One of the many blogs that I follow is by Chris Brecheen called “Writing About Writing (And Occasionally Some Writing)” and a couple of days ago I came across a wonderful piece that he had written about forgetting the birthday of the blog he had created, the story opens:
The breath I took with my hand on the doorknob could never be deep enough.
I ignored the “Go Away” and “Knock First” signs, and stepped in, at first thinking that I would flick the lights on, but then deciding that the pastel rainbow thrown off by the line of lava lamps was kind of nice. Blog was lying in bed listening to headphones and facing away from the door.
“You didn’t knock,” Blog said.”I know,” I said. I went over and sat on the edge of the bed. Blog shifted further over and showed me more of its back.
“I’m sorry,” I said.
As Chris’s blog is on Blogger it is not possible to re-post it in the conventional way that I would for a WordPress blog, but the article is one that I thought others should see because it is all about the relationship between the writer and the blog that they have created. Forgetting the birthday is like forgetting its existence, something we should never do to our blog. I have done this once and it is not something I wish to repeat.
Take a look at Chris’s wonderful post “That Year We Forgot Blog’s Birthday” and recall how special your own blog is for a few moments, take a little time to cherish it, also take some time to make your blog special once again. Once we create it our blog should be special, our ideas move on but our blog should be a companion that helps us grow