Sunday, February 3, 2019

DEAR BLOG-I AM SORRY FOR NEGLECTING YOU


When I logged onto my Blogger account this morning and took a look at my blog, I was shocked to learn just how negligent I have been. I knew it had been a while since my last blog post, but October 9th?? That was last year! This neglect wasn't intentional. So what happened??

WRITER'S BLOCK?

It seems funny to call it that because Lord knows I am not a writer. So maybe I will call it, "bloggers block." Whatever you want to call it, some days there is just nothing there. Nada. I stare at the keyboard determined to write something, and yet...NOTHING!


And then there are those times when I want to write about EVERYTHING. At once. Like today. My brain is all over the place, and I don't know how to go about paring it all down into a single blog post. When this happens, I find it hard to focus on any one topic, and I find myself hitting the backspace button repeatedly. This is sometimes worse than having a total block!

Occasionally I will just be completely overwhelmed by the everpresent chemo brain. Yes, we have discussed this before, and YES, it IS a thing.

Also, there is the plain old self-doubt. Do I actually have anything of value to share??

Sometimes I'm not even sure what this blog is about! Is it a running blog? A blog about aging? Weight loss? Healthy eating? Breast cancer? Lifestyle balance?

YES! ALL THE THINGS! 

After giving it some thought, I realized that this blog is about all of those things and more. 

This blog is about ME and MY journey. 

Some of you know a bit about who I am, but for those who don't--
Please allow me to introduce myself (I just totally sang that out loud in my best Mick Jagger voice!) If you don't know what I'm referring to, you are probably too young to be reading this blog! But wait-I'm getting off-track here, which I tend to do a lot these days.
Anyway, my name is Pam. I am a wife, mom, grandma, doggy mommy, woman of faith, runner, marathoner, somewhat over-the-hill, slightly overweight, somewhat sassy, slow-talkin' southern gal! I'm a great southern chef wannabe, and have recently begun making jewelry. I am also a breast cancer survivor.

I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination, especially now that chemo brain seems to be a permanent part of my life. However, I'm hoping that maybe something I have to share might be in some way beneficial to someone out there in this little corner of the blogosphere! Also, I am sort of fond of this blog!

Has there ever been a time when you felt you were severely neglecting your blog? Have you questioned whether you should continue on with your blog? How did you get back on track?

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