Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hey, I Gave it a Shot

To my loyal followers (i.e., Diane, Dan & my family):

This will be my last blog posting. You all know I've struggled from the outset with this whole blog thing. And while I've met some nice folks along the way, I just can't maintain my blog. I'll post then forget I even have a blog. A week will pass and I'll think, "What can I write about that will be interesting to others?" This takes a lot of time for me, and I know how I appreciate seeing new and frequently updated posts on other blogs. I just don't have it in me right now. I'm really trying to rework my WIP at the moment, and thinking about my blog zaps energy that should go into my actual writing. For me, blogging is not a passion; it's an energy killer and attention diverter. I read somewhere that you should only blog if you love it and have a lot to say about a particular subject. If you blog to add it to your writing resume or to impress agents and publishers then you're doing it for the wrong reasons. I fall into this category. The only reason I started blogging was to gain a "web presence." If/when I get published I'll rethink the web site/blog issue, but until that happens I need to focus my attention on my novel and short stories.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my blog attempt, and thanks to all who have stopped by to introduce themselves and comment. I appreciate your time!! I'll still troll around and comment on blogs I've discovered every so often. There are many good ones out there.

Maybe the next time you "see" me in the blogosphere I will have fully emerged from the "writer's closet."

It's been a fun few months!


DebraLSchubert said...

Amy, I'm so very sad to read this post... I love your blog! But, I completely understand. We each have to make that decision for ourselves. I'll keep an eye out for you as you make your way along your writing path. I hope you'll stop in from time to time to say hello and let me know how you're doing. All the best, Debbie

Amy said...

That's sweet, Debbie, thanks. I'll continue to check in on your blog. It's one of my favorites!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Well, I can't say I don't understand. I do love my blogging, but it does take time away from other writing. I think you're wise to do this at this point. See you soon!

WendyCinNYC said...

I know what you mean--it's tough to think of new things to say. I don't update all that often but it's always hanging over my head. I'm sure I'll take a break when I get my comments back for revisions.

I hope you visit me on my blog.

Amy said...

I will, Wendy! I love your blog! And I'm interested to see/hear how things go w/your agent and book.

Laura said...

I don't have a blog to speak of. I am a "writing fantasizer"....hmmmm. does that even make any sense at all? :-) Anyway, I discovered your blog one day and LOVED it (I commented on the 80s commercial about 'Hey Mikey! He likes it!" the Life cereal commercial).
ANYWAY, I got laid off from my job as a massage therapist at a Spa this week and I am searching for the opportunity that awaits me. And I looked into my 'Favorites' to get some inspiration and there you were! I should be writing, painting or playing guitar as I write this to you...and so I totally 'get' why you are not going to keep up on your blog...there are so many ways to procrastinate. BUT...I am glad I procrastinated and came to your site/blog as you have reminded me that I must be in action. Thank you!

I will not be offended if you only write on your blog every once in awhile...I'll still come and check in!

The very best to you in your writing and in all of your life! I'll be looking for story/books titles with your name on them!


Amy said...

Wow. What a lovely comment, and encouraging at that. Hmm...perhaps I'll rethink blogging. I've certainly rec'd a number of emails from people saying they've appreciated my little corner of the world. THanks for stopping by!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I'm stopping by to see what's up - I'm woefully behind and now see you aren't blogging - but perhaps will change your mind!? :)