Sunday, November 27, 2005

I'll Be Back

Dear Blogger Buddies,

In the last few days I've come to realize that I need to take a break from blogging. I have been spending entirely too much time in front of the computer, and I have come to rely on my fellow bloggers for friendship more than I should. I started out blogging to write and express myself, having no idea about "comments" or "communities" here in blogland. I have been fortunate to find myself surrounded by a fantastic mixed bag of people. Some are truly talented writers, some are incredible humorists, some are heart felt journal writers, and some are just whimsical fun. I appreciate every one of you.

Today it became clear to me how much I am neglecting other aspects of my life. I have not been working out or taking care of myself. I have been staying up too late and waking up too early in order to spend more time on my computer. I have ignored phone calls from friends to write comments or posts, or even just to IM. But most of all, I have personal aspects of my life that need to be dealt with, and unfortunately I can't deal with them here.

This is not the end of my blog. I have worked too hard to create this damn thing and to make these fantastic friendships to give it up for good. I need to find some balance in my life, and until I am able to do this, I am going to limit my daily computer time. I'm sure many of you will still find me lurking about now and then and maybe even making the occasional comment. But for now, I won't be posting anything new or sharing anything personal about my life.

I love you all. Please don't delete me from your blogrolls. Like The Terminator, "I'll be back."

Much love,

Brooke

49 comments:

sunshine said...

You go, girl...

I'm sure a lot of us will miss your frequent, funny comments and observations. But we'd rather that you be happy than to keep us entertained!

This post hits a bit of a raw nerve with me because I am struggling to find balance in my life right now too. Good luck to both of us!

: )

Cactus Prick said...

Dammit, woman.

Hurry back.

mamalujo1 said...

Hey, wish you the best. Bye for now....

Calzone said...

will miss you dumbass, hopefully we can talk soon.

Knitty Kitty said...

tis the season to scale back, a lot of us are doing it.
I think i realized I needed to step back a little when my family got sick and tired of me starting to say something "i read in a blog today..."

g'luck

Egan said...

Good for you Brooke. I mean, I feel like I should do the same thing, but don't have the heart to step away from the computer. It will happen sometime in the future though since I need to shift my priortities and the end of the year is fast approaching. Thanks for keeping the masses entertained.

darth said...

are you back yet? :(

The real me said...

I will miss trading quips with you, dear.

And you'll always be near the top of my blogroll!

xo

yournamehere said...

I would never delete you from my blogroll...uh...what was your name again?

yournamehere said...

Love ya, Brooke. How do you think I feel? The quality of my personal life and the quality of my blog have both reached all time lows.

Take care of business, babe.

Dan-E said...

dammit brooke, i was just starting to like you. at least i got to see your ta-tas.

but seriously, it's cool you're forcing yourself to go live life among the three-dimensional people. bloggers are fun but if you go outside once in a while, it's nice. and it ups your chances of meeting viggo.

if you're ever down in sobe, well, god help you.

Kris said...

Murr. But I understand. Good for you, young lovah.

But I'll miss you.

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

I can relate completely.

You have to take care of yourself first and foremost.

I hope you're able to find that balance and join us again soon :)

Jill said...

I am happy to keep you on my blogroll, and I am sure you make a great three-dimension-human not-just-virtual-reality kinda gal pal. Find your balance but don't forget me either!

Neil said...

At first I thought this was just another stunt to get a whole lot of "I love you, Brooke" comments without doing any work. But now I see you were being real.

Brooke, you know hard it is for me to hear this. I will now shave my head and walk through Tibet until you return.

Honestly, we all spend too much time online, and it is important to remember that this isn't REAL LIFE. We'll miss your wit and kind words terribly, Brooke. So, don't take too long getting your life together... and enjoy all those shiny red apples that your students will give you for Christmas.

The Dummy said...

Hey Brooke, I can relate completely. I'm in the same boat, and am trying hard to strike that balance. But tipping it back to the balancing point with ICG pretty much means spending less time on my blog. Take your time, then come back to us when you can!

MoDigli said...

I would never ever ever delete your name from my blogroll, Brooke! And don't feel badly about taking needed time for YOU!

Honestly, I know I spend too much online, too. Why is it so addictive? I think it's just that I found such a community of support and like-minded ppl who are just like all of the descriptions you offered in your post.

I know that with the re-balancing of your life, you will find and create a community of supportive and like-minded 3-D ppl, too! You're the best, and you deserve all the happiness and balance you can handle!

Love ya!

Spirit Of Owl said...

All the best to you Brooke. I'll be watching for your return, but if you find that you like the real world too much to come back, I wish you a wonderful life. :) X

JJ said...

Bye, SMG. Come back soon.

boo said...

enjoy your break. come back soon brookester. miss u.

gone said...

Me, my wife, my Girlzilla, and my poochie will miss you, but we understand your decision. My Blogroll never gets updated, so consider yourself a mainstay!

Evil Petting Zoo said...

You have a permanent spot on my blogroll. Yours is one that I read on a regular basis. Yours is one of the first blogs I've ever read and commented on. I even think you were one of my first commenters. Great blogging aside, for that you will always have a place on my blog. Now go find that cop!

officer krupke said...

Brooke my darling, do what you have to. We will all be here waiting for you....or I will arrest everyone.

Jo said...

But I just STARTED reading you! How not fair :-( Ah, well... I suppose you're worth waiting for! Hurry back!

thephoenixnyc said...

See you in a few hours. ; 0

Übermilf said...

Sorry to see you go, but I am glad to be the hottest girl on blogger now.

Brookelina said...

You guys are wonderful. I'm not leaving forever! Honest! Not even close! I'll probably be back before the holidays. And I'm already making my little commments here and there. I just didn't want people to give me shit for not writing.

Love you all! See you soon!

Tumbleweed said...

Damn it, I am new and you are truly an interesting person! I hope you come back so I can get to know you better!! Take care.

Egan said...

Gosh, I was wondering if you would ever comment again. I mean you have some nerve to just stop blogging when you feel like it.

Kallun said...

"Whimsical fun"... I like to pretend you were talking about me then.

Good luck.

Monkey said...

It seems we were separated at birth? We both wrote similar posts in the same weekend? Amazing.

I relate to your post completely. Balance. It's all about balance. Easier said than done. I too wanted to warn people that I will be around less on other blogs due to "real life". I've grown so fond of people here I couldn't just disappear without explanation.

You are stuck on my blogroll under "Daily Fecal Samples" until the end of time. No worries there. We love you.

Menar Piggs said...

Brooke - Your stories are a book waiting to happen. Submit your stories to a magazine...perhaps you are on your way to a 4th career?

I want your autograph.

LeMorse said...

Please...come over to my BLOG and read today's post. It means the world to me.

Evil Petting Zoo said...

Yay for Officer Krupke!

Bill said...

Perhaps you should wean yourself off … You know, keep posting but stop making comments. Hmm? Just a thought! What do I know?

Or maybe just start a new blog under another name and create a personality that only posts every four or five days and never comments? You know, someone stand-offish but groin numbingly sexy? Now that might be a plan!

gone said...

I have some shit to give you. Here, SHIT!

WhiteBoyBob said...

I'll be checking up periodically to make sure we don't miss your grand return

Calzone said...

Your blog sucks

BamaGirl said...

Good luck! It will be hard to tear yourself away from your computer, I'm sure! Let us know how it goes!

mary worth's smug sense of self-satisfaction said...

Young lady, you have done a wise thing. The more I learn of this blogging business, the less I like it. It seems to be polluted with unemployable layabouts and sexual deviants.

I'm old, and haven't had a solid bowel movement in months.

gone said...

Someone is giving you shit over at Blogebrity, too. Neil.

You Can't Afford Me said...

we all go through phases/stages like this. i'm sure you'll get it all figured out. you'll be missed, but not forgotten.

charming, but single said...

You'll be back in a week.

I know it.

Lord Duke Nick Seaman said...

It is I, Advocatus Diaboli. You may know me as Lord Duke Nick Seaman of Queue and Eh? fame.

I come bearing news of a brand-shitting-new interview!

Curse my unfortunate rhyme!

Little Miss Knit gives good interview, come and check it out! Right Now!

If you harbor any desire to ever be interviewed you will come and check this out!

Jaxe said...

Just the ebb & flow of life, babe ;-) We'll be here for you if you need us (assuming we're not also on sabattical, hehe) *hugs* I hope you are well!

j

Lo Lo Lova said...

Miss you Brooke! Good luck finding the perfect balance :)

Anonymous said...

I love you Brooke!

Paul Adams said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
No Hassle Loans said...

Hey nice blog. Although it�s not what I was looking for. I am looking for info on Payday Loans or a Payday Advance Loan . I found your blog very interesting