Friday, September 19, 2008

No Joke

I wasn't joking when I wrote that last post. I truly thought that my life as a blogger had ended. Really I just needed to give myself rules.
1. I have found in this time of silence that I am simply unable to read other blogs. Doing this has freed me tremendously in my time and my devotion to being an at-home Mom. I felt obligated to read every time my feed told me someone had posted. I cannot be under that obligation.
2. I cannot be consumed or concerned about people's comments. I did find that my writing changed knowing that others would read and I often felt driven to write for some approval of some sort. (so this one is tricky because I will have to truly assess where my heart is as I write.)
3. While I am an open book and lack the filter that most people have on privacy or fear of exposure, I will write openly only about myself and not about any other person around me.

So, with these rules shared, I am ready to re-enter this outlet that has been so helpful to me in the past. Hey, this is like free therapy for me.

4 comments:

Aron & Suz said...

sounds like some great insight learned! i, too, have to take mini-blogging breaks from time to time or i get consumed with catching up on others' blogs and like you, curious about what people will say on my blog. thanks for your honesty. glad to have you back. xoxo

rusty'swife said...

Rachel,

So glad that you have decided to come back to the blog world. From reading you previous entries, I have found you to be a very open and real woman trying to follow hard after her Savior, and keep up with her family. You are a very talented writer and this is a gift God gave you. I pray that you will keep your eye on God and not on the bloggy world as you use this tool to pour you heart out to our Father. And gift us with your wisdom, tears and insight.

Sallye

Hannah Grace Photography said...

Yay! I'm really glad you are back and even more glad that you had a nice break and have set some "blogging boundaries". I was about to delete your bookmark and I'm so happy I decided to check back just one more time! Enjoy those hummingbirds! :)

Nichole said...

Welcome back! I hadn't checked your blog is so long since I didn't think you were blogging anymore. I think that is great insight.