Sunday, March 11, 2012
I haven’t written in a long time, but I haven’t abandoned the idea of this blog. Its premise still pulls me. I think my absence had to do with reexamining what a blog is for and how it is most likely to please its author and its readers. My favorite blogs for reading make me feel as if I shared an office or a sitting room with the author.On some internal signal, we suddenly look up from our tea and he or she begins to talk about the thinking that is happening at the moment. The writing is like a window into thoughts and feelings, with reflections and exploration of ideas included. A blog like this makes me want to respond and share my own thoughts on what’s been said, as I would if the conversation were taking place in our office or sitting room.
My least favorite blogs to read are less like that and more like purposeful lectures to enlighten me about some topic. They are useful sometimes, but they don’t give me what I seem to go toward blogs to find.
Anyway, I think my time away helped me understand that and I may be ready to go again. If you’ve hung in during my absence, I thank you, and if you haven’t, I can’t blame you and I hope you’ll find us again.
Everyone who was here when I last wrote is still here…still cookin’…still breathin’…still lookin’ around at what's goin' on.