Life these days: bike rides with The Dude, warm fall days in the park, making full use of my new gym membership, settling into the one-nap-a-day schedule . . . .
All-in-all, not bad, but I’m a little blah on the blog. For me, an important part of blogging is interacting with other bloggers: reading, commenting on, and being inspired by what others are writing. Keeping up with a toddler doesn’t leave much time for me to check email and write my own posts, let alone stay up to date on the numerous blogs that I enjoy[ed].
I have no idea what’s going on over at Simply Bike, or what the Eco Cat Lady has been saying. While I have plenty of post ideas, I feel disconnected, with little inspiration to take the time to write. Although virtual interactions are no substitute for face-to-face relationships, they’re still important, and I feel their absence these days.
Well, if it’s any consolation, I’ve been having a hard time keeping up too, and my excuses can’t hold a candle to yours!
I’ve fallen into two competing vortexes recently: the totally blissed out “I love my new bike soooo much that all I want to do is ride” vortex – which has been counter balanced by the utterly depressed “I hate living in a swing state in the post Citizens United era soooo much that I kinda want to open a vein” vortex. Fortunately for all of us, the impending winter ought to nullify both of these issues fairly shortly!
Well, it sounds like the first vortex is not a bad place to be. I enjoyed reading about your new bike — I tried to comment about three times, but the internet kept eating my comment, so I gave up!