There's something a bit navel-gazing-y about writing a blog post about blog posts. For the last couple years, I've had a few spurts, but mostly social media replaced posting here. That my last posts dropped off in the middle of travel (usually the best times for my blog posts) is a testament to finding it increasingly difficult to keep up the blog. Still, I've been telling myself for weeks now that I need to make a better effort and return to it. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the biggest is that I hope it will help me to turn away from facebook. It seems over recent years that facebook has sometimes led me to dislike people more than like them, and frankly, I don't like that. Plus having a couple business facebook pages has shown me how rarely they show your posts to many of your contacts anyway. (And they wonder why people have stopped posting personal content?) I've been reformatting old blog posts over the past few months as part of a website redesign and have found that there's something wistful about them that I miss. It may be that I miss sharing what I'm up to, or the therapy-like nature of it (not unlike a personal diary), or maybe its the level of cognizance they created about what I'm up to on a daily basis, I don't know. But we'll see what happens. I won't go back to posting almost daily, but hopefully it will at least be regularly. (When I started the blog, back before social media (!), I found that checking several friends and professional blogs was a daily morning ritual for me. The ones that updated almost daily were the ones that became habits, so I strived for that with mine. Today, since the delivery of new posts is through social media, there isn't a need to give someone a reason to establish that habit.) I've tried to get myself to carry a camera again lately, with mixed results (the phone replaced it several years ago and my habit of blind shooting died.) Don't expect any shift in topics; mundane daily life, interesting finds, travel, design, whatever. I guess I have some catching up to do.  Its always possible that this is an attempt to go back to the past, and that just never happens like we hope. But it does seem like I've noticed blogs returning more after years of fading away, so maybe I'm onto something?  We'll see.

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