It's easy to disappear in blogland. Just as quickly as you set up shop and start blogging, you can simply quit and evaporate into the ethernetsphere.
Here's where I started to say, "Recently, I had a baby," but that's not entirely true. I had a baby in January. Almost five months ago. Really, there's nothing recent about that. It was, however, when I stopped blogging.
Thankfully, Abby took up the gauntlet here at Triangle Mamas, keeping the posts up and running for me. I can't express enough gratitude to her for that.
What my accidental hiatus has taught me is significant. I think I've come back around to confidence in who I am as a blogger, and that's a good feeling.
So, partially inspired by Melissa's recent list of 100 things she's learned about blogging, I give you some of my recent enlightening brought on by my disappearing act.
- The internet goes on with or without you. It has to be your choice to join in or not.
- There is plenty of bandwidth for any and everyone.
- I like life a lot better when I'm never ever doing giveaways.
- I love Triangle Mamas because even when I need a break from writing, I still feel a part of a community.
- Blogging really is something I want to fit into my life. It's not a full-time priority for me, and I'm becoming okay with that. I've wanted the benefits without wanting to do the work. That came across much more lazy than I intended it to be.
Me, Melissa from Adventuroo, and Heather from Follow Linus (hey, want to join us over here?) at the More than a Picnic Picnic by Hebrew International and hosted by Ilina from Dirt and Noise and Molly from My Go Mom! It was a fabulous day in Moore Square with lots of local mom bloggers.
Marty can also be found blogging at Don't Take the Repeats. She has all but completely deserted Twitter, but occasionally pops on as canape. Here's hoping she'll meet you at the Type A Mom Conference in Asheville this September!