Falling off the (blogging) wagon

Jess McGlynnJune 6, 2012

It feels like an age since I’ve blogged.  Since I’ve even thought about blogging to be honest. 

When I started ‘Catch a Single Thought’ at Easter I filled a good percentage of my day either thinking about blog posts I could do or actually blogging.

Then the past two weeks have been fraught with stress and various different situations and I just didn’t have the head space for thinking about sharing.

When I started blogging I thought it would be easy, I spent a good deal of my time writing after all, just a case of sharing my thoughts to the wider cyber world but I’ve actually found it quite difficult.

I want my posts to be relevant and interesting – not just my mind drivel…and entering into the blogging community I’ve found some amazing blogs which have made mine feel somewhat lacking.

It’s a whole tangle of blog designs and promoting and PR opportunities that I never imagined.  And whilst that challenges me to think what can I do with my blog it also makes me wonder whether I’m capable of sustaining this for the long haul.

When all is said and done, I write for me – to give me a sense of all the various things that go on around me.  If I didn’t write these things would just swirl around in my head anyway.  But it’s so much more than just…writing.  Or it seems that way at least, maybe I’ve got completely the wrong end of the stick.  I do lean towards the melodramatic side of life ;o)

Anyway, it seems I’ve fallen off the blogging wagon and after spending a week or two dithering over the whole thing I’m going to get back on. 

I’ve signed myself up to the Tots 100 blog camp in October and whilst I am absolutely terrified of going without anyone I know I think it will be a good challenge for me.  And from what I’ve read, will teach me a whole heap of things about the blogging world which, quite frankly, I just don’t understand!

Either that or I’ll try and persuade one of my good friends to attend with me so I’ve got someone to hide behind!

I also think I set the bar too high for myself – I don’t think I’m capable of blogging every day.  My lifestyle doesn’t allow for it with two small children and various other commitments so I need to be realistic about what I can achieve. 

I’ve started to meet some really lovely people and I’d like to stick it out as I hope I can build some really good friendships.  I hope the blog camp will also allow me to meet new people (and I am also desperately hoping I’m not the only nomad there!)

No doubt there will be several more self-indulgent nervous posts about blog camp – hopefully anyone reading will just indulge me!

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