Saturday, January 10, 2009

And now the time has come to say good-bye

Today is my blogaversary. One year ago today I started this journey and invited all of you to join me. In the last year, I have shared many details of my life, from birthdays and anniversaries to first teeth, daycare troubles, potty training ups and downs and every other child-rearing topic that came up in my life. During this last year, so much has happened and I've had so much to think about, one of the things I've had to contend with is how much time this blog needs from me in order to survive.

During the last several months, I've been a little lax in my attention here. I've been reading your blogs, sometimes commenting, most times not. My own posting has become sporadic at best, going from almost every day to maybe once a week. The truth is that I just don't have the time needed to keep this blog going. So, it is with a heavy heart that on my blogaversary, I am shutting this blog down.

I want to thank each and every one of you for every comment and every word you've shared with me. Your advice has been invaluable. Many of your words have lifted my spirits when I was down and made me laugh when it was needed most.

I will still be reading your blogs and commenting when I can. I've come to know many of you very well and will continue our bloggy friendship, but I just don't have the time to keep up my own blog. Feel free to e-mail me (I will be forwarding all e-mail to The Mommy Diaries to my own personal e-mail so when I respond, it will be from a different address) or join me on Facebook (click on the badge below to join me) and follow me on Twitter. I'll be there, just not here. This site will remain up for one week, than I will shut it down.

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James Austin said...

Say it ain't so, Diane. Say it ain't so. It's been fun, but I hear you on the time commitment. Good luck and I hope you can still stop by once in a while to pay us a visit at LIAYF.

Heather said...

Bummer!! I love reading about the family on here! I guess now I'll just have to call you and actually spend some face to face time with you. Maybe next week? I have Friday off! Lunch?

DCUrbanDad said...

Pardon my french, but this sucks. We will miss you. I have been a little lax too. Set up some rules for the blog. Min 1 post per week, but no more than 3.

Hope you will reconsider.

CelticBuffy said...

Oh I will miss you! I may even break my anonymity and friend you on facebook!

carol said...

Diane Im sorry to here that, I love reading all your blogs its was always good for me to read you blogs because as you sister I have always felt your streeses with the kids but I could always laugh at your cause it really doesnt seem as bad when there not yours, anyway sorry to here your leaving but keep me posted on everyhting and I will talk to you later,
love your sister