I started this blog in September 2007. Long before that, I've been a 'lurker'. Reading blogs mostly to kill time. I was already a WAHM when I started blogging and when I wasn't busy with my WAHJs and taking care of the little one, I would find myself blog hopping. That's how I met a few bloggers who kinda' inspired me to start my own blog. Teacher's Corner was born followed with this one. During the first few months, I visited blogs regularly. I made it a point to click on all the links I have in my Friends' List at least once a week. Then life got a little busier and I couldn't find the time to do that anymore. I still visit some blogs but I just can't do it as much as I used to.
A few days ago I decided to visit some blogs I have not visited in ages. I started clicking on some links in my Friends' List. Much to my surprise, a lot of the links are either 'dead' or the blogs are no longer updated by the bloggers. It seems a lot of the bloggers decided to either stop blogging altogether or are way too busy with other things that they no longer have to time to devote in blogging. I can actually relate. I've thought about stopping a few times already but I couldn't. First, I just can't let almost 6 years worth of 'typing' go to waste [ha!]. Also, I still make a few bucks here and there doing this. It's not a lot but with the way the economy is and how it has affected my online jobs, every little bit helps. Lastly, I find blogging therapeutic. It helps release [lessen?] stress because I'm able to write some things I don't normally say in normal conversations. In other words, it's a good outlet for me. I feel sad that some of the 'oldies' [no offense] no longer blog. Maybe they found some other ways to keep themselves busy and that blogging no longer gives them that sense of fulfillment. Whatever it is, I hope they're in good places now. As for me, I'll try to visit the rest of the blogs in my Friends list in the days to come. And I am hoping that there will be more active links than inactive ones this time around.