Monday, October 3, 2011

Swan Song

We threw that term around quite a bit this weekend at our house.  It was kind of a disappointing weekend for us, I have to admit.  We hosted our annual Oktoberfest party on Saturday.  We had invited about 60 people.  We had positive responses from about 24.  8 showed up.  Of those 16 who didn't show up, only 8 notified us earlier in the day that they couldn't make it. 

So Matt and I decided that this year was the Swan Song for our Oktoberfest party.  Why should we bother to make the effort when no one else does?  It was a lot of work and a lot of money that we invested into that party, only to be pretty let down when no one showed up. 

But that's not really the point of this post - to bitch about our lack of guests at our Oktoberfest party.  The point of this post is that this will be my blogging Swan Song.  I have really enjoyed blogging for the last (almost) 2 years, but I kind of feel like my blogging juices are running dry.  I rarely have time to write, or topics that I want to write about.  And while I like the Man-Candy Mondays and the Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays, I don't want to be one of those bloggers who only blogs the memes.  But I don't feel enough creativity to keep it going. 

So I'll be signing off.  I just feel like lately I've been neglecting my blog, and the pressure that I keep trying to put on myself to be a "better" blogger is just kind of silly.  I never set out to be a regular, long-time blogger, and rather than try to force myself to be something that I'm not, I'm just going to let go. 

I still plan to read all of your amazing blogs.  My Google Reader is chock-full of all your wonderful-ness.  Thanks for always reading.  And all the comments.  Although I was not a comment-responder most of the time, I swear that I really did appreciate each and every one of your comments. 

Take care, my bloggy-friends.  Come follow me on Pinterest, if you want!