Blogging, to me, isn’t what it used to be. It’s too much about things that I’m not interested in, yet somehow, I get caught up in it. The drama, the competitiveness, the numbers. Those silly things never used to matter to me. They shouldn’t matter. Yet, somehow, they’ve been the main driving force behind my blog and what I decide to write about.
Done. Over it. Sick of it. It’s ridiculous. It’s silly.
I’m taking a break from this place. I’ll be somewhere else. If you don’t know where I am, you can ask. I’ll tell you. I’m not really hiding. I’m just changing location. For now.
I just want to say something here, on this blog…
Who cares what other people are doing, thinking, acting like. Why should it effect everyone so much? If it’s nothing you can control and it’s not happening in your home, then really? No offense but, who the heck cares. Move on. Mind your own. Get over it.
I may be back. I might not. I don’t know. But for now…so long.
LZ @ My Messy Paradise says
It’s funny. When I started blogging a year ago, I read all sorts of posts about blogging and how it isn’t what it used to be, and I didn’t get it. But now…a year later…I kind of think that blogging isn’t what it used to be! Lots of incredible writers and storytellers, but too much attempt to brand oneself, to drive up traffic number by means other than good writing. I’m guilty of some of it, but, I, too, am planning to tone it down a bit. Focus only on writing and the cool friends I’ve made, and try to worry less about everything else.
.-= LZ @ My Messy Paradise´s last blog ..Happiness =-.
Best of luck with your school while your away. Enjoy the break or complete separation if that’s what you decide. If you do come back, I look forward to seeing you in my reader once again! I may not comment often, but I read.
Tara R. says
You will be missed and I will be keeping in touch. Much love…
Melissa, I can relate to your post. I’ve thought about leaving the blogging world a lot over the last few months. But, I stay because I do love it. I think I’m going to go back to the beginning when I did it just for fun.
Hugs and Mocha,
.-= Stesha´s last blog ..First Love =-.
I will miss your posts! I’m not a frequent commenter, but I definitely enjoy reading your posts in my reader. I’d love to know where you will be so I can keep up with things happening in your life! Take care and enjoy your time away!
.-= Matt´s last blog ..CSN Stores/Camp Chef Review =-.
That’s more than half of the reason I started the new blog. And I’d love to know where you’re going. Regardless, peace (about blogging, at least) and love.
.-= Zoeyjane´s last blog ..Redux =-.
NOoooooo! I’ve only recently found you! I know I’m not a big commenter-but I’m an avid reader-I’ll do better! Promise!
I’m not a blogger. I can barely write a thank you note. Everything I learned in English Comp has slipped my mind. So my opinion is based strictly on emotion. I don’t know you and I have no clue how I found this blog. That being said, Thank you. Sometimes in life we come across people whose lives we touch. I just wanted you to know that you have touched mine. You gave me the motivation to go back to college and to be more gracious with others. For me your writing wasn’t about where you were going, but that you were in the moment while writing and letting me take the journey with you. Your willingness to share that part of you is appreciated. (And all the blogginess that goes along with it – means nothing if you aren’t fulfilled.) Sending you best wishes and good vibes and a little of my bitchiness to get you through 🙂
Another Suburban Mom says
Enjoy your break. Hopefully you will return all refreshed and ready to go.
.-= Another Suburban Mom´s last blog ..Friday Foodie-Brown Bag Challenge Postponed =-.
…and I so relate.
Took a temporary leave almost a year ago and have yet to find the desire to go back. I had an extremely unfortunate experience with a woman who singled me out and did nothing but criticize and leave rude comments. She soured me on what should have been a fun forum on raising kids.
I have enjoyed the visits to your blog, and hope for the best in your decision, either way.
I hope you are joking?? 🙁
.-= LB´s last blog ..The Ugly Truth — It Ain’t Pretty =-.
i’d like to know where you are now…please.
.-= staciesmadness´s last blog ..DeWyze Choice =-.
Aunt Becky says
Bon Voyage, my love. Have a safe trip and I’ll see you back soon.
.-= Aunt Becky´s last blog ..It’s Clear That My Brilliance Is Better When Someone Else Is Around To Witness It =-.