This was asked of me by one of my sons. I don't know how the topic entered our conversation but the answer was simple. "Yes," I said, "and I don't post anything to it."
For anyone who stops by and wonders why there are no updates, here is my excuse. I do not have a moment to myself outside of paycheck-based work hours. Not one. I have two students and a pre-school person in the house, and their education, and entertainment, is supplemented by all things Internet. The computer I use for blogging is most frequently on Khan Academy, YouTube, and yes, Netflix, as well as other content-rich education sites that I wish were available when I was a child. My de facto educators and babysitters in the absence of professionals from either category.
As for my brilliant thoughts? They are rarely completed and often interrupted by the word Mom followed by a request, a question, a need - and I address all of them. And in a very limited capacity, I volunteer my time to the organizations that benefit my children in an effort to better understand an/or help these people I willingly brought to earth.
But another problem I've had with blogging is my inability to maintain a consistent online presence or message. At one point, I declared on this blog my devotion to YA lit. Since that blog post, I've lost interest the genre. I also promised to review a book written by an author I communicated with via another social media platform. That plan fell through shortly after I started reading it. Remember, I want to keep things POSITIVE. I think I posted recipes at one point, but I don't cook or bake anything special on a regular basis, and I kind of get disappointed when other blogs posts I read by other bloggers go off topic and focus on food or recipes. Hey, a discovery - I am not, and never will be, a FOOD BLOGGER.
Oh, I still read blogs, and they seem to go one of two ways - they become semi-successful or completely dormant. The ones that hold on manage to gather some sort of following, and a small group of these bloggers go on to publish books or experience greater adventures. The others just end - often without a goodbye. Those are the worst.
I'm not quite sure what constitutes success as a blogger, but at least I have a formula for how to avoid being the worst!
The posts may not be as frequent as I want them to be, but they will appear from time-to-time.
See, you can have a very full life, but don't expect to also maintain a blog at the same time.