No, I’m Not Quitting My Blog

by Pup on May 3, 2011

I started this little blog back towards the end of the 2008 election.  I had never blogged before, never ‘set up’ a website, had no idea what I was doing.  But I enjoyed writing, and whether anyone read my words or not, it felt good to put my thoughts and (strongly-held) opinions down and then hit “PUBLISH.”

I have appreciated more than I can say the readers who have come by, many repeatedly, and left kind and generous words, and I have also appreciated those who disagreed with me.  I have been exceptionally lucky to have the most civil readers and commenters.  I have enjoyed immensely building this blog, and making new virtual blogger friends.

I wanted to address my lack of blogging, or at least the drastic cutback to my blogging over the past few months.  I don’t want anyone to think that I have just lost interest.  No, I’ve worked too hard and spent far too many hours lovingly putting it together to simply abandon it, and I care far too much about the future of our country to not speak out.

The simple truth is I started working outside the home again a few months ago.  I’m working full-time at the nearby hospital, 3 or 4 night shifts a week.  The hours are 7pm-7am; I sleep during the day in between my shifts, and try to stay up and do other things (real life) on my days off.  I am working on adjusting but my body wants to sleep often and at the drop of a hat.  That’s not normal for me, as I have always been a morning person, waking with the light of day.  The sleep schedule feels so unnatural, but it is necessary for the present time.  My home duties are still there too; caregiving of my elderly parents, farm chores, house chores, and all those mundane but essential tasks that constitute putting food on the table, wearing clean clothes, living in a fairly clean house.

So, now you know, and if you would, I would appreciate your kind thoughts and perhaps a short prayer for my immune system to hold up, for a rested body without sleeping all the time, and for better time organization skills.  I don’t share this as a whine, I am content that this is God’s will for me at this time.   “I will sing to the Lord, for He has dealt bountifully with me.”

I thank all of you for your past support and plan to continue to write as I can, and visit your blogs as I can.  Perhaps I’ll get my time management ability honed soon, and can get back to normal.  God bless all of you, keep checking in, and keep shining that light.

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Comedy Plus May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

I can relate to the graveyard shift and how it messes up the body. I worked it for many years. I’m so very thankful I no longer have to work that shift. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

Have a terrific day. :)

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robot May 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

Hang in there, Puppster. I too will keep you in my prayers.

I dropped by to let you know I spotted you on a list this morning. We both made it actually. Pretty cool. Here’s the link:

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/05/05/the-top-10-tea-party-bloggers-you-need-to-read/2/

Glad to be in such good company. Have a great day ma’am.

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Kris, in New England May 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

We do what we have to do to keep the home fires burning. Be well, take good care of yourself (a Complex B Vitamin and some CoQ-10 would be most beneficial in your circumstances) and we’ll still be here.

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Walter Hudson May 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Maybe it would help if you were compensated a bit for your trouble? We’d be interested. You made our list of Top 10 Tea Party Bloggers. You’ve got my email.

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/05/05/the-top-10-tea-party-bloggers-you-need-to-read/

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Conservative Pup May 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

My goodness! What a nice surprise here! Thank you very much Walter, for including me in this list, I appreciate it more than I can say. I’ll be in touch.

Robot, congrats to you too! And thanks for coming by here to tell me ‘congrats!’

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John Scotus May 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Thanks for the note (I was wondering) and congrats on being included in the News Reel Blog list.
I know exactly what you are talking about as far as time constraints and being tired. It stinks, but what are you going to do? In my case, I usually work in spurts when I have time, and schedule the blog posts for the future. It means that some of the posts are less topical than others, but it seems that unless I post often my blog readership starts to flag. Maybe you should give this idea a shot–assuming that you ever get the time.
Meanwhile, I will keep you in my prayers.

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Conervative Hippie May 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

I visited today to check your site out. I was redirected from Sarah Palin’s Blog, http://thebookofsarah.blogspot.com/ via http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/05/05/the-top-10-tea-party-bloggers-you-need-to-read/

I enjoyed reading some of your quotes on the right div spaces. I especially enjoyed Ecclesiastes 10:2 ;)

I’ll be returning to your websitie in the future. Great Job!

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Matt May 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Understood. Prayers on the way.

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George M May 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Keep up the good work Pup, always thing about you.

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Marlene May 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Hey there, again congrats on making such an awesome list. I am so proud of you. I hope you don’t overdo it with that whacky scheduled. I did noc shift for years in various psych hospitals when I was a nurse. It’s hard on the body.

Again, congrats. Get outside this week if you can. The weather is going to be fabulous, after tomorrow that is.

OXOXOXXO

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Conservative Pup May 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I sincerely thank all of you for your support and friendship, and caring. Means a lot.

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Conservative Pup May 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Oh, and Conservative Hippie, Welcome! Thanks for coming by and commenting. Yes, I too love the verse from Ecclesiastes. Simple, and true. Come back anytime. :)

Pup

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kathy June 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Hey, look at you…you went and got famous on me while I was away! NewsRealBlog…wow!!!!! Super for you..and you deserve it too! You always write well. Hope the work schedule straightens out for you soon…sounds like you are carrying quite a load right now. Hope your dad is doing well too.

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