So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Goodnight!

Beginning today My Wintersong will go on an indefinite hiatus. Meanwhile, everyone keep your sunny side up! [See update below]
Keep your sunny side up!

Keep your sunny side up!

Update August 14:  My daughter thinks this announcement was too abrupt and people might get the idea something is dreadfully wrong. That’s not the case. I’ve been close to stopping the blog altogether many times in the past and have been talked out of it by various people. But lately I’ve just had too many things going on, other projects long neglected, and even though the blog writing didn’t take so much actual time, it was taking much of my creative thinking time. I needed to get some of that back so that I can write about things in a way that pleases me, not just to get something posted by a certain time. So hopefully I will come back but right  now I’m spending precious time learning how to breathe, exercising, and deciding how or where I want it to go from here, or maybe even IF. Should anyone be interested, I’d be happy to notify you if and when I do restart if you’ll let me know in the comments section, or email me at the address in the left sidebar.

16 thoughts on “So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Goodnight!

  1. I’ll be forced to read internet news when I’m online. Your writing is much more entertaining. What does “indefinite hiatus” mean? I hope you haven’t emptied your head of topics to write about.

  2. Thanks Mage. I would say I’ll miss you too, but now I’ll have more time to visit and read my Postcards from you.

    Monisha, the update should explain things, and yes Osher is coming up and I’m signed up for 5 classes I think.

    Everything is fine, Sylvia. Thanks for caring, and you’ll see me in the comments in Can’t Backspace now and again.

    ML, hopefully my writing would be more entertaining if I have a good rest. Even full time career people like you get a vacation every year, plus the pay is a darn sight better than what I get here ($0 in case you wondered)! Try email!

    Thanks to everyone for commenting!

  3. I’m glad to hear it! I do think it makes sense to back off and consider. A blog can become like a job and it definitely shouldn’t take out more than it puts in.

    Having said that, I’ll miss your posts and I’ll be watching for your return.

  4. You will be missed!

    I realise that you need time for other things and when blogging becomes a chore, it is time for a sabbatical.

    I wish you space, time and rest to recharge and look forward to your return.

    Stay safe,

  5. Sometimes, it’s nice to step back, take a break – and I’m especially impressed that you plan to exercise.
    Enjoy – I’m glad your daughter convinced you to add the “update.”
    As to the mushrooms, I have no idea if they’re edible, I didn’t try them.
    But, there were blueberries and those were delicious!

  6. Enjoy your break, Alice!!!! I’m going to miss you greatly!!!! Do keep in touch! And yeah let me know when you start up again!

    I do understand — the thought has crossed my alleged mind.

  7. Take as much time as you want: this is for fun, not a required daily activity. I subscribe to you, so I will always be there when you choose to post again. Stop by and say hi sometime!

  8. I’ll miss your interesting blogs and fun style but I do understand the need to cut back. I haven’t done such a good job of keeping my blog up this summer. I would definitely want to know you’re back! Email me now and then and I’ll let you know when I get that darned book edited! I really will miss you!

  9. I’ll miss you, your blog and your comments on my blog. I somehow felt that you might be taking this hiatus – funny that I logged on tonight and saw that you were indeed doing just that. Hope you have success in gathering time to do the things that are most important to you. And I hope you write again. I’ll missing reading your posts. Take care.

  10. OH my goodness! I had NO idea you’d thought of stopping your blog! No, no, NO! You can’t do that. We need intelligent, thought-provoking, female voices like YOURS in the blog world!
    I understand the balance……..I also resorted to doing this and it works SO much better for me! Like you, I jot down ideas, and when time permits I do up a week’s worth of blog entries at a time. Can you pre-post with your blogging system? It saves SO much time! Usually on Sundays, I’ll do up 4 or 5 blogs for the coming week and that’s IT. I can then forget about it for another week. IF something current crops up in my life or the world……..of course I always have the ability to post right away.
    So don’t go away………..just maintain that balance!

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