You have to care for it, nurture it, love it and help it to grow. And if you neglect it, then it will become sad and empty.
I have to hold my hands up and admit that I have neglected my blog. I have failed to nurture it in recent weeks, indeed I have failed to nurture others’ blogs too and I can see my ‘jungle’ looking back at me with drooping trees and sorry looking plants.
I could provide a whole host of reasons for this – I have been incredibly busy, there is much work to do on the final editing phase of book one, I have been inundated with school related activities etc etc… but whilst that is all true, the real reason for the neglect is very simple.
I have had no idea what to write.
Every day I have logged onto here waiting for inspiration to strike but nothing has been forthcoming. Sometimes I think of things to tell you all and then I decide against it, realising that even though they may be important to me, they will be of little consequence to you, the readers of this jungle. So I have remained silent. For far too long.
At the end of this week we go away for our annual holiday and I fear that with a further two weeks of neglect, my jungle will be all but wilted, but I am determined that that is not going to happen. For the remainder of this week I am going to try to feed it with content, to boost its immunity and then whilst I am away, I am going to catalogue – diary if you will – events that occur. Anything and everything will be noted so that when I return, I can breathe life back into this wonderful place of mine and go about bringing it back to full fruition once more.
And in amongst all of that, I intend to be mounting my four wheel drive jeep and traversing through all of your blogs, popping by and just letting you know that although I have been silent, I have not forgotten you. Any of you.
So here’s to all of you and your fabulous blogs and here’s to Jade’s Jungle – may it recover its beauty and welcome many travellers in.