Look who remembered how to blog…

Melissa Stagnaro

Okay, so I know it’s been a long time since I’ve tapped away at my little key board just for the pleasure of penning a blog for the enjoyment of our readers. Trust me, I’ve missed it as much as you have. Maybe even more.

Since I started at The Evening Sun three looooooong years ago, blogging has been one of the greatest highlights of my week. But of late, I’ve struggled to find time to put finger tips to keys. It isn’t laziness, I assure you. Or a lack of things to write about. No, it’s just that my new beat is eating me alive.

Don’t get me wrong! I love the challenge of it. Between my newly assumed coverage of the police/fire/court beat, plus the seven townships, four school districts and other bits and pieces I continue to cover, well, let’s just say there is never a dull moment. Especially since Jeff’s been doing his best to put me in an early grave by taking Friday’s off through the summer.

Oh, how I miss those care-free days, when Fridays were my favorite day of the week. Now they’re fraught with tension as Pat and I pull extra duty putting the finishing touches on the day’s edition in Jeff’s absence. But that too is exciting, and a nice change from school board meetings and the like, so I’m not really complaining.

I’m still in the “learning curve” phase with it all, but I’d like to think I’m getting the hang of it. And at some point, I hope that I’ll be able to find a little more balance. So I can find time to blog. And maybe, just maybe, have a social life again.

Although that last bit is probably too much to ask. I’ll setting for time to work on my summer to-do list. On which, regrettably, I have yet to make much of a dent.

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