*We are almost half way through NaBloWriMo and I'm running out of things to say. Although, I'm going to do everything to keep it from happening, don't be surprised if I miss a day soon.
*Not Hannah did a post yesterday about some of her thoughts on NaBloWriMo thus far and one of the things she mentioned, which I've observed too, is that the amount of comments we've been getting has gone way down. My readership has gotten better and I've picked up a few more followers, but the comments aren't always there to back it up. I mean, I understand why this is because the amount of comments I've been leaving has gone down too, since I just can't spend all day on the computer. I do think this is sort of a sad side effect to blogging every day. I love the challenge of writing on a daily basis and the fact that more people are reading the silliness that I put here, but I miss the daily connections that I'm able to make with all of "my people." That's kind of why I blog in the first place.
*I've been blogging since February of 2008 and in that time I've seen a lot of bloggers come and go, especially recently. It seems like everyone is having babies, starting new jobs, in new relationships, or just so busy with the crap that life is throwing at them that they have no time for blogging anymore. Again, I understand why this is, but it makes me sad. Then I start to thinking about how much longer I can keep this up. I'm sure that when I go back to work, there will be less posting, but as it is now, I can't imagine not having my blog. It's such a huge part of me.
*Which brings me to my final thought: I've made a couple of new friends lately. Women I really enjoy being with and feel comfortable around. We've even exchanged phone numbers and email addresses. (This is a big step for me.) So now my question is, Do I tell them about the blog? It was never an issue with other real life friends because they either had or read blogs already, so it seemed like a natural thing to bring up. But I don't know if these women have blogs or read them. Now, it doesn't seem like something that will ever really come up, but on the other hand, since my blog is such a huge part of who I am, to not tell them seems like I'm keeping a secret. Do you discuss your blog with your 'real life' friends?