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Life After Blog

When I shut down my blog several months ago, it was because I just didn’t want to write any more.  I felt guilty when I didn’t blog enough, I felt bad when I didn’t have anything interesting to say and I blogged about daily life anyway, and most days writing just seemed too hard.

I went several months without blogging.  Life was good again.  I didn’t feel the need to document every movement I and my family made.  We just LIVED.  I stopped taking as many pictures and lived through moments instead of seeming them through a tiny lens.  It was wondrous.

It was also very, very weird.  I’ve been blogging since before there was blogging.  I’ve had a diary, journal, notebook, scrap of paper or something in my hands since I was a little girl.  I noticed an uptick in Facebook and twitter posts.  Then I started writing longer notes in my head that I never posted because they were too long for Facebook. I started writing in a paper journal again, only to realize that my hands are no longer up to that task. So I started searching for an app for journalling on my computer, but that wasn’t enough.  I wanted input on my writing.

Which lead me back to blogging.  So welcome back to the new Life According to Lisa. 🙂

Author:

Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at http://lisaholcomb.net. Her first full length novel is nearing completion.