Thursday, May 15, 2008

Phoenix Rising

It's amazing how many e-mails you get when you shut down your blog for just a few days.

(Of course, those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed have no clue that the blog was down these past few days. You probably just thought I was lazy.)

Thank you to everyone who sent me "Are you alive?" and "May I be invited to your private blog?" messages. Both types of messages were appreciated, the former for the genuine concern and the latter for a little affirmation that people enjoy this blog. I was seriously floored by the number of people who came out of the woodwork.

To those of you wondering about my well-being, yes, I am alive!

To those of you wondering if you can join the private blog, there is no private blog right now -- the page you reached previously is the page shown when an author decides to grant reading permission to only herself. In other words, I simply stopped blogging for awhile.

I guess four days is an eternity to loyal readers.

This blog will remain open and will continue to house posts about food, travel, and entertainment. I look forward to continuing to share my pictures and narrative on these topics.

I will be creating another more personal blog soon for just family and friends, including everybody on my blogroll. When this site is launched, I will automatically send you an invitation. If you are a real-life friend who lurks (i.e., you read religiously but never comment) and you would like an invitation, call me.

And, yes, folks, if you don't know my phone number, that rules you out. I have to draw the line somewhere.

New entries on the private blog will be linked on this blog, so that those of you who use Google Reader or some other method of RSS feed subscription can continue to rely on your reader to inform you of updates.

Again, thanks for all the e-mails.

I'm back.

41 comments:

  1. boo yeah! got added to your blogroll JUST in time!!! can't wait for the invite to the new blog!

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  2. The world is right again! (I know I'm being OA)

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  3. Phew! The blog-crack is back! Sorry for the freak out sesh.

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  4. While I won't be in the know on your personal blog, I'm cool with it. I'll be honest with with you WM, I'm here for the food. What was I going to do without your food write ups? I tried Tranquility Base and you were so right. I could not imagine paying full price for the food...but at least my beer was good.

    Glad to see (read) you back!

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  5. This post just made my day. You were missed! :)

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  6. This bad friend didn't even know you were gone from the blogworld. And yes, I did think you were lazy :-P

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  7. glad to see you're back! The blogosphere just wasn't the same ;)

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  8. I'm with Winnie. I love my RSS feed but I feel bad for not noticing. I'm glad you came back from your little break, we could all use them from time to time. Thanks for making my weekend!!

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  9. Yay! I'm glad everything is back to normal.

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  10. I'm a lurker...I always look forward to your blog. Thanks for coming back. Glad everything is OK.

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  11. SO glad I have "WeeMo" programmed in my phone. Although also a little embarrassed that that is actually what I have programmed.....

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  12. so good to see you're OK! i've missed hearing about your adventures!

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  13. Glad everything is okay and that you are back to blogging! The day just didn't seem right without reading miscellaneous monkey musings. :) And thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

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  14. If you didn't feel like blogging, that is your prerogative. Shocking, but still, your right, I suppose!

    I was just surprisingly concerned for your welfare as not seeing or hearing anything from you for several days has probably never happened in the 2ish years I've "known" you. Welcome back to the world of the living. :)

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  15. I enjoy your blog, glad to see you are back! :)

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  16. Glad to see you are back! Woot!

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  17. I have so much more I want to say, but I'll leave it at I am SO GLAD you're back. We missed you!

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  18. Monkey's back...back again. Monkey's back...tell a friend! ;)

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  19. What the hell is a blogroll? Sounds like some sort of sushi.

    So glad you are back in action. I thought you broke both wrists or something.

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  20. Hallelujah. All is right with the world again.

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  21. I am totally with you on the privacy thing - glad to hear I'll still get to read about your restaurant recs! :)

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  22. phew.. (stopped holding my breath)

    :)

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  23. Glad you are back! I really enjoy your blog!

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  24. I'm a lurker. Glad you are back! I will miss your personal blog but your food blog will suffice. :) Perhaps someday we will cross paths and you will add me to your blogroll.

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  25. I'm about two weeks too late but, glad you're back! I really enjoy all your food posts! :]

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