19 Sep 2012

the middle ground between blah blah blah and nothing

one day I may just write this book

When I don't feel like blogging I don't blog. That's that and unless I start treating this little online space of mine differently it's not going to change. 

I have vague ideas about why I blog, vague plans, vague intentions, and I love to write and share stuff with 'you lot', but when it's down to the nitty gritty and life does the thing that life does and gets in the way of all vague plans and intentions then it's bye-bye blog for as long as it takes for me to find a little space to blog again. And then the words pour out and I wonder why I left it so long in the first place. 

I'm a bit of a fuss-arse when it comes to social media. Love Twitter, hate Facebook (which I was on for about 48 hours years back, before bailing, appalled). I also have mixed feelings about blogging and the stuff we portray in our little patches of the web. In the real world I'm a chronic over-sharer, here, not so much - over-sharing to the stranger behind the till at Sainsburys is one thing, doing it here when god knows who is reading (my brother? my nan? that cow who hates me irrationally for no sodding reason?) is completely another. But then some days the stuff that comes whizzing out of my head is Stuff Not To Be Seen Online so I whizz it out of my head and towards my husband instead (who sits there going 'mmm' every so often helpfully).

But there are, of course, bloggers who never 'whizz out', their blogs are controlled, they are planned, they are base-line, tempered creations that have little to do with the blogger's emotion, state of mind or day to day life. They are works of art. 

I wonder how you combat the tendency to drift away from your blog, how you stop yourself running out of steam every third day. Do you have schedules? Write posts days or weeks in advance? Set aside a certain time each day or week to write? We all have different reasons for blogging but we all do it ultimately for pleasure not duty though, right?

Anyway, enough whizzing out for today. Maybe I'll be back tomorrow, maybe not. 

1 comment:

  1. I think my attitude to blogging is very similar to yours Anna, I have vague ideas of things I want to write about, sometimes I'm in the right mood, sometimes I'm not - occasionally I'll have a spurt and blog every day, most of the time I'm lucky if I manage 2 or 3 posts a week. I like posting my 'Friday Moments' because then I don't have to think of anything to say but I also don't feel guilty about having gone a whole week without posting. Ultimately it's your space to use as you wish, and you are who you are - some people are super organised planners who have a stock of posts written and ready to upload if they are having a busy day - I'm not one of them, and nor are you - I think that's ok! The main thing is I'm always pleased to see a post from you. Rachel xx