Sometimes inspiration flags, sometimes life gets in the way of writing. Blogs go into a state of suspended animation.
Here are a dozen opening lines to be avoided when returning after a hiatus.
I’ve been away.
Did you miss me?
It’s been ages since I’ve sat down at the keyboard.
Such a very busy time…
Naturally no-one else in the entire blogging world is busy.
So much has happened, I don’t know where to start.
Come back when you’ve worked it out.
Thank you to all my loyal readers who’ve waited patiently.
I promised to post regularly and I haven’t.
Self-abasement is charming.
I feel terrible about not posting these last six weeks/months/decades.
I’m so grateful for the support of my readers.
Such authenticity. Anyway, they’re not yours.
I’ve missed you all.
But mostly I’ve missed having my ego stroked.
Most sincere apologies for the silence.
Enough breast-beating, already. Who’s actually upset?
It is so good to be back!
Translation: I’m shit-scared no-one will even remember my blog.
Above all, only publish when you actually have something worthwhile to offer.
Now, what was I going to write about…