radio silence


There's a wonderful song by my favorite folk singer Christine Lavin called "Please Don't Make Me Too Happy," that begins with this passage:

please don't make me too happy
because if you do
my songwriting will suffer
from the bliss you put me through

I think perhaps that's at the root of my drop-off in blogging. I'm just too damn happy. Life is good, and I spend a lot of time just savoring it. Which makes me...well...boring. I don't go out a lot, because I prefer being at home. I don't blog a lot, because I'm not dealing with many problems or challenges that I feel I need to work out publicly or get input on.

I know, that's a lousy excuse. And it hasn't stopped me from twittering, or posting to Facebook. But both of those are really just about lighthearted, newsy updates. What am I thinking right this minute, what did I just read that's worth sharing with others?

I think I'd like to try to find a way to get my blogging mojo back without the angst that originally fueled it. I'll be working on that over the next couple of months, so perhaps you'll see an increase in posts (if you're even bothering to follow the blog any more!).


Meh, I'd rather see you less frequently in the RSS feed, knowing that you're happy and well someplace else! Best wishes, Liz.

That's a great reason for not posting. I must say from my own experience that I don't think you'll actually start posting more. Sometimes life just changes and you move on to other things...

I'd guess most of us follow you via RSS, so infrequent posts are still "Hey, Liz has something to say" and welcome.

OTOH, having completed another study of library-related blogs, I must note that "I'm going to do more blogging" posts after absences seem to be kisses of death for too many bloggers--they're never heard from again. (Not always, but often.) Hope that doesn't happen in this case.

Would much rather you be happy than posting brilliantly!

May your joy continue and multiply throughout the coming new year!!

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