Monday, April 5, 2010
welcome back, me!
i'd like to welcome myself back to the blogosphere with apologies for leaving such a huge gap between the most recent posts. we've been busy exploring (both externally as well as internally), and with the weather turning upwards again i thought it was high time to get back on the horse.
but busyness (business?) isn't the only reason for the shortage of posts in 2010 - i must admit i've been a little gun shy with writing lately.
we never intended this blog to really "become" anything - i'm not even suggesting it "is" something now - but when i saw that there were over 1,200 people per month that were stopping by regularly to spend a few minutes reading our latest posts, i guess i got a little stage fright. ;)
i started thinking that the things we were doing around new england were not "blogworthy", and thought only if we go on an wild african safari or take one of sir richard branson's space flights would i have something that was interesting enough to write about that other people would want to read. (this goes completely against the logic i used to write the most boring blog post ever back in april 2009.)
at any rate, i decided that the best way to break out of my slump and get back to writing again was to remind myself of the main reason we started this post to begin with - to let our friends and family (mostly out west, granted, but more and more here on the east coast) stay updated on what we were doing out here if they're interested. i decided it wasn't fair of me to censor our activities just because I sometimes didn't think they were very exciting, forgetting that some of the things we do might be truly interesting to someone else, especially someone who's never been to the northeast.
most of the blogs i read aren't anything special, either, but i still reasd them and appreciate their candor, sincerity, honesty and most of all, consistency.
anyway, here's to you, mom - if you're the only one who's still reading, that's fantastic. ;) it was your old daily email updates in florida (the adventures of jenny) that actually inspired our blog to begin with. since our first blog post, we've gotten to know jack kerouac (kind of), given visitors private tours of boston and cambridge, swam in walden pond, met famous authors and movie stars, become vegetarians, been hugged by an actual saint, moved two more times, cruised around boston harbor with pirates, seen a UFO, walked paul revere's trail, had a sam adams across the street from sam's actual grave, visited a syrup farm and a dairy farm, picked apples from an actual orchard...the list goes on. i know you've enjoyed many of our posts, as we've enjoyed writing them (including the random spiritual off-shoots) so we'll keep at it. ;)
to the rest of you, if anyone else finds our sometimes-weird-but-most-of-the-time-pretty-normal lives interesting, we're glad to share them with you, and we're glad you've stuck around long enough for the blogging drought to finally come to an end.
next post: three beaches in two days as we search out tommy's first slushie of the 2010 beach season!