Hi. Haven't forgotten you. Delighted so many are still here.
My repeated attempts to blog more frequently have not succeeded, as we all know. Many, many reasons; one of them possibly being a "natural lifecycle" for bloggers and blogs. I take some comfort from the fact that both Sharon Astyk, who was a hyper-maxi-turbo blogger for years, and Crunchy Chicken, likewise, both of whom became my good friends as we all blogged- have gone through this exact process- Crunch first, then me, then Sharon.
We're not any of us dead yet- but no question we've slowed down. Have we run out of things to say?
I don't think so; I think it's more a matter of "iceberg fatigue" with the blogs. I think the blogs make a difference- and help us all - but eventually it starts to feel like "this isn't enough"... and the energy necessary to keep going flags.
I am, of course, still pushing on icebergs; as are Sharon and Crunch. That's part of the problem; for me and I know for them- the other icebergs have loomed up on us, and are taking more of our available time and energy. My "other life" has gotten really busy, in my case.
And, as we accumulate a body of writing here, there's a desire to not repeat ourselves. And, in my 350 posts here, I did talk about a bunch of different stuff. Lots of it could use updating, etc.; but the fact is that kind of writing is just not as much fun for us writers; it's careful work; instead just ripping off a good rant.
But! Still here. Still interested in Life, the Universe, and Everything (which hopefully won't just all vanish on us too soon). And still cruising the internet sometimes, trying to track down things that interest me.
I found one, recently; which I can share with you. A blogger much younger in the lifecycle, so hopefully she won't disappear on us soon. She has two blogs; one is simply her dream journal (she has incredibly lucid and detailed dreams) which you can find at Dreampan (she works in the movie business; pretty sure that's a camera pan reference.)
And the other is her photographic journal of Life- and she has a wonderful eye, a good camera- and a genius for whimsy. That would be at Thistrinket; and here is the specific post which cracked me up so thoroughly that I wanted to share her with you:
Not everyone who headed out West made it.
Brilliant, Shandra. :-) Thanks.