Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tap, tap. Is this thing on?

Uh, hi. Remember me?

Well, it looks as if I'm not coming back here for a long, long while...or maybe ever. Who knows? I just haven't felt like writing on a personal blog at all lately. This ennui has been building for a long while. There's also the reality that my anonymity, which I guarded so closely for so long, has been shot, and while that was inevitable and is cool I don't really know what my non-anonymous voice sounds like.

What I can tell you is this: I have started a new children's book blog if'n you are interested. I'd love to see you there.

As for this mad space, I will leave it up even though I've taken down most of the 500 posts from the archive. You never know, someday I might need to return here and will know what it feels like once again to call it home.

38 comments:

DaniGirl said...

Sad. It's like when your BFF moves out of the neighbourhood. You know you will keep in contact, but it's just never quite the same...

Can I ask, why did you take down the archives? Just curious.

I'll miss this space!

OmegaMom said...

:-(

I'm sorry!

Magpie said...

Oh hi!

(I confess that Twitter has made me miss you less.)

But I came by here today because, well, I think you were the one who inspired me to buy the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day, and I was going to look for evidence...

Momish said...

Oh man, I got all excited when I saw a post by you only to come here and find out you won't be back. Well, I will check out your book club though! Sounds exciting.

Janet said...

Um, I completely get this! And I didn't even start a new blog! And I don't miss blogging any more!

Apparently, I comment solely with enthusiastic punctuation now, so it's probably better that I stopped blogging/commenting, right?(!)

I still get my You fix on twitter. And I bookmarked the new blog. I still read blogs occasionally so I will see you there.

Christine said...

oh mad, i know. i really do. see in the twitter-verse. and love the new blog tons.

Omaha Mama said...

Boooo hooooo.
I actually did find your new blog in a very stalkerish way (via twitter) and bookmarked it. But will miss you stories here.
Glad you checked in, glad you are doing well. :-)

Bon said...

xo. just witnessing the boarding up of the windows.

Beck said...

Bye, Mad.
:(

flutter said...

love you, Mad.

Sue Fisher said...

Dani,
I took down the archives b/c I figure that the people I wanted to see those posts have already seen them. Have left a few up that I still need/want to be public.

alejna said...

Oh.

I mean...oh. Well, I suppose this news shouldn't come as a great surprise to me. It sounds like you have thought this through, and I totally respect and accept...Don't leave me, Mad! Don't go! Please stay! Pleeeeeeease. Noooooooo!

Sniff.

alejna said...

Sniff.

painted maypole said...

i was quite excited to see a new post from you show up in my reader... but... alas. I am, however, not terribly surprised. I actually was thinking of you just today, and wondering if I had the desire and/or fortitude to take an extended bloggy break or not. I've kinda felt like one is coming on. But then I started wondering if the stress I'm feeling of late is because I'm NOT blogging and expressing myself that way... I dunno. More to thinking about.

Anywho... I already discovered your bookish blog (sneaky me!) and have it in my reader.

And you know I'll be happy to read anything you post here.

Kyla said...

Siiiiiigh. I miss your bloggy self, though Twitter softens the blow. If you had thrown in the towel pre-Twitter, I'd have been a wreck for sure.

planetnomad said...

:( Bye!

And I still don't know who you really are, if that's comforting.

kgirl said...

As long as I can still tweet with you daily. But I'll miss this space.

slouchy said...

xoxoxoxoxox

Jenifer said...

You will be missed, enjoy that darling daughter and husband.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Of course I remember you!

How did our anonymity get blown?

I'd love the check out your childrens book blog. Thanks for the link.

Susanne said...

Sheesh, of course we don't forget you ever. It's nice to hear from you even if it is that we won't be hearing all that much of you. I immediately subscribed to your new blog of course.

I know about the ennui and the winding down of blogging (though not about the blowing of anonymity).

I'm looking forward to hear your "not anonymous" blogger voice.

Pgoodness said...

:(

Neil said...

Sorry. Going to read about children's books now...

Emily said...

You know when you buy a dog, a big dog, like a Great Dane... It's a great companion for the kids, another warm body when the husband is away on business. And dammit, if you don't end up loving that dog, despite the stark reality, the inevitability of the relationship....

I feel like my dog just died.

I wish you well, Mad.

moplans said...

miss you.

Karla said...

I've followed your blog for awhile, without ever feeling I had anything new to contribute in the comments. I'll miss your thoughts, but will check out the books blog. I have especially enjoyed some of your children's book reviews. Thanks for sharing.

Mary G said...

Sniff. See you at the book blog.

No Mother Earth said...

Oh geez. I was so looking forward to your return. Yours is one of my favourite reads. (I can't talk though, I having a really hard time posting these days too.) Will love the other blog too I'm sure, though.

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Anonymous said...

oh no, am feeling slightly responsible. i knew i shouldn't have said anything when I met you last spring, especially not in that setting. i will definitely be checking out your new blog. best of luck with everything and hope to meet you again some day.

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Novelty Pens said...

Interesting that you would take some of your posts down... you seem to have flair for writing. Hope to see you return soon! We will check back to see what's new.