I have been treating my blog like an unwanted step-child. I want to love it and pay attention to it, but I'm too busy and too tired. I have recently given Twitter a try, but 140 characters is not enough. I have a Facebook account too, but it seems a little, I don't know... impersonal. I miss the days of personal interaction. I sometimes wonder if the younger generation today will even know how to personally interact with each other. For as convenient as the internet is, making it so easy to connect with people all over the world, it also seems to separate us from each other. I work in a place where the door is opened for each guest if possible and each and every guest is greeted with a friendly hello. We really go out of our way to make everyone feel welcome. I cannot tell you how many times everyday we are not greeted in return because the guest walking in is talking on their cell phone or walking while texting. We've become a society of mutants walking around in a daze with our heads down, looking at our phones and totally unaware of what is going on around us.
I like to read. I like to write. I want to tell you stories. The problem for me is, my stories are usually not what you'd consider a short story. It takes time to write and I'm not ever sure anybody wants to read all that. You may sometimes need a road map to find my point, I tend to go off in all directions before returning to the "planned route". The blogs I read that seem to be the most "successful" with a lot of followers and a lot of comments have postings that are all about the same length. So I sit down to write and know I can't possibly tell that story in that short length of time! So I don't tell it at all. *sigh*
So, to my 7 followers, if you are still following, I will once again attempt to do a better job at reading and writing in Blogger. Every time I return to Blogger after a long absence I feel so happy. I love to read all the posts that I have missed and see what's going on with all my Blogger friends. I have missed it and missed you all! I'm glad you're all still here, doing a better job of it than me!