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Long overdue farewell.

Hello again.

It has been such a long time since I have written here that it seems superfluous to say it, but I thought I should note that this blog is no longer updated.

Thank you for stopping by over the years. If you have any comments or questions about old posts, or would like to contact me, please feel free to do so, as I still receive any messages from this site via email and will reply at my earliest opportunity. My email address is: krngough@bigpond.net.au.

I am working on something new, and will pop back to put a link to my new site when it is ready. In the meantime, stay well, and thanks for visiting.

Cheers,

Karen.

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Should I stay or should I go?

Pink & White cymbidium orchid

Although it bears no relation to the text, I couldn't let such a serious post go out without something to lighten the mood!This is what greeted me when I went out into the garden last Sunday morning...

 Dear Readers,

I have a dilemma, and I need your help to resolve it.

Blogday is almost one, and I don’t know whether I should keep it going beyond the anniversary.

When I started this project, it was intended as exactly that – a project, with a finite time-frame and a specific purpose. Although it hasn’t quite worked as I intended, I’ve come to enjoy posting. The question is, do you enjoy reading it and looking at my photos?

An open egg carton showing eggs with drawn faces.

And this is what greeted me when I came inside to make breakfast!

In the eleven months and one week since I started, I have learnt some interesting things:

  • I am incapable of posting images and not giving them their context, so every post ends up being at least 200 words long.
    This probably shouldn’t have been a surprise, considering writing is what I do, but I intended for this to be a photo blog primarily, and haven’t just been able to let the images speak for themselves.
  • I enjoy having a phone camera in my pocket, and taking photos for the blog has made me more aware of my surroundings, but I miss my ‘real’ camera, and that has been sorely neglected over the last year.
  • Street art amazes and fascinates me. I’ve developed a real affection for it while looking around for Blogday.
  • I focus on the positive things I see, and really don’t look for the negatives.
Fully open egg carton showing 8 eggs with drawn faces.

Meg had obviously been playing with a permanent marker!

It must be said, too, that although I didn’t do this for feedback, I crave it. I long to know that I am not talking to myself, and that I’m not boring those who have stopped by, but comments have been very few and far between (except for the lovely Bruce and Col, of course).

So – help me out, please. Tell me – should I stay or should I go? Is Blogday worth your while as a reader, or shall I spend my time concentrating on my craft blog, Whatsername & Thingummbob, and let this project die with dignity?

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