Sunday, October 2, 2011

Good Night Marie

Bloggers always seem to start, stop, start up again with an apology for being gone only to stop again. We burn out, we stop writing, we shelve our blogs and then, we come back.

When I began posting, I never set out to "blog" per se'. I wrote without any intention of having a following. It was just a diary or brain dump or therapy (less the $125.00 per hour fee.)

Over time, my writing became less verbiage and more so a photo journal. That's when I lost my desire to write and really just wanted to catalog my adventure. It's time to write again.

I'm going to stop writing at this blog. "Marie Millard" was a fluke, never anything I thought would be read by anyone but me, or my sisters. I have several blogger friends *that I adore* who have stopped writing on their site and started up on a new one. At the time, I never really understood why. I get it now. A clean slate. A fresh start.

I'm FaceBook burnt out and I dislike Twitter *it makes me neurotic* and now Google has a social network. Acccckkkk!!!

I'm going to be kickin' it old school. I'm going to start a new site and go back to blogging like I used to ... writing for me.

Marie is my middle name.  Millard is the street I grew up on. 

Marie Millard is calling it a day.


debra said...

Sweet dreams and happy trails..

Mrs. G. said...


Glinda said...

Please let me know when you start your new blog. I always enjoy your writing.

Sherry Smyth said...

Having done this more times than I can count (!), you know I understand this. We change and our voice changes as do our adventures and then our old "journal" really doesn't fit. We've said all we needed or wanted to say there.

I look forward to the rebirth of your journals and your adventures. Good night Marie and good morning Nancy! xo

Joan said...

I started a new one on tumblr though I can't say I post consistently. My main issue is I don't want to over share therefore I only have so much to write about , lol!

John said...

Goodbye, Marie Millard.

Cindy L said...

I totally get where you are, but hope you'll keep us all posted when you start a new blog. I always find that I do some of my best writing after I've taken a sabbatical, or a long break -- though it can feel scary at first. Your writing is wonderful, and a part of you, and I look forward to reading your next adventure.

And hey -- am also with you on the Facebook thing. This summer, it got to me, and I started missing the days when we communicated by phone or in person -- and had a little more privacy and mystery...

dkuroiwa said...

why do i have an image of johnny carson's last show and his last guest, bette midler...she sang the best song. i wish i could sing it now....for you.
good night, marie.
i'm looking forward to whatever you do next....and i will be there. i'm sure it's going to be just great!!!

linda in c-town said...

Will miss your witty and thoughtful writing. I look forward to the "new" blog as I know it will be worth the time to read it.

Good bye "Marie" hello Nancy!