Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'm Back, Baby!

Oh wow. What a start to the new year I've had! 

I was without a computer and offline for 12 whole days. That's almost two weeks. I kept up with twitter and instagram, but outside of that - not much. Not much at all.

It took me a really long time, but I'm officially back! I have tons of stuff to catch up on. I've got a couple of blog posts that are behind, so it's going to take a lot of work to get back on track. I'm up for the challenge. I'm ready to tackle it all.

Some news on what's to come real soon:

* I'll be starting my return to the blogosphere with the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop in just less than two hours. I was so bummed to be missing out on the first one of the new year, but I get to catch up this week and see the popular picks from last week, so it's all good.

* I will be announcing a complete Winner's Circle very soon. More than four giveaways ended while I was "temporarily out of service" here on the blog. So, I'd like to try to catch up real quick and announce them all in one shot. Stay tuned for that and see if you're one of the lucky winners!

* A pretty awesome product review that I was working on before my computer crashed will be up by the end of this week. I just have to take new pictures, because the old ones were deleted with my computer clean up.

* Brand NEW giveaways are just waiting to be published, and you're gonna like them!

Tweeted the above right before I was just about to give up on the big fix.
I thought it was just a dream that I could be able to fix the computer problem on my own.
I'm glad I didn't give up, no matter how frustrating it was.

It was nice to unplug for a little bit, but it wasn't so nice that the unplug was completely unwanted. It was entirely frustrating trying to fix the computer by myself. But I did it. It took me almost two weeks, but I did it. I #fixeditmyself (and yes, I totally used that hashtag on twitter!).

I know it's going to be challenging trying to catch up with everything (especially since I'm almost two weeks behind schedule with it all). I've got the blog work, the shop work, the taxes, oh my! I hope you'll all have a little patience with me as I get things back to normal. 

I really missed blogging. I missed the daily ins and outs of visiting other blogs, surfing the net in general, checking email and other social media. You know, they say that you can do most everything from your mobile phone, but really - it's just not the same. It's not. I couldn't even keep up with email completely, because I would start to get a headache from using the phone too much. I've come to the conclusion that I need to invest in a tablet or laptop as a backup. Some day soon. Maybe. If it's a possibility.

Anyway, I'm just glad to be back. It's pretty funny how soothing the sound of the keyboard can be after you haven't heard it in so long!

Tell me, what have you been up to lately??? How is the start of your new year going?

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Powers Of Love said...

Yay, glad to see you back. I know how much being without the computer can suck.

I've blogged a couple times, I know your in shock. LOL! Also, having a closeout sale in the Powers Of Love Etsy shop. Just added a 75% OFF coupon code last night. Hoping to sell the remaining inventory!

Glad everything is up and running for you again my friend!

Debbi Huntington said...

I've been a bit MIA myself lately. sharing a computer with a homeschooled teenager is a real challenge. but my wonderful hubby got me a new laptop for Christmas, so I'm back too....lol

Elephant's Child said...

Welcome back. It is amazing how dependent we get on our computers (and the blogosphere) isn't it?

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Yay, you're back! :)

Memories for Life said...

Welcome back! I hope your computer troubles are all behind you.
I've been away as well and finally posted my first post on Monday! Hoping to be back to a regular blogging schedule soon.
Yikes, you mentioned taxes! Not looking forward to those!

Louida Martin said...

Yay! Welcome back!

Mike and Shan said...

Welcome back! I am excited for the new year too! This time of year is always perfect for working on goals!