During months of preparations for moving to Portland, Maine, two weeks of limbo when I lived with a friend (well, former husband), then in a hotel for a few days, and in the two weeks since moving into my new home, blogging has taken a backseat to everything else.
I’ve managed to post something on most days, but I’ve not had time to do my usual amount of homework for stories, nor to visit sites on the elderbloggers list for many weeks. I’ve neglected the Sunday “Silver Threads” since mid-April, I’m way behind on reading that’s been on my to-do list and, most disturbingly, I feel removed from the Time Goes By community – like I’ve just returned from a long trip and need to catch up – which, actually, is close to what’s happened.
And you, Time Goes By readers, have been here throughout this lengthy distraction. Your many messages of good luck and good wishes have helped me feel attached here even when I could find time to only skim your comments. Thank you all for your care and concern.
Just to prove again that no one has complete control of the blog he or she publishes, something has changed at TGB during my distraction: there are a bunch of new people joining in, leaving comments and shifting the tone of Time Goes By a bit. This is a good thing - new ideas, new points of view.
For those newcomers who have blogs: I look forward, now that I'll have the time again, to visiting them soon, checking out your space in the blogosphere. Meanwhile, welcome to the Time Goes By community. You’ll find an amazing group of smart, thoughtful people here who have a wide variety of interests and points of view who will give you a lot to think about and a reason to laugh now and again too.
A couple of new readers mentioned learning of Time Goes By in AARP The Magazine. In the July/August issue on page 15, there is a story about elderbloggers which, unfortunately, is little more that a blurb and, astonishingly for a story about an online activity, is not available on their website.
I spent a couple of hours talking with the writer, making her aware of the substantial advantages to elders of blogging and of many other elderbloggers sites. I wish the magazine editors had made room for more of that information.
But there will be other media stories about elders and blogging and that's not nearly as important at the moment as getting my blog groove back which is beginning to happen now. It’s good to be settling into it again.