So I’ve missed (inter)national delurking week (it was last week) here on this blog. Seeing all the posts on other people’s blogs got me to realize how often I want to comment, but don’t, and it reminded me of how much I enjoy getting comments. So I have been trying to do my best to move beyond my lurking ways and actually comment on at least some of the blogs I read. I’m so much more comfortable being an observer – sitting quietly at a party and watching all the interactions that go on, rather than trying to jump in to all the interesting conversations. Plus, I worry about how to word things “just so.”
In any case, this isn’t so much about my (poor) commenting habit. I feel like I’ve been a bit of a lurker on my own blog. I keep composing posts in my head, but they never get written, and then when I think of another I want to write, I think, well gosh, I ought to write that post about new year’s resolutions, but before that, I ought to write about our DC trip, or a Christmas post, or, or, or.
When I started this blog, one of my goals was to get practice writing. Not just to improve my writing, but also to make it easier. Writing is hard for me, the words don’t come naturally, but I felt like there was a time when it was getting better. I want to get back to that, but it turns out that in order to get practice writing, I have to actually write. So here’s to a new year, a new decade, and to delurking. My new goal is to just write. Not to worry about whether my posts are totally chronologically correct, or whether they are just so, but to actually get them out of my head and through my fingers and on to the screen.