Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's Final

Some of you might have noticed that this blog of mine had been locked for the past few weeks. Thanks to all of you who have sent me comments and emails to check if I’m alright. The truth is, I put my blog on hold to stop and think about the fate of this blog.

Since a few months back, my work has been zapping my energy throughout each working week. The current projects are underway, but my boss keeps having new ideas. So the workload piles up, but the manpower remains the same, and I end up working for 10 hours on some days. As a result, I hardly have time to even visit some of my favourite blogs, not to bake mention bake during the weekdays. When the weekends come around, all I want to do is to catch up on some rest. Even when I do bake, I have absolutely no mood to fuss around with what ‘setting', ‘backgound’, ‘lighting’, ‘utensils’ etc etc to use to take pictures. All I want to do is to cut and eat whatever came out of the oven.

What has happened? To be honest, I guess I have lost my enthusiasm for blogging. I don’t know about others, but taking and then editing pictures, followed by research on the post, and finally till the actual write-up, takes up a substantial amount of my time, something which I don’t have a lot of nowadays. I am rather particular about my pictures, but my photographs still turn out lousy each time. Even after two years, I still suck at them. That’s another disappointment for me.

After writing so much, it's time for the conclusion - I am putting this blog on hiatus indefinitely. I don’t think I will return to blogging anytime soon. But there’s no saying that I won’t, maybe when the blogging ‘bug’ bites again, you’ll see me around again. Before I say goodbye, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you – my readers, who has been visiting this blog for the past two years. I truly appreciate your constant encouragement and support. I will leave the blog open, in case anyone is interested in any of the recipes I have posted. Once again, thank you and take care!

15 comments:

Ning's Mummy said...

Take care, and be back soon.

Cheers!

rokh said...

goodbye and all the best. i'll miss you definitely.

Happy Homebaker said...

I agreed that blogging really takes up quite a bit of time. I think your photos are great. I do Hope u will come back on and off. Take care :)

Anh said...

Angie, life beyond blogging is so much more important. I hope your work will be less stressful, and you will be able to relax and always enjoy what you are doing...

The truth is this news saddens me. But my dear friend, please take care... Hopefully one day I can "meet" you again...

Nabeela said...

Nooooooo! Don't leave us! I LOVE your blog and I love the recipes you post.
I was a lurker on your blog for a long time but this post brought me out of the hiding.

cupcake fantasies said...

I am sad to see this but I respect your decision.

You know where to find me if you game for a cup of ice coffee. *wink*

Chawanmushi said...

Hi Angie
All the best to you Angie and please take care of yourself too.
Thanks for keeping the blog open
:-)

Baking Fiend said...

Hi Angie,

So sorry to hear abt this. I'll definately miss yr posts!

Meanwhile, take care and I hope to see you catch the blogging bug soon. :)

Anne said...

I can definitely understand where you're coming from... and yes it's true that maintaining a blog entails a lot of work. I respect and understand your decision but I will definitely miss your entries:(

Good Luck and all the best to you!

Gattina said...

I really don't want to say good-bye my pal *cry cry cry* You are such a talented baker, we are certainly missing someone special in the blogsphere!!!
And I got your e-mail, thanks with hug! Sorry I'm lacking of my prompt reply to you and to everyone, still tuning to a right balance between home, new language, new food and blogging. But plllllllleeeeeeeease, write to me whenever you feel like *hug hug*

Sammy said...

Hello angie, YD or yummie dummies here if u remember :)

Anyways, just wanna say, if you need a break, take it.

3 months ago I felt the need to blog left me and I made the difficult (but right) decision to stop and concentrate on other things and it was worth it. Now the bug has bitten again and I blog just for fun sometimes.

Do what your heart tells u to, there's no point writing if your heart's not there

Sam

Tartelette said...

You need to take care of your life, yourself and your family first and foremost, but know that I will miss you too! Your pictures are great, what are you talking about ? :) They are the reasons I stopped by here months ago and I love browsing your archives. Thanks for leaving the door open Angie!

Ellena said...

Hi Angies,

Please take good care of yourself and your health. It's a pity that u stop blogging cos i love all your posts and etc. And as a fulltime working mum, i knew what you facing about on your blog. Cos the amount of time use is not premit. But then i am sure very soon you will return with more ideas and etc.......

Rene said...

Hi Angie,

Take care and know that your posts have always been a delight to read and pictures that are good enough to make me drool. Hope you will make a comeback.

sherlyn said...

Its kind of late for me .. but a pity I just chance upon your blog. Love your simple recipes and would like to try them, so I hope you will give your permission for me to do so.

In meantime, rest well and do come back on and off.

cheers
sherlyn