Hello, my blogging friends! Coming to you live from Lake Superior where the April weather snows like crazy one minute and then sunshine and clear skies exist the next minute.
Yep, it’s spring in the Upper Peninsula. It’s almost bipolar. We locals learn to expect its ups and downs, its refusal to fit neatly within the seasons. We may WANT warm weather and chirping robins and blossoming daffodils but, darn it, it’s still often snow showers and 28 degrees. (-2.2 C)
Just like me! One minute (last June, wasn’t it?) I’m ending this blog forever. Now it’s being resurrected, similar to the Easter Spirit of last week.
I just paid $99 to wordpress.com to roll away the heavy stone from in front of the cave where this blog was buried, perhaps never to resurface.
Why? you ask. Why did you bother doing that? What’s changed?
Because, I reply, I really miss writing. I need a space to yak. Last weekend I joined Google+ for five minutes, invited twenty friends, posted a blog, felt like it wasn’t quite right, and deleted.
I came, I wrote, I deleted.
Isn’t that a story some of us know?
So today I’m forking out the hard-earned cash to resurrect this forgotten blog. To have a space for the next 365 days to write whatever comes to the surface. I may write once. In which case, this blog post will cost $99.
Two times–well, then each will cost almost $50. You do the math. If I write 365 times, well it’s almost free–but, really, please do not expect that!
Some of you may be wondering: why the heck does she have to pay money to post on her blog?
Well, my faithful friends, it’s because she’s exceeded the allowed gigabytes in photographs by almost three times the allowed limits. (That’s because she was ignorant when she first began blogging in 2010 and inserted those HUGE photos with multi-MB’s, instead of the ladylike pictures with kilobytes. She’s sorry now, but it’s too much work to go back and prune yesteryear’s photos to appropriate size.)
So I say “hello” again maybe nine months later–about the time it takes to have a baby–although that wasn’t happening here–and we’ll see what develops. Thank you to any faithful readers who are still around!