Absent but not forgotten: Getting back into the blogging groove

Hey everyone! I’m back! Though I didn’t actually leave, I have been absent from the blog scene for a few weeks and I sincerely apologize for that. When I first started blogging I was also following numerous other blogs. I wanted to see how they did it, what they wrote about, and how frequently they posted. Something I decided early on was that I never wanted to be one of those bloggers who just goes silent for weeks on end and you never really know when they’re coming back—if they’re coming back. I hated checking their site every few days and seeing the same post from weeks’ past—never getting an update on their whereabouts or why they were absent. Eventually I stopped following them altogether. As a reader I felt cheated.

“I take time out of my day to check up on your blog, and you can’t even do me the courtesy of updating it or telling me you’re going off the grid for a while?”


However now that I’m on the other side of it, I am a little more lenient on those bloggers. It’s hard coming up with new content every few days that is fresh and exciting! For me it doesn’t matter if there’s too much going on in my life, or if things are pretty quiet. If I’m in my own head for too long it’s really hard to get out of it. And to you, dear reader, that’s where I’ve been: in my own head.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I’m an introvert by nature, and while I love many aspects to being an introvert there is also a dark side that goes along with it. The fact that I can get so deep in my own head that it sometimes feels like I’m underwater is a characteristic I’ve been fighting against for years. And while I can now lessen the intensity and longevity of my fog, it is something that rears its ugly head from time to time.


The last few weeks have also been pretty hectic. My boyfriend came out for another visit a couple of weeks ago—the last one for quite a while, and now my dad and his girlfriend are here visiting as well. It’s been wonderful having all these visitors and I have so many stories to tell, but for today I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for following along on my journey this far, and I’ll do my best to consistently post about my Maine journey going forward.


  1. It does take some adjusting, doesn’t it? I planned to post every Monday and Thursday. Now, I say, “I’ll usually write twice a week, usually on Mondays and Thursdays, but sometimes only once, sometimes on different days.” I’m always glad to see your posts. You do a nice job of showing and sharing. It’s relatable… and it’s Maine!

    • Thanks, Patti! I always look forward to your posts, too! I really liked your post about lighthouses and how apt that you posted on National Lighthouse Day! But yes, posting consistently can be challenging. Thanks for understanding! 🙂

  2. Ahh, the mind of the introvert, i know it all too well. I was sometimes painfully introverted as a kid and into my teenage years. I broke free from a lot of it, but would still rather spend a day wandering around by myself taking pictures or writing than be at a party with 50 people. I also much prefer asking questions and listening to people than answer questions or talk about myself.

    The hardest thing with blogging, which is why i’ve never done it, is to realize that the little things going on in your life that don’t seem the least bit interesting to you may appeal in some way to the reader. Write as you see fit, don’t force it, it will show in the writing if you’re just trying to put something out there to keep the readers happy. I agree, when you’re in a stretch of not posting it is nice to throw an update on why you haven’t so they aren’t left in the dark.

    • Thanks, Joe! You make a very good point about writing to just put something out there, and that’s a big part of why I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t want to do that. I also agree with you other point that there are probably small things that don’t seem interesting but just may appeal to someone. I’ll keep that in mind for the future. 🙂

  3. Was glad to receive your update. It’s difficult to be consistent with blogging. You do need a break from time to time and it’s great that you update your readers. So happy to hear that you’ve had guests. Enjoy your time with them!

  4. My biggest thing is coming up with content at times as well! I don’t really want to write about everyday things (just from a personal standpoint, I don’t enjoy it so much).

    I also don’t want to force post something. I’ve been bad at being consistent. I definitely hope to get in a “groove” soon. I did start this Challenge post theme that I’d love to be monthly–how hard can that be right?–but then there is actually finding someone to do it every month, lol.

    Hope you’re enjoying your visitors! I totally get being Introvert–I’m the same. It’s been a difficult road to get to where I am not on that front–and I imagine, will always be positives/negatives all my life about it. C’est la vie, right?

    • I totally get what you mean about not wanting to write about everyday things especially if there’s no big lesson or moral learned. To get myself back in the writing groove I realized that I had to be writing every day: free writing, essays, blog rants, even just jotting down random thoughts. It really helped me tap into my creative brain more easily. Maybe integrating something like that into your routine will help you get back into the writing groove. Can’t hurt! 🙂

  5. As one who goes months without posting, I can relate to what you’re saying. And I can probably count my “followers” on one hand, but still, like you said, a note to say I’m off the grid is a good suggestion for me. But I am commenting because I would not want you to think introversion is a bad thing; because unless you go within, you’ll have nothing of value to share with others! Extroverts get their energy and inspiration from others, but we introverts have to find it ourselves, by ourselves. Finally, as a lifelong Mainer, let me say welcome to Maine and I hope you find here that which you seek.

    • Thanks, John! You’re absolutely right–we introverts have to find our energy from within by ourselves. Thank you for the warm welcome. So far Maine has been feeding my soul in just the way I hoped it would. 🙂

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