Life in progress

P is for Pack


As in packin’ it in. I’ve decided, pretty much, that I’m not going to. So this is what’s up with my blog:

I’ve spent the better part of this week contemplating the idea of going private for a month. At first I thought it would be the ideal solution to staying away, but then I started thinking about SoCS, and One-Liner Wednesday, and the fact that I don’t want to take a break from either. I think I’ve come up with a compromise.

I’ll post twice a week for the month of May. Once will be One-Liner Wednesday, which is pretty easy for me as far as the amount of work that goes into it. The second time will be the SoCS prompt. I won’t participate but I will spend the week reading other people’s entries. That way I’m not trying to cram in all the hours, happy as those hours are when I’m stress free (haha), that it takes to reply to comments and post. I will try to get caught up on my comments from older posts however.Β  Anything that I absolutely must write during the time I’m “away” I’ll save as a draft and publish in June.

Anyway, I’ll give it a whirl for the first week of May at least – that’s the best I can promise – and as long as I don’t find myself being drawn back in, I’ll continue that way until June.

I was just thinking about how this post really didn’t have much to do with the word “pack” until I looked at the synonyms in my thesaurus. As a verb, “pack” can be used to mean burden and overload. As much as I don’t want to say my blog has become a burden, the importance of the other things I need to do off-screen have pushed this place lower on my list of things-to-do than ever before. And it’s causing an overload in the stress department. I hope I can finish out April…

Thanks to all for putting up with my waffling for the past little while. I’ll try to make my posts more upbeat for the remainder of the month – it is after all in my nature to be optimistic.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!


Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

35 thoughts on “P is for Pack

  1. You can see how behind I am – I’ve only just read this now and it’s already May πŸ˜‰
    I enjoy reading your posts and am glad you’re not Packing it in πŸ™‚


  2. Reading this on Monday, because, well, I’m perpetually behind! It sounds as though you have a good compromise proposal to try. Give it a whirl and see how it goes. Best wishes getting through the rest of April!


  3. I hear ya! I need to take a break from my blog too just to spend time on completing a family heritage book that has been in the works too long.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ


  4. Hope it all works out. I am so looking forward to May and getting some time away from this computer.


  5. It’s an excellent compromise and a lovely way for people to continue participating and staying in touch. I hope you get the time you need by cutting back your schedule πŸ™‚


  6. Dear sweet Linda…take care of you! And bless you for still keeping up with us bloggy types a little bit! ❀ {hugs}


  7. You deserve all the time off you need, Linda G. Really. How you manage to Mom/Work/Blog/Novel/More Mom is beyond me. Bless you, sweet woman. Do whatever you need to do. We here in BloggyVille will be here whenever, whatever, for however you want us to be. Seriously. Just ask.


  8. Enjoy the rest Linda. I thought when I read you were going private, that you were going to write a private blog.
    Remember there are many bloggers who would consider two postings a week a lot. Enjoy.


  9. I must say, I was a little surprised to see the SoCS prompt yesterday, but pleasantly so.
    Hope you get some well deserved time off, for yourself for a while.


  10. Thanks for hanging around.


  11. I haven’t tried one liner Wednesday, yet. Sounds good, although sometimes one line is harder to get right than a few rambling paragraphs πŸ™‚


  12. So glad you will be around! xxx


  13. I am really glad that you are going to keep up the ‘One-Liner Wednesday’ which I really enjoy, and your SOCs too. I hope you get a good break during May and are able to get done what you need to. All the best Linda


  14. Make the best of your mini-break, Linda. Meanwhile, on the “off” days when you’re not posting, everyone can come over and catch up on my posts. πŸ™‚


  15. I am happy you found a compromise, and I hope that it will suit you!


  16. Enjoy your time off. We all need a break from what we do now and then. But I can’t help but wonder if both you and Doobster have become casualties of the A-Z challenge.


    • I can’t speak for Doob, but for me it’s more about everything else that’s going on in my life on top of the A-Z. Last year I did it twice – here and on my fiction blog and it was a breeze. I’m doing it twice this year as well (I’m doing it on my anonymous blog as well as here). It seems to be more work this time around.

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  17. I hope you can get your pack sorted out.


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