It’s been nearly a year since I’ve blogged. Here’s why.


Hello?

Is anyone still out there?

Do I still have any readers left?

Well, if all my readers and followers have dropped away, I cannot blame them.

Why would anyone follow a blogger who, well, has not posted in nearly a year and her last post, written the day after the Parkland Shooting, was, well, so dreadfully dark?

If you are still out there, dear faithful readers, it’s been quite the year in my household.

And for me.

My paid writng gigs have landed me lots of great stories.

I wrote about Detroit’s March for Our Lives.

I’ve been writing about, and continue to write about, unfortunately, anti-Semitism.

But that was not the biggest thing that happened.

Not even having ACL reconstruction surgery was the biggest thing that happened.

Here is a photo of me sunning myself, full metal brace and all, in July.

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Yay that was fun.

But if I wrote about the biggest thing that happened to me in 2018, it would seep out of the confines of a humble blog post and become..

I don’t know…

A novel?

A cautionary tale?

So, readers, I’m asking you, and if I change the names to protect the innocent…

Would you want to hear how I tried to save a life this year?

A life that was so previously broken that by the time I got to it there was little I could do?

Even though I spent the better part of 2018 making it better?

Even though I think I may have done more harm than good, for he and I both, now looking back?

Dare I write something so personal, and something that does not yet have an ending because right now it is not very happy and I so want it in my bones a happy ending?

I see it has been so long since I’ve posted that even privacy and sharing settings have changed and I cannot share this on Facebook.

That may be a good thing.

So that means that only YOU, my true followers, my subscribers, can read this.

So, tell me if you are intersested, and I will start sharing this story.

And thanks. And I hope you’ve missed me.

I’ve missed writing in my own voice.

I think it’s time I returned to it.

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About stacylynngittleman

I have been a public relations professional and reporter -- and always thought I would live in the New York Metro area - before my husband took a job in Rochester, New York. Most in Metro New York can't find Rochester on a map,and neither could I before we moved. I am now a columnist and a freelance writer for Rochester's only daily newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle. I also am passionate about gardening, fitness and most of all, Jewish education and Israel Advocacy. Here's my perspective on Western New York living - the good, the bad, and the snowy.

5 responses to “It’s been nearly a year since I’ve blogged. Here’s why.”

  1. Christie Sunderrajan says :

    Stacy, I’ve been watching and waiting. I enjoy your blog, whenever you get an opportunity to write. Chrsitie

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  2. stacylynngittleman says :

    Thank you so much, Christie. What I want to write about will take lots of courage and I need all the encouragement I can get.

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