I blogged for 15-16 years, from 2002ish until 2018. I tapered off and finally let my website go dark in mid-2018. The end of my blog was around the same time that I began to use Instagram heavily. It became blogging lite. It was easily accessible, required less work, and feedback was more instantaneous. I liked that and still do.

I would think about blogging again every now and again, mostly when reading Natalie’s Chickenblog. She’s been blogging for 18 years! Honest, straight up, her blog has changed my life. One of her most recent posts moved me to tears and altered my internal landscape for the rest of the day. I’ve also realized that blogging is a valuable tool in creating mental wellbeing. If I’m willing to do the work, it provides me the space and opportunity for my personal growth. While doing the creative work of writing and sharing, I process a lot of the pieces of my thoughts and life. I am able to sort, sift, organize, feel, commemorate, acknowledge, and give meaning. I am able to use it as a tool for personal catharsis.

And so, here I am.

If you are still blogging, drop your URL in the comments. If you aren’t blogging, but still enjoy reading them, drop your favorite URLs. Thanks!

Blogging again? Really?

3 thoughts on “Blogging again? Really?

  • November 10, 2020 at 11:16 am
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    Oh my goodness…
    Friend, I am so glad we met, online, and then in person. And I am so glad you are blogging, again. It’s unfortunate we can’t be hanging out as we have grown accustomed to doing, but it is fortunate that we still have means of keeping connected, and I am thankful for this, for the big favors you’ve done for us, for our Driveway Theater, and the return of Brekkie Club.
    By the way, I love the look and layout of this blog! Big font, everything bright and flowing. Good stuff, Janece. I love how it highlights your art, and photography, too. Very good stuff!

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    • November 11, 2020 at 1:18 pm
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      Natalie!! Thank you for stopping in again and leaving a note. You know how to make a lapsed blogger’s heart happy and inspired!! And thanks for the feedback on the look and layout – I actually used you as a template. Keep the content front and center – don’t get too complicated because that can get in the way of sharing. I’ve always loved and admired your blog for its clean, direct visual and written communication style.

      Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart. Today is the perfect day for me to hear from you here on my blog. ((hugs))

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      • November 11, 2020 at 2:19 pm
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        Oh my gosh… I am kind of cracking up about how you see my blog layout/style. I have these ideas in my head about how much “slicker/professional/creative/flashy” it could be, if only I had the skills, or motivation to gain those skills! All this time, I have thought of my blog as amateurish and plain… when it turns out I was just missing the right phrasing from an appreciative friend!

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