Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wee internet break



I go in and out of phases when this internet thing feels strange and weird. You know, the sharing with total strangers, and the tug of war of what to share and what not to share. And the fear of anyone looking in on my little corner of the internet just to say something unkind or rankling.

These feelings are most acute when I come back from a vacation - when I've been away from my little silver pet for days and days, and I wonder honestly, what exactly am I doing here? So, maybe just a wee internet break while I get back into the swing of things. And evaluate what I'm sharing and not sharing. And why I'm here. And how much wonderful living I'm missing out on when I'm clicking and clacking away....

Hope you all are well, all of my friends out there! :)

9 comments:

megan said...

I can definitely relate. The longer I go without posting things, the more alien it seems. And then instead of posting I wonder why I ever do it at all.

But I do it because I find wonderful people like you. Really - you're definitely one of the coolest ladies I've ever come across on the internets.

xo

floresita said...

Ditto, Megan - I'm so glad I met you! But, yeah, I always worry if I'm bordering on TMI, or put my foot in my mouth, and when the weather's nice, that I'm not spending enough time outside... But I won't stop keeping up with my favorite peeps like you! :)

Chris Salley said...

I totally understand but don't go away!!!!! Your blog is refreshing.

SusieQ said...

Hi Floresita,
I haven't been reading your blog for too long but I want you to know that I've really enjoyed it. I too enjoy stitching and have found so much inspiration from you. I hear ya about who's reading. I started a blog of my own not that long ago, but I hardly make time to post and then I ask myself what do I have to offer? maybe I should stop blogging. but by doing so I have made so many "blog land" friends.
all I have to say is keep on posting because I really enjoy reading your blog & getting a fresh perspective on life :)
{{{hugs }}

Kat said...

Whatever you decide to do is I'm sure the best one. I can't help but hope you come back, but ultimately you're right- living in the real world is definitely preferrable.

Mr X Stitch said...

Hi,
Internet burnout is a natural phenomenon and in our field, which is an emerging universe of terrific contemporary stitching, it can get pretty exhausting constantly juggling all these new pieces of wonderment that people are creating.
So I totally know what you mean. :)

Things are going to be a bit quieter without you around, so make sure you don't leave it too long. And if you ever want a shoulder to lean on, you know where to find me. :)

Big love
Jamie aka Mr X Stitch

floresita said...

Thanks, you guys for being so kind. You'll still see me doing quick posts at Feeling Stitchy, it's just my sharing on Flickr and this personal blog that will slow down a bit. And not forever, knowing me, just for a little while.

Thanks, Chris, Susie, and Kat, and Jamie, your words are really kind. Yeah, burnout perfectly describes it - being surrounded by a million things you want to do, all jumbled up in your brain, with never enough hours to do it in. :) I just always want to make sure I don't miss what's most important along the way...

Frizz said...

i go through the same thing. you need to feel the sunshine, run barefoot in the grass and dip your toes in a lake. enjoy your break!

sewitsforyou said...

it has been both a blessing and a curse having our home pc blow up. I have met some amazing people over the past couple of years some who I have never "met" are better friends to me than people who live down the road from me.

My blog has suffered lately cause of the home pc issue but I try not to share too much out in the interweb( as jimmy fallon calls it) cause once it is out there well you are pretty much out of luck. Enjoy the much needed break!