Last seen: August of 2009 (or thereabouts)
Oh, I kid about the reward...I'm still trying to figure out how I'll get to the Blissdom conference next month in Nashville. It's only a 5 hour drive - I have a bloggy friend (a fellow homeschooler and blogger) who has offered me a ride with her (shared the fuel expense - can we get an amen on that!?!), but I have yet to figure out the conference fee ($299) or the hotel room ($125 a night for 2 or 3 nights). Oh, and I haven't asked my husband yet about going - that's sort of the clincher.
He doesn't read my blog anymore (especially since I never post..ahem), but I sort of lost my blogging mojo there for a while because of the financial difficulties we were going through (who wants to hear about those, really?) - I was down in the dumps and really just unable to find anything amusing or uplifting to write about. Plus, I didn't feel that I had liberty to talk about our personal goings on without making him feel badly or that I thought it was his fault (which it wasn't).
My blog took the back seat as I really needed to work to earn some extra money to keep us afloat. God has been so good to us and my little business. I have fabulous clients and have not had a shortage of people interested in my services, ties were recently severed with the company I was doing subcontractor work for (and though I can't design any Christian author blogs or websites until June, it's a BIG relief), and I recently redesigned my website.
Here's the problem...once you LOSE your blogging mojo, how do you get it BACK? I have thought so many times about writing a post about the effects of the surgery I had a few months ago (see - you didn't even know about that, did you!?), my experiences while shopping for a wig, and the feelings I have about losing my hair...but I just haven't done it.
I think reconnecting a bit with some of my blogging peeps (church member reading this: that means "people") might be just what Dr. Mojo ordered. Now, I just need to get out and earn my keep so I can pay for this thing.
I created this photo yesterday in Photoshop as part of an exercise in the Smashing Magazine's Design Something Everyday -- it is a good representation of how I've felt lately...distracted. I dare not join in on any blog every day exercises. :)
Hoping I'll find that mojo cocktail soon - I've really missed connecting with all of you. And I haven't had a comment on my site in months. That's something I SO miss.