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Friday, October 26, 2012

Apologies for the Delay

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Sunflower & Seaweed - Cardiff Beach October 2012
Poor forgotten little blog

I do love you.
Just because I don’t visit often doesn’t mean I don’t.

It’s just that I’ve found less time to write, as Compassion Malas became more of a job.
Add in the metalworking class (Oh, such fun to cut, solder, and join), the family, and my spiritual practice, and there isn’t much time left for you, my poor little stepchild. I can barely make it to Pilates three times a week!

Yet you started as the star in my eyes! All my poetic thoughts about mala-stringing were to go into you! My photos; my perusings.  It went stunningly well for a while. (See Tumblr blog for the really inspired postings.)

Then, yes, I began to notice that I’d never have 100 readers. (More like 10-15. Not that quantity matters! Because these are quality folks!)  Not unless I wanted to write what people wanted to read. I’ll never be able to figure that one out.  I think people want to read about Apple vs. Microsoft, Romney vs. Obama, China vs. anything…and I don’t write us vs. them stuff.

All I care about is unity, beauty, and goodwill. Living with the golden rule in mind: to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and to throw in a photo of a sunset or a snappy phrase now and then.  None of which makes for very pertinent reading, unless you have time to relax and take in someone else’s viewpoint.

None-the-less, I do love you, little blogspot blog.  Not as a place for promo or social networking, more as a collection of bits and bytes, inconvenienced electrons as someone put it, which shows my random thoughts—search-engineable to all on the world wide web.

(Sometimes it is really funny to google myself and see the odd thoughts I’ve thrown up here. Very incongruous when viewed against “real news” and professional writing.)

Peace to you all who visit! And carry on, little blog.