Another week has slipped by without my posting here. I don't know where the time goes. Every day or so I think of something I'd like to post about but somehow there I am at the end of the day and the post hasn't been written.
In March, I was going to do a post about the first day of Spring in Victoria with photographs of budding trees and flowers. I even took the photographs, but before I knew it the first day of spring was a week ago.
I was going to write about making my grandmother's ham noodle recipe, a true version of after-Easter comfort food.
I even took the photographs but then another day slipped past and it was too late to refer to Easter. (By the way, if you want the recipe, I'll create a post so you can try it, although you probably have your own version. Hint: it includes cream of mushroom soup.)
I've been busy painting and was going to do a post about how my paintings evolve, complete with photographs of a painting at different stages. I even took some photographs. But that painting isn't finished yet and I'm not even sure I like it. In any case it seems premature to post about it now.
Sometime I get to wondering who exactly I am posting for. Is it for myself? Or for my family? Or my blog friends? At one point I had a lot of blog friends. I was reading and commenting on their blogs and they were doing the same on mine. But in recent months I haven't seemed to find the time to do much reading of other people's blogs.
I do have some friends and family who keep up with what's going on in my life by reading my blog. For them I think a posting every couple of weeks is probably just fine.
So it really comes back to whether I'm getting anything myself out of creating these posts. The answer is: yes and no. When I'm in the mood I love sitting down to my computer and writing about things that I've been thinking about or doing. And I like being able to go back and look at posts from a while back to remember what I was doing and thinking back then. But when my life speeds up the blog posting gets put on the back burner for a while and sometimes I feel guilty. But really that's just silly.
I think I'll just post when I feel like it. And not kick myself if days or weeks go by. That seems to work for me at this point.