I don’t follow bloggers who post inconsistently. I hate finding writers I like, coming back for more, and discovering the same old post I read one week ago, two weeks ago, then two months ago. Confronting an absence of new words over and over again leaves me feeling in the dark and a little stupid, too. If a writer’s abandoned a blog, why in the world am I still here? Go home, Melissa! Go home.
My blog has been silent for more than a month (nearly two, actually), which has been driving me crazy—though clearly not enough to sit down and write this post. I couldn’t help but think “what’s one more day [or week or month] without an update when I’ve already gone this long?”… “I’ll write a new post tomorrow; for now, I’ll shop for bags.”
I tumbled into a black hole of procrastination, and my blog is now the blog that I would never follow. And yet, here I am–back, again–and you are, too. Thank *you* for showing up when I haven’t for so long. I really, truly appreciate it and promise to stop sucking.
Now that I’m here and have your attention, I should probably note that Not Quite Roughing It isn’t going to be quite the same from here on out. Two major developments have turned our world upside down and will have a pretty big impact on the content of posts in the future:
- Shon accepted a new job in New York City; we said farewell to Guatemala just two weeks ago!
- We’re expecting a baby boy on May 15–eek!!
We’re so incredibly excited to meet our new little guy (poor Sam and Chaddy have no idea what’s to come) and to be doing it in the city we love. : )
Clearly, there’s much to say about all of this. For now, though, I’ll leave it at hello, welcome back, and as always, thank you for reading! xo Melissa
Photo credits: TheFreshExchangeBlog.com, Lo & Sons & Egg-a-go-go