Dear People Who Like To Read Things On The Internet

This is 100% a copout for an actual post with real words and thoughts. I’m not even kind of going to hide it. But since we’re all in the midst of a long weekend, I thought now would be an ideal time to share the list of links I’ve been compiling since I “started blogging again”* in September.

*That was a two-post streak, so here’s to this streak outlasting that one by at least one post. #dreambig

If you find yourself at an Alessia-Cara-style party tonight, here are a few good things to keep you entertained until your people are … Continue reading

Dear Two People Who Still Read This Blog

Thank you for being long-suffering. You deserve a medal.

Also… and this will not be an unfamiliar headline… I’m going to try something new! Except this one does not involve a new website, new career, or new geographic location.

(Whew.)

In the spirit of I Don’t Know What To Write Here Anymore But I Know I Need To Write Something Because I’m Going A Little Crazy, I’m going to try writing letters. Not like a Jane Austen character. I’m not going to sit at a dimly lit desk and pen individual letters late at night with a feather for a … Continue reading

#madelinethehopegiver

There was a time in the now-distant past in which I used to keep up with a fairly high volume of blogs. Google Reader (RIP) was my second inbox and somehow, I hit inbox zero on a regular basis. And while it may sound like a completely ridiculous thing, it was actually a truly lovely thing in which I got to know a lot of truly lovely people  – several of whom crossed over from Internet Life into Real Life.

Kate Conner is not someone I know in real life. I know her only from reading her blog for … Continue reading

Greetings from the Old-Testament-Style Blogging Drought

Remember a year and a half ago when I told you to lower your expectations until further notice? Apparently I wasn’t kidding. What began as a blogging dry spell became a blogging drought of biblical proportions. The reasons are plentiful and the chances are good that someday, I’ll unpack them (because we all know how much I love a good reflection post).

But for now, you should know that, just as I mentioned way back when in December 2014, I’m going to publish this lackluster post. And unlike December 2014, I plan to publish another one before a full … Continue reading

Lower your expectations until further notice

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That tweet is a fitting summary of the past few days. Home is the place where life happens in all of its unedited glory.

“Unedited” is pretty much the opposite of what’s going down over here on the other side of this blog post. I think I have blogger’s block. I can think of things to write about, kind of, but only in Boring Book Report fashion: “On my trip home for Thanksgiving I did various things, such as watch snow fall, chop wood, and eat pie. It was not unlike the first Thanksgiving, minus the hats with buckles and … Continue reading