Scrolling through the blog feeds I subscribe to, I began to notice a pattern. “Sorry I’ve been away so long,” some lamented. Others seemed incredulous, “Can you believe it’s already fall?” Over and over and over I noticed the pattern of apologies necessitated by the rapid passage of time, and it made me wonder.
To be quite blunt, I hope you have not missed my absence from this space. I hope you have been so wrapped up in living your life that seeing a new blog post is more of a pleasant interruption than an expected event. More of a letter from an old friend than a daily newspaper column, if you will.
In the month I have not bothered to upload a picture or share a few words I have been able to hug my niece and nephew, visit my grandparents, catch up with a dear friend, set foot in Boston for the first time in 25 years, learn a ton about all that is new in my profession, learn to code, smile at a newborn baby, get back on the yoga mat…and the list goes on.
Why, as bloggers, do we feel compelled to issue an apology we leave our online space for a bit? Are we apologizing to our blog readers or to Google? Because honestly, I think it is a safe bet to say that Google is really the only thing that cares when we go about our offline lives.
I, for one, did not start a blog to cater to algorithms. I came to this space to bake some cakes and splash down some words on a page. I forget that sometimes. Blog vacations help me remember. Cheers!
- 1 medium apple
- 1 medium pear
- ¾ cup bourbon
- 1, 12 ounce bottle peach lambic, chilled
- 1½ cups club soda, chilled
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Cut the apple and the pear into cubes (you will want roughly 1 cup of each fruit when cubed) and place in a pitcher.
- Pour the bourbon over the fruit and allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes.
- Stir in the peach lambic, club soda, and a cinnamon stick.
- Serve chilled.