Sunday, January 10, 2010

Three years ago. . .

I started a blog. I haven't looked at it for a long time, but tonight I found myself wanting to write. Out of curiosity, I checked the date of my first post and to my surprise, found that tomorrow marks my three year blogiversary. I only kept it current for a short time, but it led me to so many interesting people and even to the opportunity to publish. Who knew?

I got busy and quit posting, but sometimes I wonder if I also stopped writing because I was afraid. (Of what, I'm not sure--success? failure? being able to write something worth reading? losing readers? getting comments? becoming consumed with how to turn my ordinary day into a blog post?)

Well, here's to conquering fear. Maybe it will mean more posts, or an essay submitted for publication. Or maybe it will mean that I keep my journal more regularly--I haven't decided.

On the other hand, maybe it just means that I'm avoiding going to bed, will have a handful of chocolate chips and forget all about this blog for a loooong time.




What's your prediction?

15 comments:

Wendy said...

I predict lots of interesting posts and lots of avoiding bed. It would be awesome to be able to publish more essays. Good luck!

shari berry bo-berry said...

I predict that you will make the right decision. :) And I hope that includes a post every now and then...I love reading your writing!

Kate said...

Here, here! I am in special need of your wisdom these days. Primary presidency and no dishwasher -- aack! I'm a pro with the avoiding going to bed part :) And, thank you for what you have written -- you are always an inspiration.

Jennifer B. said...

Awww, thanks ladies!

Natalie S. said...

I'm positive that no matter how often you post, I'll always be at the computer, ready to comment. There has never been a time that I stop by your blog and not have a complement. I love you!

Kimberly said...

It has been too, too long. Thank you for remembering me and touching base again.

I know the fear all too well. It gets to be a habit, I think. But like all bad habits it can be undone in time.

Welcome back?

Geo said...

I predict that whatever you decide to do, it WILL involve chocolate.

Jennifer B. said...

Thanks Natalie!

Thanks for finding me Kimberly and taking the time to comment.

Geo, I think you're spot on with your prediction!

Melissa said...

Hey Jen! I missed this post. I'm a month late commenting, but I'm hoping for more blog posts! Whatever you write will be amazing and I'm looking forward to it. I am inspired daily by my favorite blogs. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Jenn said...

I hadn't checked on you for awhile - but thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my food blog! Jen, you have a real talent for writing no matter what venue you use for that creative outlet...just throw us a bone once in a while.

Carrot Jello said...

I predict that you'll come back here.

Geo said...

So, was I right about the chocolate? How's your intake these days?

THANK YOU for your supportive comment today over at my place, and especially for your prayers!

Hugs and appreciations to you—

Super Happy Girl said...

All I know is that blogging has allowed me to meet some pretty cool people I'd not have the chance to even know they existed otherwise.

(Remember when we met? That was pretty awesome!)

I predict you'll be back.
We all do ;)

Carrot Jello said...

I predict that I don't predict things.

Maybe you'll come back January 10, 2011.

Elizabeth-W said...

I always enjoyed your stuff. Glad you're back in the mix, for as long as you're in it :D