I have recently been thinking about returning to blogging.
It was something I used to do a lot more often but I kind of stopped doing it a few years ago and haven’t really come back to it much.
So I decided recently that I wanted to start blogging again. But I find this strange sensation that returning to an old blog is somewhat like calling that person you used to be friends with several years ago that you haven’t spoken to in a long while.
Now it’s all awkward. Will they be annoyed if you ring them up? What excuse do you make for the long absence?
Seems to be the same with blogging. Part of it is to do with what stopped me blogging in the first place. Which I’m still not sure about.
Was it just that I ran out of time? Hey, I’ve got three kids. It’s possible.
Did I start to get more precious about what people feel about my opinion? Possible as well.
Is it just a vague notion that nobody reads blogs nowadays?
I’m not sure.
Anyway, I figure that if I’m going to re-open the blog after a while, I can’t just write any old random post. So this one can be the awkward one that breaks the ice.
And then – like that old friend that you finally get around to ringing – maybe I can organise a coffee and catch-up for the next one.