In the course of visiting today, I stopped by Milo and Alfie's blog (commenting for the first time, I think) because they'd popped over to offer their comfort yesterday. I discovered the most amazing page on their site and wanted to pass it along. It was just what I needed to read today. And perhaps it's something that will lift your spirits, too.
I've met the most amazing, wonderful, caring people through our blog (yep, that's you gentle readers!). I want to visit and post every day. I also have a full time job, am treasurer at my church, have family, friends and, of course, our fantastic fosters and staff kittehs in my life!
As we've made more and more new friends, I've found I feel guilty when I've gotten behind in reading, especially when I then discover that one of our blog buddies has experienced a crisis in their lives - I want to be there for you, as you've been here for us! I even feel guilty when I've been reading but not commenting, because you don't know I've been by. And I feel guilty when I haven't posted for a while - like I've let you down and not promoted the fosters enough.
But I'm going to take this gift that I found today to heart!! Reading that post drove home the point that not visiting every day and not posting every day does not mean you don't care about your readers and blog friends... it only means you need to find a healthy balance in your life. Henceforth, no more apologies for falling behind when life takes over. There is no behind... I'll jump in where I am and enjoy our blog friends (and I do enjoy and appreciate you, very, very much!)... and enjoy posting as events unfold here at Casa Space Paws!!
You are invited to grab this gift, too! It's called "Blogging Without Obligation." You'll see I've posted the badge in our left hand column. I managed to track down the original post ('cause I'm nerdy like that) at tartx, who offered up BWO badges and content to the public domain. Bless her! And bless everyone who has passed this idea along, along with their own take on it, to their own blog friends... like Milo and Alfie, (and before them RubyShooZ... who got it from... who got it from...)!
I'll continue to look forward to the weekends, and vacations (and, ultimately, retirement!) when I can take a couple of leisurely hours each day and check in on all of our blog friends... instead of feeling guilty now that I can't always do it everyday!
So I'll just get on with posting and visiting as much as I can in between those "luxurious days" when there is plenty of time! Winding up this ramble, let me again say how wonderful all of our readers are... everyone connected with Space Paws, and I, have been so glad you've joined this adventure of our ours! Your support and friendship have meant more than we can say!