I've been off for a while. Mostly, it's because I just didn't feel this blog was going anywhere. (Even though I've been collecting photos and stories...a black widow spider from my garden, freezing serrano and cubanelle peppers, butterfly photography...but...no motivation to post them.)
I was also cast into doubt one day when I showed a friend the blog and her first impression was "Boy, that's BUSY!" So maybe it was too "busy;" it's not really meant to be an artsy space per se. I also wondered if it was taking too long to load after I realized that at one time I had 4 "feed" followers and that decreased to 1. Hence the revamped, simplified look I created last night. (By "created" I mean I selected a new template and tweaked the colors and layout a little bit.)
In addition, after over a year, I was/am discouraged by the minimal readership--although I am so happy with my new friends who follow me--and I am reaching into different areas generally to try to impact the world. It makes sense to me right now to spend more time in the "real" world looking for "it" than in the virtual world.
I recently saw the following Edmund Burke quote: "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." It has become one of my many goals to not be this person, meaning, I need to get out there and DO more, where ever I can. If I have time between working on my big goals, I'll try to post some more--which will probably increase when the weather gets bad. Until then, keep striding toward your own goals!
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