I have never been so thankful that I’m a technological idiot.
When I announced at the beginning of this year that I was shutting down my blog here at OS, I spent about an hour or so trying to figure out how to actually physically close and un-register from OS. And I couldn’t. There was no button to click to say ‘Deactivate My Account.’ So I just left it to languish in the sea of dead blogs.
At one point I logged on only to see that OS was no longer accepting new registrations. “Hmm,” I thought. “Maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing that I have no technological knowledge,” for there has always been the idea in the back of my mind, the desire in my brain, the itch of my fingers to return to writing blogs here.
When I read Cranky’s post “Suicide isn’t Painless” on Salon.com I had to tell him how impressed I was and how much I could relate. I am a regular reader of Salon and I always feel pangs of regret when I recognize the names listed in the column of noteworthy posts from Open.Salon. I e-mailed Cranky and in his response he told me that he had written several posts on depression, so I went back and read them.
And I realized how much I missed Open.Salon. The sense of community for writers that doesn’t exist anywhere else on the web, the freedom to post on anything that comes to mind, the honest and constructive feedback. I could go on.
So I am happy to be back. Hopefully I can put my gift of insomnia to good use.
I look forward to rekindling old friendships and making new ones.
It's good to be back.