Next week will be the 2nd anniversary of this blog.
In that time, I have read and written many blog posts, followed some of my favorite bloggers as they switched domains or blogs, met some of my favorite bloggers, made wonderful new friends from around the world and sadly, watched some of my favorite bloggers stop blogging.
I bet you didn't think I could use the word 'blog' so much in one sentence, did you?
Well, another of my favorite bloggers, Depot Dad, has decided to call it quits.
Many of you read about Jim's battle with cancer over the past year or so. Well, he's finally kickin' that cancer's ass and as part of the celebration of his new lease on life, he's going private.
I am beside myself with happiness about his recovery. The man is one of the most special men I have in my life. I can't say enough good things about him that I haven't already said before.
We'll miss your words, Jimbo. Thank you for sharing your journey.
Rachel over at Single Mom Seeking, was apologizing yesterday that her blog has changed.
It seems that she is feeling a bit guilty for putting up ads or for her sponsored blog posts.
She's a professional writer. She does this for a living. I would expect an ad or sponsored blog post here and there.
But yeah, I have noticed that she doesn't blog too much about her personal life anymore. She's in a long term relationship with a man who prefers privacy. Of course, she will naturally become more private. Her goal was to inspire other single mothers and share her dating stories. Now, she's focusing on making a new life with her man.
I would assume that her readership will change and evolve, as her blog does, as her life does.
That's not a bad thing, is it?
I love blogging as a document of all that I've been through these past few years. There are times when I go back and read some of my blog posts and I'm inspired. There are other times that I'll read and I cannot even relate. And there are yet other times that I can't even believe I wrote that!
I also wonder, as time goes on, if I will eventually go private or more quiet. I have kept journals since I was 7 years old. I can't imagine that I would stop journalling... but would I share it with the world?
Sometimes, there are nights when I have nothing to say and then... a post simply writes itself.
There are other times when I have 10 posts started and not enough time to finish all of them!
Life evolves, changes, moves and my blog will do that as well. Many of you have said that you never know what I may write about from day to day and honestly, I don't either! I do know that at this point, I still view this as mostly a journal where I sort out feelings and thoughts and learn more and more about myself.
I've spent two years and almost 600 posts writing about whatever comes to mind. After all the friends I've made, all the love that I feel from comments and as much as I adore blogging, I don't know if I could go private.
I guess I'll know when I know.