And like all good marriages where this happens, you are welcomed back with a nice cup of (metaphoric) tea and you can get comfy in your chair again and no more will be said.
Which reminds me, it's a good half hour since I had a nice cuppa. I need to go put the kettle on.
Hey, we all need a change of scenery from time to time. :-) Welcome back!
Hehe - once bitten, forever smitten! I'm glad you enjoyed your back-to-basics week, but I'm glad you're back, too.
Over the years, I've sometimes gone through phases of feeling the same sort of things as you did last week - that I'm frittering time away on LJ and could use it better elsewhere. But I've also gradually realised that the very nature of LJ allows for phases like that. You can take a holiday for a while, or even announce a temporary hiatus, without it needing to be an irreversible decision. If it turns out you really don't want to come back, that's fine - but if you do, it's all still waiting here.
Edited at 2009-08-27 09:28 am (UTC)
I was beginning to treat LJ as if it were a job- that obliged me to produce a post every day. The fun had gone out of it.
My approach now will be much lighter. If I've got something to say I'll say it- and if not I'll take the day off.
Hurrah! I hoped you'd be back.
Good to see you back again :-)
Thanks. I'm happy to be back.
you know I would never have written a single poem if it wasn't for reading yours.
And very good poems they are too. You have a lovely, light touch.
It's good to be back....
You must've made a lot of plum crumble! (How I miss my mum's apple crumble.)
Well... I stayed away from LJ for about a year give or take a month or two, having said I was leaving and would never return. I'm so used to this 'place'.
My father-in-law's plum tree is (for the first time ever) producing huge amounts of fruit. Consequently I've been making a crumble a day- and yesterday I also cooked pork in a plum sauce.
2009-08-27 11:12 am (UTC)
Happy to have you back :)
Nice to see you back. I was afraid you'd fallen in love with Wikimedia or something.
Wikimedia was a diversion. I posted all my photos over there- and then ran out of things to do.
I was once absent from LJ for a month. Well, not actually absent, I'd just put up a future dated post and hadn't figured out how "date out of order" worked so my posts were ALL in the future. I was beginning to wonder was I getting boring...
So, did those posts not show up until the future date was reached?
Everybody needs breaks now and again. I didn't see your original post until I got back online after my move, but I'm quite pleased to see this one. Your stuff is always interesting and worth a read, and I'd missed you while first I and then you were gone. Welcome back!
I was only gone a week.
I'm glad you're posting again too- and look forward to hearing about Maryland....
I was wondering how long you'd be away. Writing is a good habit. So is sharing. I know I haven't been posting as much on my own LJ- I've been hanging out at other places a bit more than I should.
I am working on not spending quite so much time online as I've been- but I will always try to make that time.
I am glad you've decided to, also.
Yes, it's a good habit- and one I've always cultivated. The problem was I was getting so I felt I had to post something every day- and then obsessing over it. I needed to remind myself there are other things in life.
Ah, I'm glad you're back. :)
It's good to see you posting again.