After a year a half of not blogging, I think I'm ready to come back. I've missed it... for multiple reasons. For one thing, I've felt much less productive sans blog. Much less creative. And frighteningly less observant. It may sound silly and sappy, but blogging helped me to appreciate life's details, and to see the humor and beauty in seemingly mundane interactions and situations. I think without this outlet and the reflection that it encouraged, I've become more irritable and impatient, more prone to complain and find fault.
Facebook has become my major outlet for internet self-expression in recent years, and while it's been perfect for sharing the odd photo and quick thought, I haven't felt comfortable sharing anything of much depth (not to imply that this blog is deep... at all). I don't like thinking about everything I post (which occasionally might be solely for my own amusement) being forced upon all of my FB contacts. I prefer the idea of friends choosing to come to my blog, and reading only if they want to.
I also miss writing. And the personal record that my blog is for me. If no one else reads it, so be it.
It feels good to be back. :)