What Happened To August?

A Marblehead dawn
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I’ve been on an unplanned vacation from my blog for the last 30 days. I apologize for not letting you know ahead of time. But starting on Tuesday September 4, I will begin blogging again, two or three times a week.

For now, can I get you to take a look at my new “About” page, which you can find here, and let me know what you think? 

Can’t wait to catch up. What have you all been up to this last month? Anything you’d like to see more of on this blog?


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14 thoughts on “What Happened To August?

    1. I’ve been stumbling over what to say when people ask, “What’s your blog about?” and you just gave me my answer: “The reality of modern day living.” Thank you!

  1. Seriously perfectly awesome. Very best “About” page I’ve come across. Charming, honest, and absolutely entertaining. If I didn’t already love you blog, I’d be signing up on the spot 😀

    Jeezaloo, we’ve missed you, Sara! August really has been something of a blur, so it’ll be nice to settle back in and get back to the business of words. Looking forward to your return!

    1. You’re so nice. I’d love to say I just whipped out that one-pager in a few minutes but it’s taken a long time to figure out how to define what I’m doing. Which makes your kind words all the more appreciated. I agree that it’ll be nice to settle back in. 🙂

    1. Thanks. Now that summer is over, will we be seeing more of your blog? I think I missed the last one, so I’m going to look for it now. Something about Algebra, I think.

      1. That’s my plan, although I’m not sure what sort of schedule I’ll be able to maintain during a regular semester, since it’s my first one and all. I’m hoping for at least a post a week, and see how it goes.

  2. Sara, I love you! You perfectly mirror my trauma about blogging – I haven’t posted a real blog for 30 days either. Except for the meatloaf recipe that Liv Rancourt took to heart, made, and wowed her family with. But one incredible meatloaf recipe does not a real blog make, right?

    It was a horrible decision for me: continue to blog or snap the iron fetters around my ankles (boy, those things smart!) and finish my second novel. The novel won. Seems I have the “oh look, something shiny” syndrome controlling me when I blog/research for blog/answer blog. I just wasn’t meeting my novel deadlines.

    I would like to think that Kristen herself would understand, but given that she continues to occupy the feats of three Type-A women (but I sometimes wonder about “Spawn” in all that), I know she wouldn’t understand at all. I, therefore, appeal to my wana-friends for either sympathy or cheek slapping. Which shall it be? And how do I start blogging again? On what? Does anyone even read our stuff? Sometimes I wonder.

    1. We have to make the best choices for ourselves. I do think people read your blog Jodi; they may not comment all the time, but they read it. Do you have google analytics? Check and see how many people visited your blog in a month. You’ll see. And I love your recipes. Don’t stop talking about food. Please.

  3. Yes, we’ve missed you! Welcome back. Love the new ‘About this blog’ page… I’ve been pondering the theme of my blog for the past few months, and I really like the way you’ve crystallised your thoughts. You’ve given me some food for thought for my own blog. I keep telling myself I need to pay my blog some proper attention (do some planning, housekeeping etc), but at the moment I can barely find the energy to post weekly… (And I missed last week!) Onwards and upwards, Sara! XO

    1. Thanks Ellen! I was feeling the same way and stressing out that my posts were all over the place. That’s the main reason I took the month off: to figure out what I was doing and to put words to it so I could continue doing it with a little more structure. TIme and energy are so hard to find, but I will say that it was worth it to put the posting on hold to give me the ability to clarify where I am and where I’m going. Of course, it’ll probably change and I’ll be confused again. 🙂

So what do you think?