I’m back! Well, I’m feeling a bit tentative, as I’m going to have to adjust my schedule a little again from Saturday. However, I want to be back, so I’m here!
I’ve actually climbed back into relative normality for almost two weeks now, since falling off the blog-wagon, but just could not bring myself to write. Instead, I took solace in catching up with the hundreds of posts that I’d missed over the month. It’s got to the point where I just could not wait to get back into writing – I’ve missed being a part of the community and making my contribution to the conversations.
It’s been too long. When I was in the middle of catching up with things, this cartoon stopped me in my tracks:
I’m sure this was actually a portrait of me, whilst faced with the prospect of blogging again. It’s from one of my favourite bloggers, Matt Gajdoš whose blog I featured here. It made me smile and feel that I wasn’t alone, even if it might mean my peers are the elementary school kids that Matt teaches. Hey, if they can do it, so can I right?
And then, talking about inspiration, there is Laura Williams, a super talented artist who draws the most beautiful portraits of horses and dogs (here‘s one of her latest that I love – it’s not even finished and it looks amazing already.) Note, she’s just started accepting orders for commissioned pet portraits for Christmas. Really, do take a look. I love how her portraits are so soulful and alive. I always feel as though I can reach through the screen to stroke the animals and they will respond! Not only is Laura very gifted, she’s also most generous. She nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award whilst I was away doing nothing to my blog. I’m so thankful for your encouragement, Laura!
I have been owing an award post for a while now, since Matt of the above nominated me irrationally for a few at the same time. (I can’t believe that post was way back in June…uh…sorry for the delay Matt, and thank you again!) I’m sure there is some big award rule out there that says you can’t do that, but I’m not going to complain.
I thought writing about other blogs would be a great way to return to writing, because the community of lovely blogging people and the great stuff out there is what makes me want to keep on keeping on. So I’m going to start a real awards train – I’ll spend 5 posts nominating blogs I enjoy that for me, can be described by those awards, starting hopefully from next week (because if I don’t hit publish in the next five minutes, I will never get started again!) I’ll be breaking every rule in the book in the process as I don’t have anything exciting to write about me, and I’m not going to look up each award’s rules for how many people you’re allowed to nominate…I’m going to wing it!
Happy weekend! Thanks for having me back and for reading even though I’ve been so quiet. I truly truly appreciate it 🙂
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15 September 2012 at 20:55
Good to see you posting again, welcome back.
20 September 2012 at 16:32
Thank you! 🙂
15 September 2012 at 02:04
Just as they say at Outback Steakhouse: “No Rules, Just Right” – and they pretend to be Australian there and also eat entire whole onions at once. So maybe we shouldn’t listen to them. Hey – thanks for featuring my comic on your blog! How come you’re so nice!?
20 September 2012 at 16:31
Uh, I don’t eat whole onions. Sounds a little overwhelming. I love onions, but, how do you eat a whole one? *crunch*? Feeling a bit queasy…let’s make up our own rules, yay! Nice ones that don’t involve onions…:P
21 September 2012 at 00:26
I think they fry or bake the thing so it takes out all the sting!
14 September 2012 at 23:55
Welcome back! I’ve missed your posts as well. ❤
20 September 2012 at 16:28
Thanks Diana! I’m reading you…just being a bit quiet! 🙂
20 September 2012 at 23:43
no pressure to be otherwise, ever! 🙂
14 September 2012 at 22:42
Well now, I can’t forget how encouraging you were to me when I went AWOL for a time. I’ve missed you……glad you’re back 🙂
20 September 2012 at 16:25
Thanks, I’ve missed being here. You are my first blog friend, EVER don’t forget 😀
20 September 2012 at 17:55
Aw shucks. I won’t.
14 September 2012 at 21:34
Thank you for the mention and so glad to have you back to blogging 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your posts about your favourite blogs – I love checking out new blogs to look at 🙂 x x x
20 September 2012 at 16:24
No,. thank YOU for the nomination! 🙂 I’m working on the posts – it’s so difficult to choose 🙂