A Great Honor As A Blogger

Hello? Is anyone still here?

In case anyone was worried, I’m still alive.

I’m going through a lot of personal stuff and junk right now.

In the midst of Life bitch slapping me like a used up hooker who comes up short on cash, I seem to have neglected my blog. Worse than that, I have neglected my loyal readers.

Once again, I seem to be missing the Muse.

It wasn’t until today that I realized how appreciated my blog posts are.

I received an email from one of my readers, a fellow blogger whose posts I have always enjoyed as well.

I really hope that she doesn’t mind me posting what she wrote, but her email meant a lot to me. I am quite honored to be told that my posts are appreciated and that I have been missed.

Here is what she wrote:

Hi Dan,

I started following Missing the Muse in June because your words really resonated with me. Pieces of your story and some of your feelings seemed to resemble mine in a few key ways, so it was cool to read someone else’s take on such personal experiences. Also, you are simply a beautiful writer with what seems like a great sense of humor and an ability for deep, meaningful introspection. Since those are all things that I admire, I was looking forward to reading more from you. But, there hasn’t been a new post since Father’s Day.

If life has just gotten in the way and you’re not writing, then I totally understand how that can happen and it’s not my intention to put any pressure on you at all. But, I just wanted to check in to say that I’ve missed your posts. If you’re writing somewhere else, I would love to follow you there, if that would be okay.

Hope you are alright and that everything is going well for you.

Take care,

CC, thank you so much for the kind words. I am sorry for posting your email without asking you first, but it really touched me. Just ask, and I’ll take it down if you’d like.

Indeed, life had gotten in the way. I have been working on some writing projects. Besides that, the writing that I’ve been doing has been personal, introspective, and self-reflective. In a way, I’ve been journaling privately as part of therapy. It has allowed me to get out a lot of the emotions that have been building up inside of me. Kind of like how writing poetry has done for me. Except this form of writing isn’t creative. It is an uncensored collection of everything that is currently going on in my life.

Honored blogger
Being told that my writing has touched someone else is one of the greatest honors that I could ever receive.

To all of my readers, I am sorry for any inspiration or entertainment that you may have missed out on due to my absence.

Honestly, I’m still trying to figure out what the point of this blog is supposed to be.

Please let me know what you enjoy the most about this blog, and what you would be most interested in reading. Is it my poetry, stories, rants, random stuff, or something else? What would you to see more of on my blog?

CC, thank you for giving me a kick in the ass when I needed one.

CC is an excellent poet, and I highly recommend checking out her blog, consciouscacophony.


  1. Glad you’re back. I don’t know what the point of mine is, really, never mind anybody else’s. But if you like writing, keep going. And you’re a good writer, so it would be a waste not to.


  2. If I’d known that giving you a kick in the ass would be so immediately effective, then I would have done it ages ago 😉 But, seriously…..nice to see you back, Dan!


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