You may not have noticed but I’ve been taking a break from blogging. The break was not unplanned but it came a little earlier than I’d anticipated. More about that later.
I’d planned to take a little psychic inventory after my 100th post to evaluate how and what I was doing with the blog. For those of you who have inhabited the blogosphere for years this may seem a little overly structured; if not down-right self-absorbed but it is the way my mind works. Benchmarks and short-term goals are good things in Harper’s Valley. I’d had some concerns before venturing into the universe of blogging. Some have proven valid but most have not turned out to be as problematic as I’d feared. On the other hand, I’ve found that I enjoy the positive aspects more than I expected to. In any case, I’m back. I’ve made the mental commitment to go forward and see how I feel about it all when I hit 250 posts.
The reason my venture into the world of self-exploration came after 80 posts instead of the planned 100 mark is because I became side-tracked by Find-A-Grave. Prior to about 6 weeks ago, I was unaware of this site and the community of people who connect to it. I’ve never thought of myself as having an addictive personality. Lord knows I have my issues but being prone to addiction has never been one of them. [Of course, denial might be one of them;…. hmmm. Something to ponder there.] Still, I have decided my interest in Find-A-Grave borders on obsession. It fascinates me in ways that I don’t think are completely positive. Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve done over the past 6 weeks when I should’ve been blogging; my first 6 weeks in the world of Find-A-Grave.
I am sure much of the frenzied activity is just the excitement trying something new. But there is more to it than that. That is a topic for a post of it’s own; or a few.
In the meantime, there is a lot to catch up on.