Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Where do bloggers go when they stop blogging? How is it that life can get in the way of what once was a passion?
I miss your soul searching entries. Usually they were simple things about what you did today. It wasn't terribly exciting but I got to see a wisp of what you do. I laughed when you shared a funny moment or a joke. Your wit & your dry sense of humour helped me unwind after a long day. Sometimes you don't even mind if I laughed at you. I knew it was a good entry when I was still smiling after I commented on your entry.
It was always interesting to read about your travels, your love of food, travels, books, planes, photography, music & art. I loved how you carefully crafted an entry. Each word had a purpose. Your entries triggered memories, emotions and moods. I saw what you wrote. I felt what you felt. Your words carried me away to your mind. It was intimate and beautiful. Your video entries captivated me. So that's what you look and sound like.
Sometimes though, you were angry or sad. The burdens of work and life took a toll on you. You poured your heart out when you had relationship issues. You were inconsolable. The worse was when darkness descended on your life. There wasn't anything to do but to pray and hope.
I marvel how tough you are and how resilient you can be. I envied how some things can be so easy for you. How did you cook that dish? How did you write so well? Even with the same camera and same lens, I know I can't capture images as well as you can. I cheered as you lost another pound, ran another mile or met someone new. It was heartening watching you conquer your fears or marking another milestone in life.
So why did you stop blogging? Or did you move elsewhere? Was it tumblr, Facebook, Blogger, WordPress or gasp... Twitter?
I wanted to let you know that I missed you and hope you are doing well.