Monday, February 20, 2012

A New Blog...

Well, I am obviously having a difficult time keeping all the balls in the air.  I am hoping that this is a sign of too much stress in life (hence the semi-sabbatical this semester) and not a sign of aging.  I have too many hobbies and interests that I want to maintain to have to slow down now.

However, as I look at the date of my last post - January 29 - it appears that blogging is finding its way to the bottom of the priority list, and I find myself questioning why.  I love the support, encouragement, and friendship that I receive from this online community; I enjoy writing, especially for a select audience; I still enjoy reading, although that has fallen by the wayside as well.  So if I receive so much pleasure from blogging, why do I seem to avoid it?

Without boring you with all the details, I think inattention to this blog is due, in part, to my attention to other journaling endeavors.  I try to write each morning at and this seems to fulfill that daily need;  the 365 Project  encourages me to post daily pictures, with a short caption, on my Flickr photo stream, and I try to continue to improve my academic writing by working on my Paris Vacation photo essay book.

I have decided to maintain My Cozy Book Nook and use it when I wish to post more in-depth essays or book reviews or teaching commentary, and to create another daily blog for my 365 Project entitled:  2012 Photo-a-Day.  It is very simple and designed to make posting easy.  I simply copy and paste what I have posted on Flickr into the blogger template.  My hope is to utilize the Blog2Print website at the end of the year and create a softcover book of this photo adventure.

So I am definitely not giving up this blog, nor this community, nor my love of reading and writing.  I just might be a little absent over the next few months.  If you have any interest in following my daily photo progress, feel free to visit my new blog - otherwise I will be in touch here from time to time.  And I will most definitely be following your posts.


  1. While I will miss your regular posts, I wish you all the best with your new project. I also hope you'll post a few pictures here, not and then.

  2. I'm going to check your new blog out now.

  3. Molly, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new blog. That blog shows me what you are DOING on a DAILY basis, your actions, which helps me see who you are, whereas this one seems to be more about your thought processes. It is also interesting, of course. But your daily picture blog brings YOU alive in technicolor. I am so impressed.

    I am very excited to follow your new blog. (It also makes me wish I was doing that with my own. Hmm. Maybe I will need to try it when I am not drowning in other tasks.)

  4. Sounds like an interesting new project, maybe we should be following each others photography blogs!

  5. I'm headed over to check out your new blog! I'll follow you wherever you go and read whatever you post. I think you're a very interesting person!

  6. I can relate to the distraction of other projects...

    Now I'm off to check out your other blog.


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