our Uncity life.... revisited

There came a day when I said to myself, whatever happened to that blog of mine?

Why did I stop writing several months ago?

And so I analyzed the possible reasons why I slowly quit posting to my blog.... did I feel it was redundant to blog when I was posting status updates on Facebook, or sending out tweets to the Twitter-universe? (maybe)

Did I run out of things to blog about?  Did I think my blog was boring everyone?  (could be)

Or, if I really, really examined my feelings about blogging, was it perhaps that I was tired of putting so much of myself out there on the worldwide web?! (yes!)

I think THAT is probably the biggest reason why I stopped blogging.  I wanted to be more private.

And yet, lately I find myself missing my blog.  My old friend.

Six years of blogging shouldn't be given up so easily, right?

Started in 2008, right before I moved from Ohio to Kansas, and first titled City Gal Moves to Oz Land, this blog has seen several design changes and topic changes along the way.

Maybe it's time to get back to the basics, to the root of what my blog was when I started it.

The excitement of starting a new life in Kansas.

And the photographs of everything beautiful in Kansas.

And so I'm going to try to revive my blog.

We'll see how it goes.  :-)


  1. Susan's back--yahoo!!! I always enjoyed my stops here to see what was going on through your photographs. Looking forward to more of your creativity.

  2. You know, I've always been, and always will be your fan :-)


  3. Susan, I've thought about what ever happened to your great blog posts often over the last few months. We all need a sabbatical from media on occasion. I too have slacked off from blogging but it's because of the busy summer. Family health reasons have taken up time for doctor appointments and procedures. Maintenance on a old geezer like me escalates as I age.

    All is well and life is good here in Nebraska .... well .... except for gardening. It started with old Jack Frost killing my plants. After a replanting along came 100 MPH winds and hail which is a deadly combination. Then after the third replanting, my wonderful neighbor's lawn service decided to spray weeds on a windy day and my tomatoes got a good whiff of weed spray. They didn't die but have been sickly ever since then. So this year has been a year of rest for most of the garden as raised beds, fences, and irrigation development gets the focus. There's always something to do in a garden even if it's not growing vegetables.

    It's good to see you back. I often think of you when I'm driving down the turnpike in Kansas. I'll be making another trip to Oklahoma City to pick up my grandson from his Dad in August. Yup, he still lives with me as well as his Mom. I think they are pretty much here to stay. I put down one of your resident deer last time I came through so hopefully this time won't be so eventful.

    Have a great day in Kansas.

  4. Yes, yes you should. Even if you only post once in a while. It is a good connection - to be connected. To have a world beyond our every day orb. I find it much more satisfying than a Facebook post. That is much too easy. But to write a blog post, I stretch myself much further. Post when you can.

  5. I was attempting to update my blog that I have not posted on since early 2012 and decided to check out other blogs as I miss blogging. I took time away to take photos and be on a very time consuming site that I love. It meant giving up my blog and a shared blog with a friend of mine. I happened upon your blog and saw that you have been away from yours. Had to stop and comment as time does fly by. Now to figure so much out as so much has changed. I hope you enjoy being back to blogging and I hope to find a way to put music back on my blog. This silence is deafening after having been used to that. Noted your blog and will come back.

  6. Hmm. Guess it didn't revive, huh?! I think I'm missing my joie de vivre for my blog. :-(

    1. I guess not. But the question is .... will it be revived? Missing your witty humor.

  7. So. I think it's apparent that I just don't miss blogging. LOL

  8. Just checking in with you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  9. Kansas is a really beautiful state. Sometimes it's ok just to take a break from blogging. Thanks for sharing the update. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
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