At least once or twice a year, I wonder if I should end this blog. (Like killing a dog. Humanely).
I get bored. I can't seem to find the time. It feel as though there's nothing new to say. I wonder if there's significance in my words, or at the very least - am I entertaining? Sometimes, I get discouraged by the lack of "growth" in this space and ask myself if my time wouldn't better be spent elsewhere. Like in my laundry room.
A mission or vision statement, I've read, is what every successful blog needs. The questions include, "What's your blog about? What are you trying to do? What is your purpose?" And the truth is: I don't know. I'm not sure what I want of Causerie other than for it to be a safe space where we can come together and are able to whisper in the ear of the one seated next to us.
But, I want more sometimes - especially of myself. Of my writing. I get discouraged, if you want to know the the truth, and lately, my notable absence is a direct result of some of these issues I'm working through.
If you're still dropping by and checking in (even though I may show up in my coffee-stained robe) I'd like to hear your thoughts about Causerie. Do you have any favorite posts? Are there any conversations we've had that continues to cling to you, even though you've tried to shake them off? Would you like to re-visit something? What about the photos? Too much? Too little? Too insignificant?
You are my friends and for a few years now, several of you have kept this room alive with laughter, joy and good conversation - and I thank you for that. I am grateful because you have purposefully decided to spend time here and your time is as valuable as mine.
Please share your honest thoughts.