This week marks the anniversary of FIVE YEARS that I've been blogging. I looked at the numbers. And yeah, we all know I hate math, but there are 365 days in a year. Take that number times five and you get 1,825 days. In 1,825 days I wrote 1,186 blog posts. Now that's not exactly one post per day or one post every other day, but it's somewhere in between those two, right?
See I suck at math.
Anyway, I was talking to Mr. Manic today and I don't know where to go from here. I started a post earlier this week about how Tukey got really, really REALLY sick in the middle of the night, and I just stopped writing it.
It stopped being funny. It started being sad. When the stories start getting sad and I feel like if my kid was to read it and be hurt by me joking about him being ill in the middle of the night, well, that's when I need to rethink what I'm writing about.
It was the very first time I stopped in mid-writing to rethink what I was writing. It was an A-Ha moment for me. I couldn't post it. I knew it would be hurtful for him if someone read it and it got back to him that I had written about the incident.
So I don't know where I'm headed. I just know I've written this blog for five years. I know readership has greatly declined. That's OK. People get busy. Lives are lived. I understand that completely. I think I need some new direction. I need a new focus. I still love telling stories and want to share what's going on. Hubby suggested some new blog titles: Manic Milf and Cagey Cougar were two of them, but I'm not sure I would like the type of readers that might find me.
So we'll see. I do know I'm going to do the Third Annual Virtual Blog for BLood Drive this year, with some great prizes again, and I do hope you'll consider donating your blood the first of the year.
I'm not going away, just trying to rethink some direction.
Everyone needs some change once in a while. Even this Manic Mommy.
Five years is a long time coming.