going over 4000, I lost count in the end. I chipped away before doing the unthinkable ~ “mark all as read”.
I didn’t even flinch in the end.

My domain expired. Obviously I renewed it again but for a few hours there it didn’t exist.
I didn’t even break a sweat.

And then I thought about just walking away. Letting it lapse. I no longer know what it wants from me or me from it.
I didn’t.

Although I sit here now, wondering if I know what I’m doing.
I don’t.

But I figure this time is as good as any to dip the toe back in. Just like I did Instagram on Friday. This being a time of renewal, rebirth and all that.
I’m pressing reset on this month. Ready to renew this space ~ same but maybe a little different.

Let’s begin again.

PS. As I get ready to hit the publish button on this post, a notification from LinkedIn, of all places, lets me know today is six years since the beginning of 74 Lime Lane. Thanks for the gentle nudge Serendipity.

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    • says

      Thanks Tasha! Wise words. I know I’m not alone, it can be the eternal quest for those of us juggling many life balls! Thanks for popping in, take care! K x

  1. says

    I totally get where you are coming from… and going to. Months passed and I hadn’t touched my main blog. Just as I was preparing to do final salute to the site, changed my mind and began making things again. Don’t know how long it’ll last, but clearly my site still has some life left in it.
    Besides, it’s good to take a step away and refresh. Reprogram, reboot, grow, sew, shoot, regroup…
    Melissa G is talking about ..Life Lesson #3My Profile

    • says

      Thanks Melissa. I think we definitely need to reset or reinvent as we grow and change. That’s the beauty of the web, you can change things as you see fit. I’m loving my online friends popping in with their wisdom. It has made me smile today! x

  2. says

    Oh, Kellie, I’ve been there over and over. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in the blogworld so long (much longer than my current site has been active), but I do find myself losing interest more and more–both in the reading and the writing. I’ve thought about just quitting, and I’ve thought about a kick in the pants to reenergize, and I finally landed on, “I’ll just do this when I feel like it, even if it’s twice a year, and that’s good enough for now.” :) There was a time when that wouldn’t have been good enough for me, but right now it is. Not sure what that will mean long-term, but I’m OK with that too. Good luck figuring out where you want to go!
    gretchen/june at noon is talking about ..Under CoverMy Profile

    • says

      Thanks Gretchen, and I’m finding that acceptance, too. I guess it’s about taking the foot off the pressure pedal and letting it happen. I’m thinking three times a week is a good aim for now and will give me time to do all the bits and pieces I want to do. Six years is a long time … I can’t let all that time and effort be for nought. :)

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