Good evening Lovelies,
I’ve been siting down tonight, staring at the blank page, wondering if I should write this. Maybe I should have waited another day, just in case. But after much thinking, I figured it was the right thing to do.
I love blogging. I love the people I’ve met through blogging. I love sharing stories here, and feeding on others’ inspiration, and letting my imagination go wild, every once in a while.
I don’t have writer’s block. My head is full of ideas, and I had plans for new stuff to try out with you all, in a near future.
But the past couple of weeks, I felt like I was failing you more and more, day after day. I even tried to take a 24h pause to catch up a bit. And I failed at that too.
The recent changes at my job (reduced staff) have significantly impacted my blogging time. In fact, the work burden is so much heavier, that even back home, I feel too tired to write and keep the bond I have with so many of you. I love both. I want to do both. I turn around in circle, and I end up doing neither.
It is frustrating, to say the least. It affects my mood a lot. Too much.
I want to keep helping around, and trying to cheer the less than cheerful. I want to stay around and try to put a smile on people’s faces… Just as much as I want to stick around and feel like blogging is bringing a lot of joy to my life, long busy working hours are not giving me that liberty.
It totally sucks. I am a bit teary eyed, as I write this.
I know this will mean losing people’s interest over time. (Overtime… ugh!) As a great blogger I know once said, “I won’t be missed”. I can already imagine the comments… “of course, we’ll miss you!” But I know it isn’t true. Some of you will come around once in a while, to see, in case I was just whining (again) one evening to come back the next, as if nothing had happened. But other bloggers will step in, be fun and bubbly or deliciously funny and witty, and that’ll be it.
It sadens me. A lot.
I worked an awefull lot to build The Cove. I love it. But it doesn’t pay the bills, so booh job wins… at last!
I will still repost Dee, Kate & Kristian’s Words of the Day. I’ll also do mine on Thursdays and Saturdays. I plan on posting the follow up on my What do you dream of? project…. I will get back to the people who got in touch with me by email recently (I am sooooo sorry for keeping you waiting… Really!) And I’ll try to work on catching up on your unanswered comments.
But I guess, officially, I am kind of closing The Cove for a while. I could have just gone silent, but I didn’t want to leave the impression I wanted to make people reach out to see what was wrong.
So, with this said…
I want to thank you all for the constant support. For the pats on the back, for the shared smiles, and for the good laughs. Thank you for being such good sports in all my crazy projects, and for being part of this community I love so much! I wish I could thank you all seperately, but this post would never come to an end.
Thank you, you, who stick around since the beginning, and you, who just recently joined my little home away from home!
Be good, have fun blogging, and keep writing, my friends!