Friday, August 27, 2010

Saying goodbye

For now, it is my intention to take a leave from Twitter and from blogging. I really hadn’t intended to do this tonight, but it has been on my mind for awhile. If I have any chance of achieving my dreams it is necessary. The dreams have been all but dead. I have been frustrated and pretty much ready to let it all go. But, I have decided to give it one last shot. To do that, I need to give it all of my focus.

Damn, I don’t even know what I want to say here. It is so difficult to say goodbye. For most of my life I have been a solitary person. I was alone by choice, but also because I never quite felt like I fit in. A whole new world opened up for me when I discovered social networking. I have met some truly amazing people. Many of you have changed my life for the better without even knowing it.

I am not canceling my account on Twitter because I don’t believe in burning my bridges. My blog however is different. It is not read by many and has been the source of many frustrations for me. This may be my last entry here. For those few people who have read my posts on a regular basis, thank you. I have appreciated your support.

I don’t know if this is going to be permanent. I just know that it is something that I have to do for now.


Blogger MrsWhich said...

But I just got here

August 27, 2010 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

<3 you! I totally cannot get mad at you for wanting to pursue a very valid, awesome dream, but I will miss seeing you on a regular basis. We will still keep in touch of course, but I like opening my computer and just seeing you there- like going to a party and hanging out. xoxox Mary.

August 27, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

@ MrsWhich I'm sorry, it's just something I have to do.

@ Caroline I knew you would understand. As you know I have come close to doing this several times in the past few months, but just couldn't bring myself to do it.

For any other friends who might stop by, I am still around if you want to find me, just not on Twitter right now.

August 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Madabip said...

Yay for you!

I'm in your cheering section, Mary.


P.S. I know how MrsWhich feels — isn't it always that way? You find a good blog and Pfft! the writer takes a break. But all to good ends . . .

August 27, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous JennyBecIam said...

I have really been missing you on Twitter lately but I definitely understand. Good for you for going after your dreams! I'm proud of you. You know where I am if you need me.

September 13, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Dani said...

I hope you're still reading the comments. I started my poetry only blog in Feb. 2010. I started writing poetry (any writing) in late Jan. 2010. I started the blog solely because I had more poems than I felt the people who followed me on twitter would want to put up with.

Being 58 and never having written before, I really had no expectations with the blog. When it unexpectedly started getting 200 visits a day, I suddenly got very uncomfortable with all of those strangers reading my words. I bared my heart and soul in every poem. I was also getting overwhelmed on twitter. So I closed my blog and just posted a note on my twitter account that I was taking a break. It ended up being a two month break and I never did go back for hours every day like I had done before. Because of health issues and personal upheaval, I deleted my twitter account the beginning of this month. I have no idea if anyone has even noticed. I wish I hadn't. I wish I had just left a note saying I was taking a break. I don't like burning bridges. I hope whatever you end up doing makes you happy. I'm sorry I didn't get to your blog more often, or leave comments when I did. If it were me, I would at least wait a month or two before deciding to delete my twitter account. You cannot get the name back you know. Wishing you all the best. and I hope we see each other commenting on Zebra Sounds or First Pages. And we have each other's email so please keep in touch if you would like to and let me know how things are going for you. Take care. *Big Squishy Hugs*

September 20, 2010 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

Thank you for your comment Dani. I understand where you were at when you deleted your Twitter account. I was close to doing it myself. Poetry is different, it is baring your soul for all to read. I can see why it made you uncomfortable.

I will always be around for my friends. So yes, we can keep in touch by email. :)

September 20, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

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