Friday, August 12, 2016

The Cup indeed, has Run over-

 

ugh!  I opened up the blog and have tried more than twice…lost track… to edit the type and make it larger on my previous post.  I wrote that post and had it scheduled to go up on Wednesday morning, because it was the last ICAD post and it was easier to do it that way. I like the scheduling feature

I finally had to open up Live Writer and make my edits (enlarge the font) and repost it.  What a head-ache.

This is just a small technical thing.  Something I used to love dealing with when it came to my blog. There was a time when I  would love sitting down to the computer and spending time dinking around in the back ground making the pages look better, putting up links or changing out photos; all because I loved babying my blog.

Its obvious that passion for blogging and the zeal and the fun that I’ve had doing those things, as well as writing posts, has waned.  Gone are the days when I had time ( NO MADE TIME)  to do all the little things it takes to run this blog.

I’ve been blogging here for over eight years.  Its been hit and miss some times.  There have been times I’ve taken leave of the blog to care for others, tend to life or just take a big fat time out. 

There are many people I’ve met, who have come through this door into my life and have been a real blessing to me and my family. You have cheered me, encouraged me, befriended me in various aspects of my life. Many of you, I have grown to love as sisters and we remain in contact via email and phone calls—regardless of the blog posts—all of you mean so much to me.  It’s a hard decision.

I have school coming up in a couple of weeks. Honestly, I’m not even registered for a class yet, You know how I procrastinate! Without going into all the details I’ll just say, I need my family and they need me. Keeping them close is important.

The time has come for me to make that final decision and leave blogging behind.

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It’s not about content. Corn in my Coffee-Pot is ALL THE CONTENT. You know how openly I’ve shared whatever was perking. There has never been a time when I didn’t really have something to talk about here.  If I didn’t have a DIY post to share, then I would talk about life, family, gardening, health, Frugal Fodder, drop-off Dogs or grand-children.

I’ve almost always blogged without obligation—but knowing that my blog is sitting here waiting for me to make a move, type something or reach out and add to the fodder that is the Web, nags at me. It doesn’t seem right to come and go with such irregularity.

I’ve made the decision to leave the blog up. I will tweak the sidebars and also adjust some pages/ tabs making it easier for my Pinterest traffic that comes for inquiries on the Faux wood Paper floor easier to find.   Other than that, most of it will stay as is, so not to mess up links or create broken links.

As always, there is the question,”Will I return to blogging”?  That’s always a possibility and I suppose it could happen, You know how indecisive I can be! However, it probably won’t be here at Corn in my Coffee-Pot. 

Be Blessed, as you have all blessed me so very much in your faithfulness to read and kind words!

‘Til we meet again! (or you see me on Instagram)

Patricia

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16 comments:

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I will miss you! Please know that I wish you the very best! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Ann said...

I will miss seeing your posts but understand the need to walk away from it. There have been several bloggers who have decided to quit and deleted their blogs. I'm glad you'll be leaving yours up.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Good luck with your schooling! I think it is a good decision to leave the blog up. It's doesn't hurt anything and you never know when you want to find an old photo or post an occasional fun post when something great happens! This way you won't lose touch with us either.

Michelle H said...

Awww, I've been anticipating this, I will miss you! I have not been blogging, either. Partly just busy, partly deciding if I'm going to continue or not. A couple other bloggers who had become friends also have stopped. It makes me sad, I miss the old days, but lots of life going on is a good thing! I'm so excited for you and your schooling! And your growing family! My daughter is coming next week for a visit with our sweet little granddaughter. God bless, Pat!

Debbie said...

Blogging used to be so popular and we've made so many lifelong friends because of it. Unfortunately, more and more are stopping. I read your posts occasionally and hope you come back one day! You will be missed but you gotta do what you gotta do! God bless.

camp and cottage living said...

Pat, I understand totally the indecision about whether to quit blogging or not. I am back in the saddle again and hope I will enjoy it once again.
Good luck with your upcoming school term and blessings to your family-Kim

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I totally understand this, Pat...I have cut back on blogging and have been much more unplugged, too! Wishing you the best...and I'll see you on Instagram!

Carla said...

Pat, I will miss your blog. I was never as diligent as you and probably never will be either. Have some fun and make memories with your family and be blessed.

Diane said...

A lot of blogs have stopped in the last couple of years (mine included!). They do take a lot of time and, for mine, begin to get redundant. Good luck to you on everything!

Gail Wilson said...

I've been here through thick and thin, and I will remain, should you decide to return.

A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do. I will miss ya terribly, but happy that you have had the courage to make this difficult decision.

I'm thrilled to hear that you will leave the blog up. There would be a lot of broken links including MRL.

I wish you all the best with everything you do. (but you already know that Patricia!)

Take care of yoursel fand your family!!!
lots of love, good thoughts and prayers headed your way!

gail

Sandy said...

Hi Patricia,

I will miss your posting and reading about your home and life. But I understand. I haven't blogged in over a year since my hubby passed. I can't write that post. It's too painful . Enjoy your classes and being with your family dear friend.
Sandy at Teacup Lane

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Eight years! Wow. I will miss your posts but boy do I understand! Sometimes, life takes over! And the time it takes to keep it going is a lot...I started my blog as a way to document our journey with our farm...wondering as we get close to finishing projects up and the actual move where the blog will go from there. I guess we all hit that point sooner or later. Best wishes for you. Enjoy your family and school.

hugs,
Cecilia

Summer said...

All the best with schooling ♥ hugs ♥

summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Following you now on Instagram Patricia. Enjoy your next course, what a wonderful family.
Joy

susanmulder said...

So, Patricia, I finally get my act together are realize you are here and I find out you are leaving-please keep me posted on where you, well post next! I recall meeting you during Write 31 days-something I am on the fence about doing this year but if you end up participating let me know so I can follow along! Sorry for not catching on sooner-nothing like joining the parade only to realize everyone else is already at the after party!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love you and your blog and certainly understand the conflicts/choices. I still have my blog and keep vowing to spend more time on it but we are soooo blessedly busy here on the farm. Wishing you and your family much JoY!
xo
Leslie