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2009: The Year of Blogging Intermittently.


I don’t know what happened in 2009; I pretty much ran out of blogging steam. For one thing I started writing full-blown essays at both the New and Full Moons – and then decided it would be a good idea to offer them as podcasts. I also developed a Facebook addiction and started a Big Sky Astrology page over there. My tendencies toward weighty philosophical pondering and stream-of-consciousness smartassedness thus fulfilled, the Astroblog lost some of its dewy luster. It seems I can come up with 1000 words on a topic or about 100, but the middle-ish length blog post – not as formal as an essay, but a little more demanding than a Facebook status update – is something that seems both daunting and not worth the bother most days.

And my 2009 archives bear this out… only 24 posts that are *not* just blurbs for my New of Full Moon essays! Yikes. Still, there were a few moments I didn’t mind revisiting. For one thing, at the beginning of the year I resisted the urge to lose my mind with schoolgirl ravings upon the inauguration of our new president. This restraint has held me in good stead in recent months when my disappointment in this administration has been running high. I got Lost. I gleaned new insights about the uneasy relationship between Pisces and Virgo.  I got good and mad (more than once, but they didn’t all get documented. More restraint!) I was startled and dismayed to note my burgeoning resemblance to James Gandolfini. I fell in love all over again with a musical idol from my youth. I dreamed of hitting the open road in a Cancerian Airstream shellMy fridge broke down and I went to a funeral. And I bid a not-so-fond farewell to Saturn in Virgo by remembering an even harsher boss I once had.

In 2010 I’ll be launching into my project about women and Mars, and I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll do. For the forseeable future, though, you can count on seeing me toiling away at the New and Full Moons, and maybe we can catch up with each other on Facebook.

Love ya. Mean it.

What were the highlights of your 2009?

8 comments to " 2009: The Year of Blogging Intermittently. "

  • Love you, too, April.

    Go April! Go Mars!

  • In 2009 I reconciled myself to spending $1100 a month on a tiny granny flat and moved to North Park. After making the rounds of 5 lawyers until my Dad found one he could live with, we finally created a Living Trust. I wrote a 60-page report on Astro Feng Shui and have sold 60 of them so far. My article on that topic became the cover story of The Mountain Astrologer in August. I took an EFT training and did a great deal of tapping that came to naught. After saying Yes one more time, I finally said No to my irresistible Latin lover. My cat Bessie died of a brain tumor. I feng shui’d someone’s house who hadn’t been in a relationship in years, and suddenly she became engaged!I led several profound rituals for my small goddess group. I became more patient with my dying–but eternally irascible–father. I learned to live without tactile affection. I lost my bread-and-butter job. I visited southern New Mexico in 100-degree weather. I continued to salsa dance. I spent New Years sick with a cold, but hopeful about 2010.

  • That was quite a year, Simone! Take care of that cold – here’s to more of the good stuff and less of the hard stuff in 2010.

  • pdw

    Hi, April, I am a fan who drops by from time to time to enjoy your writing. I don’t do podcasts or Facebook yet so thanks for plugging away here.

    Hmm, assessing focus and goals in communication… Sounds like you are giving the New Year and Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn their introspective due. Hey, could there be a ‘dream’ reflected in the accounting: What if you did take a Cancerian Airstream shell – your astrology! – out on the open road of communication last year?

    Best ahead with 2010 & your writing

  • My 2009 was pretty much devoted to building Sasstrology. I lost my last full-time freelance gig in March, and have somehow survived the year thanks to blog ads and partnerships, my VISA, and family. I hope 2010 I can become more self-sufficient, because debt S-U-C-K-S.

    April, you are most awesome whether you’re writing one sentence or 1000 words.

  • PDW – thanks for hanging around through the informationally lean times. 🙂

    Maria – love you back, baby!

    Jeff – You’re the sweetest. And yeah, debt sucks all right. Your site rocks and you deserve to be filthy rich. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you in 2010.

  • Hey- just catching up! Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to the Women and Mars research results! Don’t fret about the blog- facebook addiction subsides and then it’s back to real writing I think. Best wishes for the new year…. I’m sure hoping it’s a better one for me. Perhaps there’s something about even years?

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