Friday, March 1, 2013

Insecure Blogger Blogs Again!

This blogger is still alive! 

In case you have not noticed, I have not been around for a long time. It has been over three months since I touched this blog. Hi! To be honest, I have been scared of blogging, because of being really unsure of where to go next with this blog.

I started out on this blog writing focused almost exclusively on weight loss: my own weight loss journey, with its ups and downs. As I wrote about weight loss, I also started some other niche blogs: on teaching, on books, on Christianity, and on writing. 

I found that I had very little time for each blog, and so this year, I brought all of the blogs together, into this one. But after that, I rarely wrote. I think I felt self-conscious writing about weight loss to my writing contacts, and felt funny writing about writing to my weigh loss contacts, like I had abandoned them. And so, for the most part, I just stopped blogging. I still wrote in other places, but my blog sat there, almost dead. 

I started doing some research, looking for other bloggers who have done general blogs, and had some success. And so here I go again ... this is a general blog, and if people like it, they like it. I think I will just write about what I feel like writing about. 

This is the cabin where I have been staying
Truth be told, this is typical for me. I spend so much time  agonizing over what to write, that I do not write at all. I do the same thing in my life and it is why I have trouble getting things done: I worry so much about doing things the right way, that I often end up not doing it all. 

It is a way that I am insecure ... a big bag of insecurities, truth be told. But insecure or not, I will blog, I will blog, I will blog ... 

So, what I have been up to lately ... well, I have been teaching full-time, as I mentioned in a previous post. With the job, has come a big commute. 

To counteract the effects of the job, I have also been renting a cabin and staying there for part of the time during the week. I have fallen in love with Instagram. I have been losing at the weight loss game lately. And have managed to keep up with a bit of writing, on hubpages, and my own personal websites. 

And as I am busy teaching, I know that I miss writing full time. I feel more and more drawn to purse writing, and taking pictures, as more than simply hobbies, but as my life work. 

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  1. Oh I love that cabin! Glad to see that you're back blogging again. I've started a low carb diet and so far so good. Maybe we could cheer each other on.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks so much, Susan! Congratulations on starting something new for your diet! Cutting down on your carbs has been really helpful for some that I know. Good for you! I am having trouble getting back on track with weight loss lately, but it is good to at least confess that. I guess it is a start. Nice to see you, too! :)


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