So here they are...
#1- I was invited to attend a few swingers parties. This does not mean sitting on a front porch swing with a glass of sweet iced tea conversing with a good friend. It does not mean swinging away the hours reading a great book or working on your Bible Study (my favorite place to work on my studies). To say I was shocked by the invitation is putting it mildly.
#2- As I read other blogs, I began to compare my little blog to the other blogs. I wondered who would want to spend their time reading about Still Woods Farmhouse when there were so many wonderful blogs out there?
#3- My time was consumed with a new business endeavor and I found my time management skills went out the window.
#4- I found out that the invitation in #1 was from a neighboring city. The closeness of this invitation really... REALLY bothered me and that was the end of my blogging.
But you know what? I have decided to set new parameters on who can see and comment on my blog to avoid creepers... I will not allow comparisons to destroy my joy of blogging... and I will strive to manage my time so that I have a designated blogging time.
I love the blogging community! I have belly laughed over blog posts, cried when a fellow blogger lost her battle with cancer, rejoiced at the birth of long awaited children or grandchildren, had the privilege of praying for fellow bloggers, and been inspired by a new recipe or a home project. Why should I allow the reasons listed above to stop me from enjoying blogging? I know that answer... I shouldn't.
As I'm writing this post, the rain is falling as is has been off and on for days. I am reminded that the rain washes away the dirt and grime. It gives new life to that which is dried up and parched. Rain is a special gift of time to readers and to writers. It refreshes the soul. So it is a fresh, new blogging start from here on. I think I will grab a glass of sweet iced tea, my summer Bible study and go swing for awhile.
"Let my teaching fall on you like rain" Deuteronomy 32:2
Blessings my friends from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse