Everything else with how my blog turned out to be and all the fruits it bore—the readers, the praise, the ranking, the sponsors, the freebies—they were just all icing on the cake (but great, sweet-tasting icing nonetheless). To be honest, it got to be more than a little overwhelming. I had to turn down not just a few invites and events, I neglected to write about some products and services that I have received, I failed to answer a lot of emails about blog partnerships.
And here I must give my heartfelt apology. My explanation: the milestones and daily life reasons which I have already mentioned above. Writing about food or clothes or raving about a salon service could really not be a life priority when I had to drive around and accompany a beloved family member through different hospitals and doctors sometimes in a span of one day. Writing a new travel guide was not really something I looked forward to in the midst of the early stages of my breakup, when I only had to view my blogs to be deluged with photos and memories of the past which, at the time, I tried very hard to put behind me (the question of whether those posts and photos will remain is something which I do not want nor need to deal with at this point. But I really hope to find a balance between being fair and moving on). And blogging about my trips to Korea and Southeast Asia and local destinations had to be put on hold because I had to go on trips to the US and Europe for work.