If you are like me, you might not be able to write your post without a title. For me, at the very least, I need a working title, a placeholder. Only then am I able to begin writing.
With that in mind, here’s the list of the titles that I dismissed before landing on “Untitled.”
- Checking In
- It’s Not You, It’s Me
- Radio Silence
- I’ll be Seeing You (…well, not “Seeing” seeing you, but… ah heck, you know what I mean.)
- Fade Out
- Miss Manners Needs an Upgrade on How to Deal with Absence from the Blogs
I even thought of “Seasons Greetings” but decided that was misleading.
So, with that, I just want to say, “Hey, folks. I’m here. I’m doing fine – happily tucked into winter (the temperature dropped to minus 17 C overnight.) I’ve been reading your blogs and commenting, but cannot think of thing to say on my site, and I don’t know if I am sliding into another blank patch or not. Maybe it’s a case of spending too much time online and at the keyboard working on my other projects to devote the attention that is needed here.”
One thing I do know, for about a week now, I’ve debated whether to delete the WordPress bookmark. Not give up the blog, entirely, but remove the reminder that is front and center on my computer screen.
I can’t just do that, can I?
Well, of course I can.
But that’s not right!
There’s nothing right or not right about it. It happens all the time. People simply drop off the face of the blog-o-sphere never to be heard from again.
You see my dilemma.
Is it winter? Seasonal stuff? Is it writer’s block?
One thing is certain, I feel compelled to say something by way of explanation for my absence.
I know you’ll understand.
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By way of tempting fates, I’m tethering this post to the Daily Prompt, since after I wrote this, I saw that the daily prompt is “Degree.” Maybe I just need to prime the pump.
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