I’ve spent the past 30 days trying to decide how to resume blogging after a long, unintended absence. Being an open and straightforward person, I considered a highly personal “here’s what went wrong” post. Since I am also an apologist, I was certainly going to include profuse offers of regret, and promise to never let it happen again. Another consideration was to post as if I hadn’t been gone at all. Or maybe just say “I’m back” and drop it. What to do, what to do?
My daughter pointed me toward some resources, and advised me that there are a whole lot of blogs out there that are apologizing for not blogging. In fact, blogs that resume after extended absences generally follow one of the formats I’d already considered: explanation, apology, or acknowledgment only. Good information, but not the kind of “do this” kick-in-the-butt that I was looking for.
Finally, while listening to one of my old albums, I made my decision. I’ve been gone, and now I’m back. I’m not going to explain, because Carly Simon told me not to.