Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IWSG: Paranoid Lunatic at the Keyboard...


For quite a few months I've been writing some encouraging posts, but not this week.  I'm the insecurest (yes, I made up that word, I get to because I'm a writer) I've been in a long time.

Those of you who follow me know that I'm on an indefinite break from blogging because I was in the hospital for pneumonia for 15 days.  It's a very, very slow recovery.  I post when I have some energy.  It's totally random when.

I'm afraid that all my readers will leave and won't notice when I'm back and that five years of building my blog audience will have to be rebooted. I'm probably too vain to be so excited about what I've done here...but the friends I've made are priceless, and I know they'll be with me, but I had so many new, really loyal readers...

Done whining now.  Thanks for listening.

~Tina, slowly recovering, and not really so good at slow...

Alex “Ninja Captain” Cavanaugh  is our leader for this wonderful, supportive group. Don't forget we even have our own website now.  Be sure to check it out if you haven't already, and "like" our facebook page, too. I'm so impressed with what these talented folks are doing to promote this group! Encouragement month long is now just a click away! 

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tina, NO ONE is going to forget you!

Sarah Foster said...

Definitely don't feel bad about not posting, especially if you've been sick. I've had pneumonia before, but I didn't have to go to the hospital, so I can barely imagine what you've been through. I've taken blogging breaks before. It may take a few posts to get back the momentum, but your followers won't forget you. And you just got a new one :)

Sarah Foster
August IWSG Co-host

Brian Miller said...

hey, i am still here...and hope that you are recovering...i know it is hard when there are health issues...but i look forward to when you are posting stories again...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Just take your time and recover fully. You won't lose those who matter.

Melissa said...

Nope. Not gonna happen. It may take a while after you get back to a more regular schedule to get your comment numbers back up, but it'll happen. Take care of yourself. We'll still be here when you get back. ;)

IWSG #184 until Alex culls the list again.

DAVID WALSTON said...

No one can forget you Tina!
You're the one that shines your light on us all with your "Life Is Good" blog!
Get better at your own pace.

Lara Lacombe said...

Take care of yourself! We'll be here when you get back, and no one is going to forget you!

Loni Townsend said...

We'll all be here, waiting to read your stories again.

Continue getting better!

Loni

JoJo said...

Well I'm not going anywhere. I visit every blog that comes up on my dashboard with a new post, no matter how long between said posts. Hang in there and GET WELL SOON!

cleemckenzie said...

That is one big insecurity, Tina. Seems it's big enough for all of us to share, right?

You've made an impression and a contribution to our community that won't be easily forgotten, so I hope reading this helps.

Take care. Be well.

bemuzin.com said...

Who sings that tune " Unforgettable"? It's either Johhny Mathis or Nat King Cole :-)

Want some company? Email me if yes and I'll bridle up the oxen to my covered wagon and rek to Longmont :-) Seriously!! Say the word. We'll rendezvous. Kiss kiss

Rachel said...

It's something that I think we all share. The way I see it, is that I don't have "followers" on my blog. I have "readers" who eventually become "friends". (One new friend even said that she was a fan, but I corrected her for using the wrong F word.) Some friends last forever, others last a short time, but the important thing is the ones who stick around when things get tough.

S.K. Anthony said...

Your health comes first. Get well and we'll be here. The ones that matter won't forget you. :)

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

You have 664 followers who are notified when you post an article, Tina! They'll visit when you post.
I hope you are recovering more each day.
Take care.
Aloha.

Andrew Leon said...

Wait, what blog is this? Who are you? I'm not sure why I'm here...
But it sounds like you have a lot of time for reading!

Jo said...

You know we will all continue to support you Tina. You don't need to worry about us all. Just get well.

Mason Canyon said...

Tina, loyalty means those who care understand and will be waiting eagerly for your return. Take care.

Stephanie Bird said...

Do take care of yourself. I've suffered fractures recently and hospitalizations--recovery is slow and you can't push it. I just discovered your blog from on twitter. I followed you there and will join your blog. No worries. We'll be here to read your posts once you've recovered. I too am in IWSG (posted for it yesterday) and am a survivor of the A to Z challenge where I've met so many great bloggers through those two blog hops. Be well and hang in there.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Tina,

SO sorry to hear about your demise... GET BETTER... NOW!

I've been all over the place lately. A close blogger friend dealing with cancer, plus my life in chaos. But just remember your blogger friends will never abandon you! We just my disappear for a while because of life....

Michelle Wallace said...

Love the blog title - I had a good chuckle!
Look after yourself, Tina! Hope you recover soon.

TheCyborgMom said...

"Just keep swimming" --Finding Nemo
Take Care Tina!
~Katie

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina - you are certainly going through the mill at the moment - so relax as best you can, ease up a little more and just do what you can ...

We don't seem to forget blogging friends and connections we make ..

Take care and with big hugs .. Hils

A Beer For The Shower said...

So which blogger are you again? The one with the cat?

No worries about anyone forgetting you, Tina. We're all still here, and I think we can raise a nice tasty Fat Tire to that one.

Elsie Amata said...

I feared the same thing when I was going through my health issues. I was lucky if I posted once a month. No one forgot me. At least not that I noticed anyway. =)

Feel better and take care of you. We will all be here when you're ready.

P V Ariel said...

Oh My...
How come I missed this!!
Tina, I am really sorry to hear about the sickness. Hope and pray that you will recover soon,

I really appreciate you for posting this note exactly on time, yes, the day which is to be here!
I am sure and Alex already said "None of your friends will forget you."

You are such a lovely one among the whole pearl. :-)

I can't forget the days in which we both work together as a team for A to Z pages.

I do pray for your full recovery from the present ailments.
Have a good and godly day.
Take Care My Dear Friend. :-)
Get well soon!

~ Phil

Lisa said...

Okay, now I've come to your blog and can keep up in this world too! Don't worry about being forgotten. You are worth the time it takes to heal... HUGS!!!