Apr 15, 2011

by English Muse

…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.
(Photo by Parpadeo.)



This entry was posted on Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 4:01 am. It is filed under Decor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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68 Responses to “Can’t walk away…”

  1. marthalena says:

    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.)

  2. English Muse says:

    thank you lovely marthalena.
    you made my night!

  3. Kelly Kilmer says:

    I hope that things are okay!!

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

  4. memoffitt says:

    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

  5. Heartbeatoz says:

    Take it easy and Blog when you want to your Followers are an understanding Bunch πŸ™‚

  6. Jo says:

    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.

  7. English Muse says:

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

  8. Lori Andrews says:

    thank goodness! the world needs your blog. it's soft and beautiful, polite and inviting. πŸ™‚

  9. Jen says:

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

  10. Kristin H says:

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

  11. Susannah says:


  12. DENISE. says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  13. Sonia says:

    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.

  14. Lovingly Simple .... says:

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

  15. {lauryl} says:

    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. πŸ˜‰

  16. nataliebrooke says:

    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! πŸ™‚

    Keep smiling!
    -Natalie Brooke

  17. English Muse says:

    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…

  18. gigi says:


  19. Juliet Montesquieu says:

    Oh, thank goodness!

  20. 13threads says:

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

  21. ofyouandi says:

    Yay! I love reading your blog.

  22. REread says:

    don't stop musing on the blog

  23. elena says:

    thats the spirit! πŸ™‚ What a lovely news to hear early in the morning
    Happy Friday !

  24. Concrete Jungle says:

    ah good…blogging is good for the soul!

  25. Sara says:

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

  26. iva yaneva says:

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

  27. anna and the ring says:

    Gosh thank goodness.

    If you need anything, please ask.

  28. Tonia says:

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

  29. vicki archer says:

    Great news…..xv

  30. Miss A says:

    This is fantastic news, especially since I found your blog very recently πŸ™‚ Yay!

  31. DC says:

    Welcome back!

  32. Teresa says:

    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?!

  33. Alison May says:

    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

  34. Our Youth says:

    Good x

  35. debbie bailey says:

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

  36. Lenβ™₯reNeverMβ™₯re says:

    me so hAAApy Tina!

  37. T.S. says:


  38. jennifer pereira says:

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

  39. Anna Mavromatis says:


  40. bethsheba says:

    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.

  41. Jessie says:

    We're all addicted! πŸ™‚ x

  42. Wannabe Goddess says:

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

  43. Jane Lancaster says:

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

  44. TheBeautyFile says:

    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!!!

  45. Judy says:

    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!

  46. dabblelicious says:


  47. La chica says:

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

  48. Cassandra Marie says:

    Oh this is great news! I'm so glad you decided against closing down! πŸ™‚


  49. Tina Tarnoff says:

    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

  50. Giulia says:

    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.




  51. Molly McGonigle says:

    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!

  52. Molly McGonigle says:

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

  53. Camille Zanette says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  54. lizardek says:

    Am very glad you changed your mind.

  55. Uncle Beefy says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  56. Jennifer says:

    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!

  57. Jennifer says:

    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!

  58. GB says:

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

  59. Shell says:

    YES!! Glad your staying, Tina.

  60. Irene says:

    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.

  61. notinthepink.com says:

    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.



  62. Kat says:

    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.


  63. Cheryl G. says:

    I'm so glad!

  64. roseleann says:

    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.

  65. Adriana Iris says:

    glad to see to you around.

  66. frances says:

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

  67. Michi says:

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

  68. Sum says:

    SO happy you're here! πŸ™‚

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