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Sunday, February 01, 2009


I don't know if anyone will even see this, I've neglected my blog for so long. I felt like my blog deserved one last post - after over five years of semi-regular writing, it didn't seem fair to abandon it without so much as a good-bye. So I guess this is good-bye.

I started writing because I was bored at my job. I've moved on from there and I can honestly say that I am very rarely bored where I am currently working.

When I started blogging, it was still kinda new. There was a limited number of blogs out there. Now it's ubiquitous, everyone has one or has had one. It's not unique, and I kinda like being different.

I used to write because it helped me clear my thoughts. Then a lot of people started reading and I found that I wasn't as open and honest as was helpful. I didn't want to get too personal or expose myself too much, so I hid. And it kind of lost its purpose.

I met a ton of great people through my writing, many of whom I consider friends today. That hasn't gone away, nor would I think that it has lost its potential.

I just don't feel like writing anymore. Through good and bad things that have happened, stressful times and happy times, I just don't feel the need, the urge, the push anymore. I'm not quite sure how I get my thoughts out of my head anymore, but writing just doesn't have the same allure. So I stopped. And it's fine. I actually don't miss it like I once thought I would.

So I guess I'm saying good-bye to my blog, though hopefully not to the friends I've made through my blog. I'll still be lurking in the shadows, reading posts here and there. But Sweet Rose is signing out.


  • You'll be missed on the blog (or have been for a long time), but this just reinforces that we hope to see you more in real life. :)

    By Blogger Ezzie, at 2/1/09, 1:27 PM  

  • Well, I guess the reasons are good, but the result is sad. We'll miss you. Good luck.

    By Blogger ~~Silk, at 2/1/09, 2:11 PM  

  • We keep in touch so much IRL that I didn't miss the blog that much. I'm much more into real friends than virtual ones, anyway. But your writing was really terrific.

    By Blogger SaraK, at 2/1/09, 2:49 PM  

  • awww.... bye bye blog. we'll miss u!

    but real-life-shoshana.... see ya soon!

    By Blogger ~ Sarah ~, at 2/1/09, 5:59 PM  

  • Too bad, Shoshana - in this world every sane voice count (I am not counting self, of course).

    But the blogging bug shall return, you'll see.

    Cheers and all the best.

    By Blogger SnoopyTheGoon, at 2/2/09, 12:58 PM  

  • Oh bloody hell, that's a shame - although you seem quite levelheaded about moving on.
    Well take care anyway and do keep in touch when lurking!


    By Blogger fwengebola, at 2/2/09, 5:07 PM  

  • What about all your fans??????
    oh, well good luck

    By Blogger smoo, at 2/10/09, 2:32 PM  

  • So long, Sweet Rose.

    By Blogger e-kvetcher, at 2/27/09, 3:28 PM  

  • I was impressed by the essence of your writing/you. You can find me at face book and on my blog and via email, etc. Stay well, G-d Bless,


    By Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann, at 3/1/09, 10:25 AM  

  • Chaval that I only found the blog now...

    May you move on to bigger and better things.

    By Blogger chanie, at 3/8/09, 7:58 PM  

  • I'm glad that you didn't fully delete yourself. I'll pop by from time to time to see if you've come back. I shall miss you.

    By Blogger redsneakz, at 3/19/09, 10:54 AM  

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