No, I am not referring to myself as Young Frankenstein (although if you catch me first thing in the morning...maybe).
I'm referring to my long, unintended, unannounced absence from my blog. I have no idea if any of you are still out there (and I suppose if you're not there is no one to blame but myself) but if you are THANK YOU. I even missed my own blogging anniversary (Dec. 30) - can you say L-O-S-E-R?
I initially took a break to concentrate on a writing course I'm taking at UCLA (which I have LOVED). But, I also left to pull myself out of the debilitating internal competition I was having with Sitemeter, Feedburner and Statcounter (not to mention you other bloggers out there (you know who you are) who get dozens or hundreds of comments for every post no matter how large or how small.) To be honest, that is just hard to take.
I believed myself to be above all the high school popularity nonsense. But I-just-couldn't-tear-myself-away from checking in numerous, time-sucking, mentally distracting, confidence-shattering times a day.
So I bailed.
But I missed you guys.
So I'm back.
I've never considered myself a flake in IRL. I'm actually very much the opposite. But somehow, in blogland, I've taken on a personality flaw that I refuse to tolerate in others: visiting when it suits me, taking and not giving back (I am still reading though I have resorted to lurker status).
So, for those of you still around, forgive me. I will try my best to visit and comment with more frequency, and of course, write on my own damn blog.
I hope you'll