Monday, April 30, 2012

My first post

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Hi everyone.  This is my first post on Well and Cheaply, but not my first time blogging.  Until about a month ago I had a different blog.  I had an online life, a personal life and a professional life and a lot of the time they all mixed together, but I realized that sometimes it's a good idea to keep them separate.  I am a school librarian and my blog is not something I talk about with my students.  Not because I have something to be ashamed of, but because I have my relationship with them at school and then there is my personal life (which I really enjoy blogging about) and the combination just doesn't mix well.  Somehow some students found out about my blog and started leaving borderline inappropriate comments.  Nothing mean or scary, but more like the 21st century version of finding your teacher's name in the phone book and prank calling them.   It made me feel...shitty.

It also made me second guess what I wanted to share with the world on the internet.  So I took a break for a little more than a month, not really sure if I would return to blogging, but then I realized something big.

Writing soothes me.  Writing helps me cope with the bad and celebrate the good.  Writing is a huge part of my life and makes me really  happy.  It actually always has since I was a little kid.  And a big part of what I love about writing is connecting with all of those good people who so kindly read it.  All of those appropriate readers and thoughtful commenters.  So I changed my domain name and have gone quasi anonymous by purposefully omitting my last name.   If you do know me in real or virtual life, I ask that you help me keep this blog anonymous.

So welcome back if you've followed me before and hello if you are new, it's so nice to meet you.

Let's catch up, I have so much to tell you all! (that miniature pony up there is just a snippet!)  Please tell me how you've been in the comments.  I can't wait to hear all about it.

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    1. Thanks Elyse! You're my very first commenter!

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  2. Let's hear it for grownup time!

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    1. OMG, I might have to change the name of this blog to "Let's hear it gor grownup time!"

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  3. Yeah!!! So happy you're back. I also have been having my own blogging crisis and finally wrote about it tonight! Great minds think alike. xo

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  4. reeniebyrd is ME, Irene! tweet tweet

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    1. Thanks Irene! Let's go back to MoMa soon so I can write a blog post about it :)

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  5. Thank you thank you thank you. You made a good choice. I am happy you are doing this.

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    1. Thank you Kate! So happy you are reading!

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  6. Welcome back! I'm glad you didn't abandon blogging permanently. :)

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    1. Thanks Courtney! It feels good to be back.

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  7. Just catching up here! I just have to say...mini-ponies with bangs are one of my favorite things on the entire planet!

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  8. I'm so glad you're back! I was worried I'd lost your blog forever! Sorry about the reasons you had to start afresh though. But hopefully that won't happen again and this blog will be a raging success as the last one was :)

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