Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm Moving On

I don't have it any more, the will or the desire to keep blogging. I enjoy visiting yours but I really haven't got the mojo to maintain this one. I might from time to time if there's something worthy to pop up here photographically. I feel I haven't much to say any more, life's hard, work's difficult, relationships need nurturing and well . . .It's been almost four years of bantering here and I just don't want to do it any more.


Over these past almost four years, I've corresponded with many of you, talked on Skype and you've all been a source of entertainment, inspiration and information. Some have become collaborators, a handful have become life long friends and one in particular, I adore beyond reason. I am eternally grateful for these connections. Should any of you find yourselves on Antipodean shores, I have a room with your name on it and a warm welcome to match.


Yep time's come to say Goodbye. I loved blogging and the friends I've made here. I have little of interest to say and less time or will to say it. I'm writing a little, on Creative Infanticide, posting fortnightly on The Tenth Daugher of Memory, and distracted by not-so-shiny things.  I'm becoming whingey.


Thanks to you all for following for so long. We'll see. I never say never so who knows, I will definitely visit and might pop up in your feeder now and then, or reincarnate the blog in the future but for now it's check out time.  Life is changing and so must I. Keep in touch.

62 comments:

Kathy G said...

OH, NO!

Just in case, I won't delete you from my Reader. Hope things go well for you. Enjoyed reading your perspective on life.

Elisabeth said...

It's strangely disturbing when someone like you says goodbye and yet I understand it well.

Keep enjoying and battling on in the so-called real world. It's where we all belong.

Roy said...

Oh dear! My daily reading just became less interesting, especially Fridays. I'll really miss that sarcastic, sharp Aussie wit. Oh well, at least you know where to find me.

nick said...

Sorry to hear that, but I guess there's no point in labouring away at something you're not enjoying any more. And as you say, you've got plenty of other things competing for your attention.

Maybe we'll still meet up in Sydney in December?

Grandad said...

Oy! You can't quit or the whole Interweb will implode.

laughingwolf said...

gonna miss you, baino!

but, as you know, shit happens...

staying on fb?

i'm about to make a move myself, nearly 1,000 miles from where i am now

no idea when i'll be back online once i get there

K8 the Gr8 said...

Oh em gee, what's the world coming to?! Huge kudos for keeping her going so long and thanks for the great reads, happiness vibes coming your way.

Betsy said...

Well, it certainly is a huge loss for all of us! :( You will be missed....a lot.

xxoo

California Girl said...

what can I say? I feel as though we are friends or would be friends if we met in person. your writing is engaging, funny, human. I look forward to your posts.

Now, hopefully, I'll look forward to your comments.

The Jelly Monster said...

I know I like never comment anymore but I swear to Buddha I read every piece you put up.

I'll miss you :(

I just told himself and he made a sad face too...

I'll never let go Baino!

hokgardner said...

I'll miss seeing your slices of life here, but I'm glad we're friends on FB so I can keep up with you that way.

conortje said...

Nooooooooo this is such bad news (for us at least). There are so few blogs I still enjoy reading. BUT I am so glad I found yours. Someday I WILL meet you :-)

Carolina said...

Oh shit! I'll miss you :-(

Good luck. Hope you find a dream job and that all things going on in your life work out for you.

Keep in touch if you like. You have my email.

Big fat kiss to you and yours and cuddles for all the fourleggers.

And I'll be checking your other blogs now and again.

Bye (for now)

i beati said...

do stop in oph kindred spirit and know that you are there high on my list of people being themselves and plugging onward..sandy

Ropi said...

Well, it seems that you heard my complaints to my girlfriend and her daughter. They spend a lot time on Facebook and I told them that it is important to meet with friends as well. Nowadays I also stay a lot home, because It is hot outside and I am preparing to a university scientific contest.

JeffScape said...

Bah. Doldrums. Winds will return.

Tom said...

take a break...at least i know how to find you...back soon to hassle you, sweet pea!

Quickroute said...

I expect you'll be back eventually but totally hear you on the blog weariness thing. Congrats on the job btw

Vicky said...

Will leave you in my "Blogs I Stalk" section and if I get over East will look you up :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Wot??? Well, I understand...maybe...a little... but yet have to say THAT SUCKS!

kj said...

i will refrain from whining but not from swallowing hard. i must love you deeply because i'm feeling the loss already. good thing i know how and where and when to find you, my beloved honeyhells.

this is really bad: when you said 'one in particuliar', i thought you meant me!! :^) my vanity settled down quickly however, and i'm just glad to call you friend.

aww shit.


kj

PattiKen said...

I'm... I'm... Well, I'm speechless, I guess. I hope Jeff's right. Got no more than that to say. (sniff)

Christine H. said...

Just in case you change your mind, I'll keep you on my reader too, but I totally understand. I haven't even been doing this for two years. It can start to feel like a chore, and it shouldn't. There are are lots of fun and exciting things to do out there and you can leave knowing that you provided entertainment, friendship, and inspiration to many. You should feel very proud!

Megan said...

Thanks for a great run. I will be forever glad that I found my way to this place (thanks, Paddy!).

Thanks, too, for all your wonderful comments over the last three and a half years. You are my friend.

And I will keep my eye on this space, just in case.

And yeah, I'll still be here when you get back.

Love and rockets!

Janice said...

You'll be missed. I've enjoyed your "company" so much. Sending good thoughts your way...

River said...

I understand your need to move on, but I'll keep yu on my list, just in case you put up some of your spectacular photos or write a little something.
I'm feeling the need to slow mine down a bt to less than daily.

Mrsupole said...

Ditto to what everyone else has said, you will be sorely missed. But I guess you could be like I have been lately. I just keep taking break after break after break. Not because I wanted to but because other things have taken precedence, like the wittle wee ones and the dang modem.

You will still be in my sidebar, so when you do come visit your blog, then you will pop up.

I will miss you.

God bless.

Siobhan said...

Everyone's going away :(

Keep on keepin' on, Hope to keep hearing from you.

blackwatertown said...

Echoing those comments above.
Wish you weren't, but if you have to, then... you have to.
I'll keep my eye out for you popping up again. Return any time you like.
Especially if it's soon.

blackwatertown said...

Echoing those comments above.
Wish you weren't, but if you have to, then... you have to.
I'll keep my eye out for you popping up again. Return any time you like.
Especially if it's soon.

Mim said...

Cycles.

Damn - will miss you. but hope to stay in touch somehow.

grannymar said...

I know that feeling of wanting to hang up the boots, I have felt it several times but never had the courage to say the words... so I plod on.

I'll catch you on Skype one of these days. Take care.

Big Hugs
Grannymar

Chris Wolf said...

I will miss your wit. As I faced a similar turn of events in my life lately, my friend said to my, "what's a sundial in the shade?" Ben Franklin. Seems appropriate to share it with you. Hope to see you in the sun sometime.

e said...

I hope you'll enjoy real life a bit more and keep well.

Mme. Rogers said...

Awe...I'll miss your blogging, but I will keep you on my reader just in case.

You'll be back; I know it! You just need a rest.
Carole @ yukonchatterbug.com

Pam said...

NO!!!!! You'll be so missed! At the end of this hard-working week I came here for my Friday Fuckwit fix and instead find myself saying what a loss. I enjoy your posts Helen and wish you all the best - like others I'd be chuffed if you decided to visit now and then,and will keep you on my bloglist just in case you get that mojo back!

The Tame Lion said...

I'm always here to protect you.

Gledwood said...

No!

PS I like your Facebook photo. It makes you look like a Home and Away character

Gledwood said...

ps i can't believe Anna Grace really is alive. what the hell was going through her head?...what did she think people would do? pat her on the back and say "well done for pretending to be dead" honestly!

Jenny Muir said...

Will miss you - but we all go through this and I wonder if you might be back one day? :) But you should *only* blog if you enjoy it

Sarah Lulu said...

Hello gorgeous girl .... making room for something else to enter?
I find I'm blogging less also ..
the 3D world tempts me more ..
I WILL stay in touch and if ever you find yourself my way? LOVE to see you.

Kath Lockett said...

Maybe you need to just take a breather for a while...... Forget blogging and focus on you and what you want and we'll be here waiting for you!

Take care, Baino!

unstranger said...

Feck! Change is always for the best when it comes from within, so best of luck. You have been quite a presence here.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for gracing the bloggyhood for as long as you did....but i expect you'll be back when the siren call comes again.


i look forward to continuing to run into you around and about!!

Jefferson Davis said...

I hate to hear it, Baino. I'm glad to hear that you'll still be writing though. A lot has changed in the world since you started the blog. I can't think of many changes that are of a positive nature. Your lovely post will be missed by me and countless others. I may not have always commented, but I've always read your posts. :)

nick said...

This could be the first ever comment stream that just goes on and on without any blog post to maintain it.

nick said...

Or maybe not.

unstranger said...

Any danger you could keep on with just the 'Friday fuckwit'? Always looked forward to them.

Vagabonde said...

I took a close up of the Aussie pies at the Australian Bakery we visited a couple of days ago so you could see it and tell me if they are really authentic. Then I come to you blog and read that you won’t blog anymore? I am really sad now. I understand that if it is something you no longer enjoy you might as well stop but I hope that things will change and you will come back later on. I always enjoyed your wit and your humorous way of writing. I wish you the best, you deserve to be happy. You can email me anytime if you wish.

Robyn said...

Shit! please stay in touch as I think of you as a mate xoxoxo

and I look forward to when you find your mojo ;-) xx

Bimbimbie said...

Oh Bugga but I know what you mean - been dragging my mouse lately too, the whole of June passed without the desire to post. Tsup*!*

Jay said...

I am so sad to hear it, but I do understand. I haven't blogged for a while due to my Mum's death, and I suppose when we leave something for a while we always expect to find everything as we left it when we get back, don't we? But life isn't like that.

Your retirement from blogging will leave a Baino-shaped hole in the Blogosphere, you know that, don't you?

Good luck, my friend! I hope you drop in sometime at my place. Oh, and I didn't know Creative Infanticide was you!

Ocean Girl said...

i am in your real world baino, so no change here, it is just i shall miss your mind.

Tina said...

Wow. Hadn't expected that. I wish you nothing but the best. Glad we'll see you at 10thDOM. I need to pull my own ass out of the doldrums and paddle towards the wind...take care, Baino.
Tina @ Life is Good

Pam said...

Nick may be right! Came back over to say thanks for your visit and comment. Miss you!

Alan Burnett said...

Hang about, hang about. I go off on holiday and look what you do whilst I am away. Before making any lasting decisions I insist on you wait for a couple of months : take a long blogging holiday and then see how you feel.
I will miss your humour and your acute powers of observation. But most of all I will miss seeing your creativity emerge from out of the shadows. Make sure my name is on one of them rooms - I will be with you soon.

Kris said...

Let me just say, "I know how you feel". Good luck with the spreadsheets, they can be buggers at times!

kj said...

tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup!tsup! i had to stop by for this reason hells :^)

Darlene said...

I can certainly empathize. I am getting burned out, too. Maybe after a good rest we will both come back and meet again.

Meanwhile, best of luck in your job, relationships and life.

Ces said...

As long as you are happy, that is what's important. Good luck, dear Helen. Tsup!!!

Mmm said...

Baino, I totally get that. I considered stopping too during my 1 month off. I think blogging as a fad is falling off and the novelty of is is wearing thin as we see its limitations. But, every now and then i feel the creative muse so want to write but that is only every month or so, but, having an art co-op keeps me going. I so rarely visit people too which makes me feel bad but it is just not possible. It is enough to keep up with my art co-op, creative Tuesdays.:)

Anyway, i did want to say Ty so much for your recent comment on the when your hubs died. I do well remember you writing about that.Ty for sharing that with us as a good reminder for us all. Anyone of us coudl do the same thing.

Please take care. Wishing you all the very best down under. :)

AngelMay said...

Well, *I* will miss your wonderful posts. Don't disappear completely....please. :)