Saturday, January 29, 2011

L'avenir, or the future

Earlier in the week my friend Leigh asked why I hadn't been posting.  When I went back to look at the blog, I realized almost two weeks had passed since my last post, and, I have no good reason other than I've been unusually busy.  Sometimes, we are just busy, n'est-ce pas?

A classroom that demands a lot of time and a new house that needs lots of work have kept me busy for months; blogging has slipped.  Some days, I don't have the time, and some days I simply struggle for writing ideas.  And some days I consider a new blog, a different blog inspired by the home design and renovation blogs I visit.

I don't like to whine or vent on my blog, so I apologize.  And I do like to stay on message, stay true to my original intent of  " . . . exploring ways to bring a bit of France into my home . . . ways to introduce small but authentic French touches into your life."  I regularly need to ask myself if that's what I'm doing. 

I know other bloggers have puzzled through this.  As I look back over the nearly 300 posts on my blog, I wonder if I've said what I wanted to say, if there's any more to write about.  I wonder if my trip to France this summer will inspire me to continue blogging, or, if it's time to close up shop . . .

15 comments:

  1. It's normal to go from being interested in blogging to not. If you feel like it, blog about what interests you, you don't have to follow a pattern that no longer works. I for one, enjoy your blog very much!

    You can always start a new blog and keep it private or not.

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  2. I bet there are a lot more bloggers, like myself, that don't leave comments but really enjoy your blog. I would keep reading even if you simply wrote more about your daily life.

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  3. No!!! Don't stop blogging- I didn't mean that. And I didn't intend to give you a hard time, lord knows I've gone for months without blogging. Many times I'm too busy, too tired to upload photos or have nothing to say. I think widening the scope of your blog would be nice, you'd have more to share and people would be interested.

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  4. We've all been there. It's really hard to stay strictly on message all the time unless you're writing something like a short-term vacation blog. You almost have to broaden your blog, because, take it from me, maintaining several blogs will get exhausting. I look at your blog as your lifestyle blog which just happens to be inspired by your French background. If you want to cover topics like home renovation and decorating, cooking, books, whatever go for it. I for one would continue reading it because those topics interest me, too, and as Leigh said, I'm sure your other readers would be interested in what else you have to say as well. My own blog is about my life with cats. That said I don't post kitty 24/7 -- there's also food, decorating, travel... it's a lifestyle.

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  5. I always wonder if I should bring more focus to my blog! I blog about so many different things: books I've read, trips I've taken, what's going on in Egypt, my family in photographs, old letters that were given to me, and then just about anything that appeals to me: a beautiful room, a typeface I like ... I agree with Cathy ... keep the blog and make it whatever you want it to be. And now I'm going to check out Cathy's blog to see what kind of cats she has. :-)

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  6. Yours is consistently one of the best French-inspired blogs out there. And as someone mentioned above, oftentimes one reads without necessarily commenting, whether out of time restrictions or perhaps because someone has already said very nicely what I would have said. Anyway, we've all had our moments; it looks as though it comes with the territory. I for one will be looking forwar to more here!
    Take care,
    Michael

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  7. Although I rarely comment, your blog is one of my favorites. I really enjoy reading your posts no matter what subject or what aspect of your lifestyle you're covering. Having been "in love with French" most of my life too, I enjoy your observations and French touches but I also enjoyed hearing about your huge editing project last summer and your move. I hope you'll continue to blog and would continue to read your posts no matter what subject you wish to cover. Merci for the great posts and inspiration you've given us so far.

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  8. I have only recently discovered your wonderful blog. Alack and alas, I fall into the "enjoy reading yet don't comment" group. I especially relish your "Week-end Simple" posts. Brilliant!

    While I understand and can appreciate that blogging might be getting stale for you, please know that "My French Corner" will be missed should you conclude that it's run its course. Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best.

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  9. I love your blog and miss you when your not blogging!

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  10. Life would become boring fairly quickly, I would expect, if our interests and thus what we reflect in our writing or blogging remained static. My interests have turned round corners I fully never expected to venture near, all because of blogging. Whatever you decide to write about will be coming from you and that my dear is all that matters.

    ~Andrea~

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  11. No more talk of "no more blogging"! I have no where near the number of posts you do but find I am still looking for my fit. I just go with whatever is on my mind at the moment. Interestingly enough, it usually resonates with someone. You never know who your thoughts may touch - keep it up!

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