Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blogging Break (Again)


Hello, dear readers!

I am going to take a blogging break.

(Yes, I know. Half of my blogging is taking blogging breaks.)

This time, I am going to take a big blogging break - by which I mean that I am not going to blog, and I am also going to shut down my blog reader (I will miss you, dear blogging sisters!).

My life for the past 15 years has been in two phases (1) a steep increase in internet use (I think most people my age experienced this), and (2) a gradual weaning from internet use. Unfortunately, step 2 is much harder than step 1 - and much more heartrending. One does get so attached.

I love the internet. I love blogging. I love all that I learn from you wonderful ladies out there. But the internet has the tendency to suck me in and leave me wondering where the last half-hour went... while my floors stayed dirty, dinner stayed unmade, and a stack of children's books went unread.

I want my family to remember a mother who was fully present - who read books to her children, baked cookies and pies, and kept a clean home. I don't want family memories of "My mom checked Facebook a lot" and "My mom stared at her phone all the time."

(I don't actually have a phone or a Facebook account, but the internet does still suck me in.)

And so... a break. This is part of my continuing journey. I don't know if I'll be gone two days, two weeks, two months, two years. One of those.

If I am gone longer, I will pop back in with baby news and also with my nausea and vomiting write-up for this pregnancy.

I will also continue to answer blog comments.

If anyone wishes to email me, do feel free to do so. I love keeping up with people, and am always available via email. I am also always available for prayer requests, so do let me know of your families' needs.

In the meantime, have a lovely, wonderful holiday season, and a very merry Christmas! My love to all of you!

(I should mention that the above is not meant in any way to disparage blogging. Some of you are incredibly gifted and are used of God for wonderful purposes. Keep it up.)




10 comments:

  1. God bless you, Diana, for your dedication to your husband and children!
    I of course will love to read about your birth and pregnancy after you do the write up.

    Have a good evening!
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I look forward to sharing in a few months! :)

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  2. Oh, and yes, I can definitely relate to your blogging experience. I've noticed that the internet tends to have the same effect on me, ha, ha. You make such a good point about not letting it interfere with taking care of our families.
    Thanks!
    Jessica

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    1. I'm sure you and I have experienced many of the same trials in blogger land - you probably more than I, as you've tackled more intensive subjects than I have. It is definitely a challenge to navigate!

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  3. Enjoy your sabbatical! Let it be as big or small as you need. ((HUGS)) And have fun growing that baby and mothering your other children!

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    1. Thank you, Tristan! I will think of you often! :)

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  4. Good luck Diana to you and your lovely growing family. I have been following you nearly since the beginning of your blogging career and will miss your posts, but understand that something has to give!

    Will check in to see your new baby news as this evolves.

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    1. Unknown - thank you!!! Your sweet comment means a lot. I'll miss being around.

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