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Getting back in the Proverbial Saddle

August 9, 2014

There’s always that awkward feeling when you have been away from a social media site such as a blogging platform a for a long time. The kind of awkwardness that makes you take even longer to return and which is brought on by … what?

Is it the sensation that you bailed on your readers and may have disappointed them? Or the fear that there is no one left when you get back? Or the dislike of the blank screen with a cursor mockingly blinking at you? Or the confusion over the new user interface or layout of the site? Or dreading that you may end up just disappearing from that same site again?

Or is it the apprehension of what made you leave in the first place? – And what did make you leave? Was it a clean break because of a specific event related to that site? Or was it a declining interest in it on your own part? Or a cataclysmic event in your life that you had to devote your time and effort to? Or the demands and restrictions that you made for yourself when it came to posting? Or the subject of the blog that took up all your spare time instead of writing about it?

– It is after asking all those questions that you kind of realise that the whole thing is probably only a big deal in your own head and decide to work your way through that awkwardness. You get back in the proverbial saddle and see where this ride is going to take you.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Maggie permalink
    August 9, 2014 1:04 pm

    Yep, you gotta keep on going. 🙂 Good to see you back! And the WordPress site layout has been changing constantly for the past few months. It’s driving me nuts and I’m on the site every day.


    • August 9, 2014 1:24 pm

      Thank you, Maggie! I was just visiting your blog a moment ago. 🙂
      The interface seems more intuitive to me now than it did a couple of years ago, but I can imagine that it’s annoying if it changes all the time.


  2. August 17, 2014 10:08 pm

    Welcome back!


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