Catching Up (No Photos)

06/10/2013 By Shawn Burns

It’s been a busy few months around here. Birthdays, trips, solo-parenting stints, medical procedures, working, avoiding working, working again. I stopped blogging in the middle of recounting our road trip (it started to feel like homework instead of blogging), and I couldn’t write anything else without finishing that first, which meant I didn’t write anything at all. I don’t know why it would have been so terrible to inject a post about taking a walk, or the end of kindergarten, or Adrian’s birthday in the middle. But I couldn’t, and I also couldn’t keep writing those road trip posts.

Every now and then I start to dislike blogging. I had a couple of months of that just now. And the less I wrote on my own blog, the less patience I had with other people and their writing and what I was convinced were transparent tactics to get me to click their links or participate in controversies or whatever the hell people think it takes to be a successful blogger. I’ve tried all of those kinds of blogging, and I’ve walked away every time. This time, my very own blog felt like that, which bothered me even more than trying to make a slideshow so a corporate blog could get ten times the clicks per post.

It took getting my wisdom teeth out, and being forced to not stress about anything else for a few days during recuperation, for me to finally just write words and press “publish” and get it out of the way.

Anyway, how are you?

(P.S. Since Google Reader is going away, or is already gone, you might want to change the way you read, or don’t read, this blog. There are other readers out there, like Feedly or Old Reader. You could also subscribe via e-mail (THERE’S A BOX OVER THERE TO THE RIGHT YOU CAN FILL OUT), though I can’t promise that some night I won’t write three posts, then write nothing for two months. I’m like that.

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