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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can't walk away...

...can't quit...

Last night I had made a decision to close down this blog. But the truth is, I just can't. It's too important to me for reasons
I know all of you understand. I'm sorry about the drama.
Come what may, I'm here to stay.

If I'm Dooced, oh well. I've been unemployed before.

Thank you for reading.

(Photo by Parpadeo.)



Blogger marthalena said...

Oh, thank God. I came back here looking for an update, for anything.

We love you, you know.

(But I still think you should write a book.)

April 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger English Muse said...

thank you lovely marthalena.
you made my night!

April 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Kelly Kilmer said...

I hope that things are okay!!

You have made our day by posting! *Thank you*!

April 14, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger memoffitt said...

I'm really glad you've decided to keep the blog. I've only recently (since January) been reading and I can honestly say that your posts give me a little boost every day. Thank you for sharing! It is appreciated

April 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Heartbeatoz said...

Take it easy and Blog when you want to your Followers are an understanding Bunch :)

April 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I secretly hoped you'd change your mind...I didn't delete your blog link from my "blog love" aka daily reads page...just hoping...
Breaks as needed are good. Your blog friends get that. Your happiness and well being are what really matters.
Glad you've decided to stick around. Blogging isn't everything, but it's a good thing.

April 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger English Muse said...

Thank you so much...i'm so glad you didn't delete me from your blog roll!

April 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Lori Andrews said...

thank goodness! the world needs your blog. it's soft and beautiful, polite and inviting. :)

April 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Excellent! We're happy to keep you!!!

April 14, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Kristin H said...

Gotta stay girl!!!! Don't let the bug bites get you!!

April 14, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...


April 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger DENISE. said...

Oh, thank God! I was devastated when I read the last posting. If you can share what happened, we want to know so we can support you. But nevertheless, so glad you are back!!! You are such an important part of all of our days :)

April 14, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

well, thank goodness for that! I did quit just recently myself but I still wonder around and comment. I know what you went through went you cut loose from the blog (be it for only a moment). I miss it dearly. Anyway, good that you're back just don't put too many expectations on yourself. It's a lovely blog.

April 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Lovingly Simple .... said...

Yay!!!! LOVE your blog. Glad it's back!

April 14, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger {lauryl} said...

I was SO SAD. And hurt. That you would leave us all out here hanging, with no explanation. I know that's silly. You don't know me... but... I'm glad you are back. ;-)

April 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM  
OpenID nataliebrooke said...

Yay!! I'm glad you're here to stay! I was sad to see your post yesterday as I had just started reading your blog - keep up the great work!! I hope everything's going well in your life! :)

Keep smiling!
-Natalie Brooke

April 14, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger English Muse said...

I'm so sorry lauryl i didn't mean to leave you hanging!...i wish i could have explained things better...i know i've handled all this dismally...

April 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger gigi said...


April 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Juliet Montesquieu said...

Oh, thank goodness!

April 14, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger 13threads said...

Good! I don't ever comment but I am here reading your posts.

April 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger ofyouandi said...

Yay! I love reading your blog.

April 14, 2011 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger REread said...

don't stop musing on the blog

April 14, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger elena said...

thats the spirit! :) What a lovely news to hear early in the morning
Happy Friday !

April 14, 2011 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Concrete Jungle said...

ah good...blogging is good for the soul!

April 15, 2011 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

thank goodness! I couldn't believe it when I couldn't open your blog; I've been following you forever! Welcome back :) take it easy; I think you can see by now that your followers aren't going anywhere xxx

April 15, 2011 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

Now that is some great news! I am really happy to hear (read) that :) Wohoo!

April 15, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger anna and the ring said...

Gosh thank goodness.

If you need anything, please ask.

April 15, 2011 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Am so, so relieved! Welcome back to the fold!

April 15, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Great news.....xv

April 15, 2011 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger Miss A said...

This is fantastic news, especially since I found your blog very recently :) Yay!

April 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger DC said...

Welcome back!

April 15, 2011 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Oh My! Just now that I found you and enjoy your blog so much.
Well, glad I missed the drama. I seem to arrive always in the best parts.
Don't close... put it on hold if and when you need to use your energies and time in other things but closing a blog is like growing a tree (with all the investment it demands) and then bringing it down because you don't feel like watering it for a day or two.
Please, don't!!! I have no right, I know, but... just don't ok?!

April 15, 2011 at 2:53 AM  
Blogger Alison May said...

Oh I really, really hope you don't think I'm being dramatic when I say thank God for that...
Yours is one of the very few blogs I read daily.
You matter to me.x

April 15, 2011 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger Our Youth said...

Good x

April 15, 2011 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger debbie bailey said...

This is my favorite blog! I'm s.s.s.s.s.s.o.o.o.o.o glad you're not quitting!

April 15, 2011 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

me so hAAApy Tina!

April 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger T.S. said...


April 15, 2011 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger jennifer pereira said...

I fell really happy about your decision of continuing here =) Your blog helps me to breath in gray-days-without-glamour =) Thank you =D

April 15, 2011 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Anna Mavromatis said...


April 15, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger bethsheba said...

Come what may you will know their are people out
their that you have never meet but for this blog you
have brought a smile or a thought to what you wrote,
so keep on blogging cause were here to look and
enjoy what new tid bits that you have to tell us about.

April 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

We're all addicted! :) x

April 15, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Wannabe Goddess said...

Thanks for coming back! I enjoy your posts - they usually make me feel content and serene. Cx

April 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Jane Lancaster said...

ha ha just started following you and then you leave. this has made me smile today and i'm sick too.

April 15, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

You're amazing, Tina. I respect any decision that you make and know if you're not spending your time doing this, you will be using your creativity to make other amazing things. Of course, selfishly I'd like for you to stay!!!

April 15, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Phew... I'm sooo relieved you changed your mind. I never comment but I've been a follower for a very long time and I always look forward to your links to great articles. I was devastated and kept checking back hoping it had just been a hacker or something =). But I'm very happy to have you back. Just take it easy, and if you need to take a break we can all understand that. Long live the English Muse!

April 15, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger dabblelicious said...


April 15, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger La chica said...

Hey silly, we are here to stay, you are fantastic!!

April 15, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Cassandra Marie said...

Oh this is great news! I'm so glad you decided against closing down! :)


April 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

I'm so happy you're back, Tina. I was so sad when I saw yesterday that the blog was deleted. And so thrilled to see it back and running! xoxo

April 15, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Oh thank goodness. I was just going to alert Lori that her link wasn't going to work (she put one in to EM for her regular Buffet Thursday post). But I clicked & here you are. Back to Giulia Geranium & bricolage to put EM back in the links.




April 15, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Molly McGonigle said...

Ah I'm so happy you decided to come back! Out of all of the blogs out there, this is my absolute favorite to read. You find the best internet treasures and find beauty in so many things. I'm so happy you are back to stay!

April 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Molly McGonigle said...

PS I totally agree with the comments you should write a book. I love reading what you write!

April 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Camille Zanette said...

This is such a great news! I want to say you bring a lot to our lives with The English Muse and I hope you'll be able to post these little notes/inspiration/images and thoughts... Sending you warmth and all the very best :)

April 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger lizardek said...

Am very glad you changed your mind.

April 15, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

Whew! I panicked when I just saw the announcement in my reader so am most relieved to see the follow up, Tina. I hope that things are going okay for you behind the scenes. As always, sending some happy thoughts your way! :)

April 15, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Tina, I'm sorry that you had been feeling the need to take down your wonderful site, but I am so glad that you have reconsidered. Welcome back--we're all so happy to see you again!

April 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Tina, I'm sorry that you had been feeling the need to take down your wonderful site, but I am so glad that you have reconsidered. Welcome back--we're all so happy to see you again!

April 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger GB said...

Please don't. De-lurking to say that I love your blog(hope I made the case stronger for you to stick on.........)

April 15, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

YES!! Glad your staying, Tina.

April 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

I don't visit very often, but I appreciate you. No matter what some people think, blogging people are real people. Sometimes though I wish we'd have each other's addresses and phone numbers, pour our thoughts on paper, or lift the receiver and pour our hearts to each other, or take the plane and share hugs.
I am glad you are here.

April 16, 2011 at 2:56 AM  
OpenID said...

I got so worried when I saw you wanted to close down on my Google Reader. I'm so glad you've reconsidered. You're one of my favourite blogs - I'll definitely make more of an effort to comment more and not lurk as much now.



April 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I only discovered your blog a few weeks ago, so I was sad when you said you'd no longer be posting, although I understood. But now I'm glad you couldn't stay away.

I love your blog, and I'm glad you're sticking around.


April 16, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Cheryl G. said...

I'm so glad!

April 16, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger roseleann said...

I just popped in to read old posts for anything I may have missed over the years, and I discovered to my sheer delight and utter amazement that you had returned. Wishes do come true; I only hope that you are doing this not only for your devoted readers, but also for your own enjoyment. Thank you for reconsidering...your blog is truly inspirational and unique, and a pure joy to read.

April 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Adriana Iris said...

glad to see to you around.

April 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger frances said...

oh my goodnesss NO NO NO NO NO NO. you must must stay put!!! you are by far my favorite.

April 18, 2011 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Michi said...

I am so happy you decided to stay. I love your blog.

April 19, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Sum said...

SO happy you're here! :)

April 20, 2011 at 1:10 AM  

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