Valentine’s Day seemed to me an appropriate day to return to blogging.
Hello, dear readers. (Perhaps that should be reader, singular. I’m actually not sure how many of you are still here.)
Yes, it’s been a while.
No, I’m not married.
I stopped blogging 18 months ago because it seemed to be an admission of failure. How was I still, (still!) writing a dating blog? The process of documenting my dates – good, bad and ugly – became a bit of a chore because it was a reminder my ‘fairytale’ (whatever that means these days) hadn’t happened yet.
Even as I write that, I cringe at how pathetic it sounds. But, it’s the truth. And I’ve been nothing if not truthful on these here pages (who could forget Things I’ve Learned So You Don’t Have To).
And then I decided to write a book. So I told myself it would be better to spend what spare time I had focusing on that rather than this.
And there were dates and people I was seeing for a while and surprising love affairs with, say, chain-smoking, weed-addicted genius bogans (true story) and a psychic who told me I was going to marry a doctor in Brisbane (so far, that prediction hasn’t materialised). And I used to think ‘that would probably make a good blog’ but I couldn’t put finger to keyboard.
In the process of writing the aforementioned book, however, I found myself looking back over the A Thousand Dates archives to get inspiration on characters and storylines. And I started to think about more blog topics that would be fun to write about. And I started to miss my little blog. And so… here I am.
I’m not going to lie to you: I am sincerely expecting that, now I’ve restarted this thing, Prince Charming is going to put down his bong and ask me to marry him.
Joking. Daily pot smoking is definitely on the deal-breaker list now (weirdly, smoking isn’t). But you get my drift.
Still, there’s plenty of content from the last 18 months to write about even when I am hooked up.
So, yeah. That’s it. All that’s left is to ask you a question: will you go out with me again and keep reading?
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