A blog is a very personal thing. Bloggers have many reasons for doing what they do. Some use blogging as a tool to express their feelings and opinions, some like to share their interests with other like-minded bloggers, some like to use it to record their personal observations, hobbies or achievements.
Occasionally a blog post may, quite inadvertently and unintentionally, cause upset to other people. This has unfortunately happened to me recently and is the reason that I have removed the content of this post. I have kept the post itself in order to preserve the kind comments that a number of people have taken the trouble to leave.
In the past I have really enjoyed the many aspects of maintaining a blog. It has opened up for me the chance to view the things that go on in my life in quite a different way. It has given me motivation and inspiration. It had opened up new virtual friendships and has revealed a wealth of new ideas and handiwork that are exchanged and shared daily by so many bloggers who are much more talented than myself. It has given me a chance to share my own ideas and patterns with others, who have always been very complimentary about my efforts.
I don't want to close down this blog, although I have been considering this for a few days. But I know I would miss it greatly if I did that. It is a pity that something that I did with the best of intentions and in all innocence has caused a surprising amount bad feeling and that has made me sad.
My hope is that things will return to normal soon.