5 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

I’ve been gone for some time, and to be honest, I’ve really missed all of you! I feel somewhat guilty for just falling off the grid with no explanation…

So now I’m gonna do that thing bloggers do from time to time, when they feel they have horribly failed their audience. Every bad apology has a few lame excuses. Here are mine:

  1. I started graduate school, which sucked up my time, energy, creativity, and humor. Actually, it may have been a good thing I stopped blogging for a while. I tend to write about things that I can’t stop thinking about, and I don’t know how many people would be interested in reading about subject pronoun expression.
  2. I started teaching, which surprisingly, gave me back a lot of my energy, creativity, and humor, only to then waste spend it on my students. Let me put it this way, few things are more dangerous than providing a chronic storyteller with a captive audience on a routine basis.
  3. I’ve been reminiscing over the good old days, when I was posting twice a week, and I’ve also wondered why this post specifically keeps getting likes and even followers. Is the thought of strangers having an accident in the pool really that exciting? It hasn’t gone viral, except perhaps in a more literal sense…
  4. I’ve been wallowing in self-pity after I showed up to pick up my food order, and the guy at the restaurant looked at me and said, “You must be Mark.” Oh gosh, how bad do I look?! Final’s week can really take a toll, I guess. I then went home, ate my Indian food while watching This Is Us, and I felt like an American Bridget Jones. Is this how my RomCom begins?
  5. Finally, I’ve been pondering how The Crown can be equal parts so fantastic yet so dull. The show could seriously benefit from a sword fight or car chase once in a while.

Apologies ranging from mediocre to great typically have a plan of action to remedy the situation or a promise that this won’t happen again. Except this is a lame apology, remember? The best I can do is offer a vague sense of when I’ll be posting again.

What I can say is this: I’m enjoying this new chapter of my life. It’s crazy busy, and stressful, but mostly, quite wonderful, and at times, hilarious (here of course, I’m referencing subject pronoun expression). And where there’s joy, humor, and even sorrow, there will always be great stories. And a storyteller will always return to her craft.

So even if I don’t post consistently or I’m gone for some time again, I know I will never lose my wish to make the welkin dance.

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Featured photo by yours truly.


8 thoughts on “5 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

  1. So, Mark (!)… that reminded me of the reason I grew my hair and refused, ever to have it cut again. The town of Skibbereen in West Cork, Ireland c1992, feeling like death I walk into the Pharmacy for a prescription and the rather cute fellow serving looks at me and says ‘hello, Sir – how can I help you’ … there was me thinking the pixie cut made me look Gamine. I am SO pleased to see you back – no pressure but really, whenever you write it is a pleasure so do it when you will and I will try not to be TOO bitter about the students who are (rightly) getting the best of you 🙂

  2. I don’t know, those sound like perfectly valid excuses for not posting. Far better than anything I come up with, which is usually “Wait, is this Wednesday? Oh, crap!”
    Glad to hear you’re doing well and enjoying the teaching gig. 👍

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