Friday, September 6, 2013

Taking a Blogging Break



After four years, I decided a while back to take a vacation from blogging. I wanted to take some time and think about how I blog, how I read your blogs, how I never seem to be able to read all I want to read, and so on. I'm sure we have all been there. This was a while back and I'm still blogging ~ because I love it, of course.


But I need a break, I need to sit up by our garden and watch it grow while listening to birds chirping and watching chipmunks dashing about, madly. Of course, I also need to help hubby harvest, cook, and freeze everything from our garden. And I want learn more about photography and available online photo programs. Then there are all the chores that were left behind, postponed, due to the extreme heat of this summer. So I think I will become a part-time blogger for a while, which appeals to me as a good compromise. 


P. S. 

Looking at the date, I just realized that today I have lived here for seven years. I moved to the canyon with three dogs, one cat, and a parakeet, leaving hubby in Los Angeles to run his business, which he did for another four and a half years. 

The following year, I got a job at the donkey rescue where I met Rachael, fell in love with donkeys, fell in love with a bearded dragon, kissed an albino Burmese python, and learned so much about all kinds of animals. And some weird people too. After I quit the rescue, a year went by, then I started this blog in 2009. 

I love living in this desert mountain canyon; I love the winter snow, the autumn morning fog, the flowers in spring, the mountains, and the wildlife. Most of all I love the peace I have found here.


Take care, my blogger friends, I will keep you updated.











36 comments:

  1. i have considered it from time to time, too. i spend so much time in front of the laptop. but so far, i've not reached the point to step away. but i know i will.

    enjoy your break. help with the harvest. soak in your fall beauty. enjoy your walks with samson and your time in your beautiful place.

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  2. I have become a hit and miss blogger, myself. There are not enough hours in some days and in others, I don't have the energy. Enjoy your time, life is too short.

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  3. Your photo of the moon is lovely!! I'll be here whenever you post.

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  4. You are a strong, adventurous, beautiful woman whom I have grown to love dearly! I am so opposite - weak and afraid of my own shadow (and spiders and snakes) but I pull from your strength just reading your blog. Part time is a good compromise. Gracie and I send our Love!!

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  5. I understand the need to cut back. I do it from time to time myself. I'll be here when you post.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Yes, we have taken breaks before. This is actually about our 4th blog. Recharge and relax and catch you when you come back!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  7. Inger, we love all that you love about your canyon, too! That's why we visit your blog often to see the pictures and read about your life. So, come back once in a while to keep us from being sad!

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  8. Maybe you'll want to slow your pace at blogging, slow-blogging suits me.

    I'll be around whenever you post, Inger. Change it up, and good luck with all that canning and garden work!

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  9. I understand. The computer can take on a life of it's own and smother everything around it. Enjoy your break, Inger.

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  10. Take care, and maybe let Samson post an update once in a while.

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  11. I know what you mean...enjoy your time off...we will be here when you return..

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  12. we will be waiting for your return, enjoy your break, everyone needs one some time and this is your time

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  13. Hi Inger .. that's a very sensible decision - and enjoy the last few weeks or so of our summer ... spending time outside, preparing the veg and fruits for the freezer ... and just being for a while.

    Congratulations on your wonderful 7 years out in the desert .. it is beautiful ..

    Big hugs and thoughts and see you when we see you .. Hilary

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  14. Take your time ,enjoy your journey, relax in your comforting desert and be well Inger .
    The blog will be here when you want or need it.
    With just six months in to blogging ,and enjoying everyone here yet I can see how the blogging itself can get rather all encompassing at times .
    Hugs,
    Willow

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  15. I look forward to your sporadic posts! :) I tell myself I should be writing poetry and not reading blogs, but I'm addicted to my blogging friends.

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  16. I have thought the same thing from time to time. I totally understand. Blogging - and being a good blog friend - takes a lot of time.
    Enjoy watching nature. I look forward to your occasional posts and your beautiful pictures.
    Take care, dear friend.

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  17. Are you going to come back? I hope so. Well I have to tell you I do know what your are saying and feeling. enjoy your time off.
    sandie

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  18. It's lovely to live in a place where you feel happy and can enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. It's ok to take a break every now and again, hope to see you back soon. Enjoy your break!

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  19. I understand the need to take a blogging break. I did it times ago.
    I will miss you and your gorgeous photos of the desert mountain canyon. Really a gorgeous place to live in.
    I hope to see you back very soon.
    Enjoy your break!
    Love,
    Sonia.

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  20. We all reach that stage and the only cure is a break. Sometimes blogging can become a job and perhaps new perimeters need to be set. Probe your many interests, relax and just enjoy.
    We will be here when you come back.

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  21. Inger, enjoy your break from all this and breathe in that mountain canyon air and scenery! We'll be right here when you are ready to return. Enjoy what is around you. All the best.

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  22. Finding peace is often elusive. I am so glad you found yours in such a beautiful place. Don't leave or stay away completely, Inger. I would miss you too much.

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  23. I have cut back my blogging in the past six months and I find that part-time is the best way for me. I love to read posts now more than write them because of all the lovely and interesting people I have met. Balance is so important in life and finding time to enjoy all the things we love means cutting back on some to make room for more.

    Enjoy your autumn morning fog and take more pictures of your beautiful canyon. I hope to see your posts pop up every now and then. Take care, dear Inger.

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  24. Inger, I struggle with the same things that you do. I find it hard to keep up with blogging and all that comes with it. I admire you for admitting you need a break to find that balance and enjoy the world around you and not the one that lives inside your computer. So post when you can, visit when you have time, and just know that you won't be forgotten! :-)

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  25. Enjoy your break, will miss you.

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  26. Take care and enjoy your break, Inger. I will be here whenever you post.

    P.S. I love the moon photo!

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  27. Inger, I understand the need to step back and just be for a while, especially since you've suffered a loss. Be happy, be well, come back!

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  28. I too have reduced the time I spend visiting blogs and commenting. There truly is so much else to do (although my today's post shows that I've accidentally become addicted to an online computer game - shame!) Enjoy your blog break and be kind to yourself. I think we all forget that sometimes.

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  29. Dear Inger, a respite from the responsibility of posting your own stories as well as reading and commenting on the blogs of others seems like such a good idea. You've spent over a year dealing with illness and still you have kept on. Angel and Soldier have both died and still you have kept on. I"m glad that you are now going to be gracious to yourself and take some time to go to that deep center of yourself where peace dwells and find again the love you share with Angel and Soldier. Take care of you for now. Please. Peace.

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  30. Take a break, do what you need to do, relax and come back soon because I will miss reading your posts! Take care, Lots of Love Hayley-Eszti x

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  31. Enjoy your break, Inger.

    I was so sorry to hear about Soldier. I know you'll miss him something awful.

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  32. You've been through so much in the past four years Inger -- I often wondered how you did it all. I totally think it's a good idea to take a break and spend some time with hubby in the garden. xo

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  33. Kan va skönt ibland, hade ju lite av det i aug.
    Kram!

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  34. Oh Inger enjoy your time away you will be missed but I do understand completely. You are one very lucky adventurous woman who has an amazing bunch of stories of life and I admire and aspire to be like you someday.
    Have fun and enjoy the time alone with your thoughts and those good times with your darling husband in your beautiful desert home. HUGS B

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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