Did I mention our upcoming India trip on my blog? Yes, the husband and I are going to India next week for a month-long vacation. Yahoo! We will be there for Diwali. Double yahoo! And on the way back we’ll be stopping over in London for a much-anticipated short vacation. That’s triple yahoo! For the past few days we’ve been busy buying gifts for everyone at home and packing for our trip and I have hardly had time to read my favorite blogs, let alone write something on mine.
More importantly, I need to confess I am feeling quite ambivalent towards my blog these days. I got some encouraging feedback from my family initially, then got involved in some nice thought-provoking discussions over some of my posts and was thrilled to make some wonderful blog friends out here. (If I may call you that!) But I also received a lot of flak from my parents and the husband over the personal nature of some of my posts. I guess they are just not comfortable with the idea of discussing our lives so openly on the web. And I think I need to respect their feelings above everything else. I deleted one of my recent posts for this very reason yesterday.
I am confused folks! Should I restrict myself to commenting on general issues and leave the personal stuff for discussion with real-life friends? But that would just not be me. I don’t pretend to be an expert on anything, I intended this blog to be a place where I could talk about just about anything that came into my head. Wouldn’t this kind of self-censorship kill the fun of that idea? I notice some blogs have password protected posts but I’ve no idea if that’s at all possible with wordpress. Could anyone help me with that?
All in all, I expect to take a short hiatus from my blog over the next few weeks. I’ll be back by the end of November and hopefully will have resolved my confusion and be bubbling with fresh ideas to resurrect my beloved blog once I’m back. And I hope I won’t have lost the two and a half readers who were kind enough to grace this space with their frequent visits and comments by then. (Hey, I’m not discounting anyone’s intelligence here, just counting the attention span directed to my blog in fractions and trying to be funny in the bargain!) So can I count on you folks not forgetting me till then? Go on, say yes and make my day! See you soon, friends!