Posted by: Cindy Lamb Sterling | June 28, 2011

Dear Readers,

Dear Readers,

I owe you a letter.  Or three . . .

1) Thank-You Note:

Your support and interest and encouragement in my first three weeks of blogging have been a gift!  Thank you, every one of you, for the comments, emails, subscriptions and advice.  

I love writing again and I’m so glad to have found a new home.  Getting to know the place, but the neighborhood is really nice.  

With appreciation, Cindy

2) Letter of Apology:

From what I’ve learned in 3 weeks, a GOOD blogger is a CONSISTENT blogger.   I can see now that twice a week would be a solid, do-able goal.  Ambitious, perhaps, but reasonable.

 And yet?  I’ve come to this “lightbulb moment” on the tenth day since my last post!   Oops.  

Alright, maybe once a week is a solid, do-able goal, etc.  I plan to be more faithful and consistent.   There are a LOT of great blogs to read and I don’t want to waste your time.   I am truly sorry and appreciate your patience.

Cindy Lamb Sterling

3) Blank Card: (insert your own image here – some choices?  Birds are BIG now.  Anything with brown in the design . . . brown and pink, brown and robin’s egg blue, brown and lemongrass . . .) Open the card and read my adorably illegible scrawl:

       Be my friend, okay?  I started blogging and didn’t take into account how much time would be involved and well, I had this trip to California planned months before I got the urge to blog so that threw me way off (though I have a great draft I started on the plane, it’s still not ready to post . . .) and well, now I’m having surgery in the morning (no, it’s not THAT serious, but I do get to spend a few nights in the hospital . . . wait, maybe it IS serious!?!?) and well, anyway, I’m more nervous and scattered than I thought I’d be and I don’t have a decent post ready!?!   Forgive me???   You’re the best! Love ya, mean it!  

xoxo Cin

P.S. to all of the above:   I have a sneaking suspicion that a new blogger is only allowed ONE of these lazy self-indulgent last-minute posts in a lifetime.   Fair enough.  And though it’s entirely too early to cash in on that deal?  I’m going for it.   Heck, the surgeon might be having an off-day and it’s Nurse!  Code Blue!?  Then I’ll become “the blogger with so much unrealized potential who left us all too soon . . .”

Or not?

Aloha, HulaGirl65


  1. So?? How’s the knee? climbing stairs yet? or just hobbling to the bathroom? Hope you’re doing well, and although I’m looking forward to your next bloggie thing, I will totally understand if it doesn’t show up for a while.
    I do think that a blog post written post-surgery, under the influence of “the good drugs”, might have been pretty entertaining!!

  2. You’re entiled to a break from blogging…regardless of the reason….it is summer after all! In all seriousness, never apologize for putting your family and yourself first. Looking forward to the next blog and wishing you a speedy recovery!

  3. Um yeah…I won’t tell you how long it’s been since I blogged. Hope surgery went swimmingly and you are your chipper self once again. Love you Auntie Cindy!

  4. Cindy, we are friends! And friends don’t make other friends feel bad about taking vacations. And definitely not about a surgery!
    Blogging can be very overwhelming at times. Specially when you have a following that expects you to deliver. I know the feeling about not having a post ready. I have a bunch of incomplete posts in my hard drive already. But a good writer need not be consistent. Consistently good, is what we should aim for. A friend of mine writes only once or twice a month, and produces polished diamonds for blog posts.
    So remember why you started the blog in the first place. Don’t let the pressure get to you.
    All the best for the surgery. Hope all goes well. Take care

  5. cindy… your surgery is for writer’s block, right?… wishing you a speedy recovery. Danny

  6. Looking forward to your next post, whenever it is. I will be thinking about you today. Good Luck with your surgery.

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