I have spent the last couple of weeks thinking about how I should get back into the blogging world after having been on a break for over three months now. I read other people’s posts on blogging after a break, be it a short one or a looong break, like mine (a search for ‘BLOGGING AFTER A LONG BREAK’ actually got me loads of results! And I said to myself, I am not alone in this). I read about blog stats when I was not blogging and what should be my reentry strategy from outside the blogging atmosphere back to blogworld. I thought about whether I need to write a post on my long absence or dive right back into it as if I was never away.
What did I do while I was away? A wonderful time with family in India, tradition, nature kind of sums up my experiences the last couple of months – a traditional growing-up ceremony for my son (it is called a upanayanam, many a times referred to a Hindu Bar-Mitzwah – you can read more about it here, here or here) that was a wonderful mix of family, friends, culture and tradition; visits to beautiful bird sanctuaries – one in Singapore (the Jurong Bird Park) and one in Mysore(Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary); visits to famous local parks in the erstwhile garden city of Bangalore; and of course, shopping in my old favorite haunts while discovering new shopping haunts!
(whew, that was a long one! Anyways, now you know why I was away for at least 8 weeks of my absence)
Now, that I am planning to be back, I noticed a few events that i thought will be perfect for my reentry to blogger world- and here is my entry post to them – Bloggiesta (I enjoyed participating in this last time) and BBAW (for the first time – I blog about books and more but books are definitely my first love, now don’t tell my DH that!) .
My plan for Bloggiesta –
- Start blogging with a schedule and follow it
- Contemplating whether to switch to Google+ profile (I am registered as LadyInRead in so many places, !) –your opinion on that?? Would love to hear if you are planning to?
- And some more items to add – closer to Bloggiesta
For BBAW, my first post will be up early tomorrow and
5, 6, 7, 8
Who do I appreciate?
That is the theme for Day one of BBAW.. I have a couple of blogs that I love and am going to post about first thing tomorrow…
Register for BBAW (if you have not done so yet) here.