Friday, November 18, 2011

I Can't Quit You

The very cool Leigh over at That's Write wrote a great post this week about blogging--why we do it, why we should do it and why, when it's all said and done, becomes a hard habit to break. 

I'm pretty sure that I've already shared at least a thousand times on my own blog over the last couple of years that I got into blogging, kicking and screaming.  I'm rather "old school" in that I prefer the face-to-face relationships.  Virtual ones?  Seemed kinda sci-fi weird to me, at least early on. 

This week, I lost connectivity for a couple of days and I felt like I'd lost an appendage or something.  I missed connecting with my online friends.  I missed reading the (mostly) funny posts on Facebook.  Gah! I even missed Twitter.  By the way, I could care less about the amassing of Followers (Jeez, I hate that word).  For me, it's all about the relationships and if we can share some laughs along the way, all the better. 

So, that's why you're stuck with me.  I can't quit you.

Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I was surprised when I lost my internet for over a week once. At first, I was like a monkey on speed, insane that I couldn't reach out.

But after a few days, I grew to like the 'quiet'. I adore blogging, but it was such a relief knowing I couldn't post. It was like being on vacation.

I did miss visiting though. When I got back online I had to delete over a thousand posts because there was no way to catch up.

Joanne said...

I felt the same way a couple weeks ago when an early snowstorm knocked out my town's power, for a week! Connections are connections, they matter.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I was the same way. I thought making online friends was weird. But now I am hooked and dig all of my blogger buddies!

Heather said...

By the title of this post, I thought you were going someplace VERY different! ;) I still consider myself new to this "blogging" thing, and it isn't a habit...I struggle to find the time; but whenever I get the time - I SO ENJOY reading what others have to say! Thank you for being a voice of honesty and encouragement to me!

raelynbarclay said...

I'm very much like Maria, if I lose my connection I kind of freak at first, then I enjoy the quiet. However, because of my SAHM and our family situation, if I didn't connect online with people I'd be an island.

Glad you're here to stay :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I understand your feelings. I never expected to enjoy blogging so much, and used to think of it as purely superficial, kinda like one of the fake worlds in a computer game. "What's the point?" I thought. But I was wrong. The connections with other bloggers are genuine, and have become an important part of my life.

Julie said...

I agree completely, I never expected blogging to bring me as much joy as it has, and I know I would never want to give it up, even if I do find myself taking breaks now and then. It's always great to come back to.

Have a great weekend ahead! :)

Elizabeth said...

Nice blog...love your side panel colors.

NEW FOLLOWER.

Elizabeth

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

I'm with you, I don't care about how many followers I have - I think that's why I'm such a bad blogger in terms of giving away prizes for reaching certain 100s. I'm an old hand at having cyber relationships with friends all round the world though, so that's never been weird to me!

L'Aussie said...

Hi Liz. You don't know you'll miss it til it's gone, eh? I'd be off to find free wi fi if that happened to me.

Denise

Sarah Pearson said...

I can't bear the thought of losing my connection and not being able to catch up with my friends.

Kittie Howard said...

I echo Maria's comment. It takes a bit to get back into the swing of things. But it's also good to have a little break now and then.

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Danette said...

Glad you started blogging and glad we connected! I have not felt like blogging recently but I couldn't quit either because of the friends I have made along the way.

Romance Reader said...

I agree, I never expected blogging to bring me as much joy as it has, and I know I would never want to give it up. It's like light at the end of the tunnel for me! I so look forward to visiting all the blogs and reading everyone's posts.

Nas Dean said...

Oh, if I don't come online it always seems I'm missing something from my mornings! I made some very great friends online and look forward to chatting each day.

LTM said...

LOL! Hey! I missed my shout out! Darned out of town guests... :D

Thank you, girl, and isn't it the truth? Where would we be w/o our writing community? I was lost all last week. :D Hope your holiday was divine~ <3