I’ll Be Right Back….

Be Right BackFirst things first, my wellies have secret anchors on the bottom. I’m QUITE the fan of a hidden nautical detail, you know. The kind you only stumble across whilst being a vapid narcissist in the woods.

Welly wonderment aside, I’m really here today to confess my bloggers guilt.  It’s an utterly ridiculous self-imposed feeling of inadequacy that I’m not constantly here filling this little space with content that will bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses.

The truth is I think blogging and I are having a bit of a tiff. Every time I sit in front of a screen or pick up a pen not a thing happens. Nada. Zip. It’s giving me the cold shoulder, or I it. Either way it ain’t pretty. One of us will have to bite the bullet and apologise eventually. To just suck it up and move on. I don’t *think* we’re ready to go our separate ways just yet, I find myself surreptitiously logging in and doing loving bits on the back end – like when you’re having the mother of all domestics but you still buy them a Cream Egg from the garage because you’re not a complete monster and you’ll probably make up soon, you know?

I suspect our tiff is my fault. I’m tired and narky, I’m probably taking it out on her (yes, of course she’s a her. I call her Doris – bit too weird?) I hope she hangs on in there just a while longer, as tired as I am, I am full of creativity and inspiration and plans for the future, I just have zero energy to implement those and am somewhat lacking verbosity to boot.

Can I break the fourth wall and ask you to be patient with me too? In reality not a lot changes if I don’t write here for a week or two, you miraculously keep coming back, but it’s polite to ask isn’t it? To let you know I haven’t forgotten you.  To make sure you know that when I don’t reply to your comments it’s not through disinterest or taking you for granted, chances are it’s because I’m learning about the taxation of investment bonds or walking a pooch for the Cinnamon Trust (read about them, they TOTALLY rock!)

If anyone needs me, I’ll be over here nursing my guilt with a stiff gin and trying to get my bloody act together. But, crucially, being a little kind to myself because we could all always do with a bit more of that.

And if you’re still with me, leave me your latest or favouritistist post link below and I’ll be there in a jiffy, G&T in hand.

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  • reneejessome

    Girl take your time!! I always go through weeks of not even wanting to look at my blog and I do just that! I’ll always come back for a read. Your writing is too good not to! 🙂

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • This. So much. I know EXACTLY how you feel! I keep thinking to myself ‘oh, I really should blog something’, and then as soon as I sit down to do it my mind goes blank and there’s nothing there. Don’t sweat it. Take time out with your camera and the furry tribe and the words will come. Much internet love! X

    (P.S. The boyfriend and I are visiting Devon and Cornwall next month for 5 days! Have you got any gems you can recommend in what will very much be a whistlestop tour of two counties?)

  • Definitely know how you feel, I’ve been like this since about December and only lately feel like I’m finally getting my groove back. No pressure, we will still be hear when you fancy writing!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • Eeesh, I know how you feel!
    Does this mean we can hang out and chill in some sort of public house or tea room and walk the pooches? Not long til Bluebell walkies! xxx

  • Still with you, and will be however infrequently you post! I struggle with regular blogging regularly! With our massive house renovations, a job that I often have to travel to London for, and my own company to run, something often has to give and it’s usually the blog sadly. I wish it could be higher up the priority list, but for now, paying the bills is more important. And now I am about to have a baby in a couple of months, I am pretty sure it’s going to slide even further down the list, but as long as I still enjoy it when I do get to post, I’ll carry on! 🙂 Enjoy your break x

  • Oh my love, no matter how often you post I’ll always stick with you. I adore your blog, your voice and the way in which your words fall together so well. Sometimes we just need a little down time, a little time to get back to us, to recharge the batteries and feel like we do have the energy to get the ideas zooming around our heads to slow down long enough in order for us to get them down on paper. Until then, I shall join you for that G&T!
    Peta x

    http://www.pe-ta.com

  • Cat

    Take your time, take as much time as you need. Nothing in life should feel forced, especially not something that should be a pleasurable hobby. Look after yourself, that’s the most important thing. C xx

  • No matter how little or often you post, or what you post about, or if you decided to only post naked selfie’s from here on in…I would still follow this blog and smile every single time you popped up a new one.

    Your blog makes me so happy. Relationships are all about up and down…or they’d be dead. Take your time, I’ll still be here a-waiting!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  • Kel

    For years I’ve gone through blog phase – diligently posting every day nearly, to not looking at it for a couple of months. It’s always there to go back to when I feel like it!

    Enjoy your time away and I’m sure everyone will still be here when you pop up! x

  • Ah I go through this on what feels like a monthly basis at the moment, hence the relentless fits and starts in my posting/commenting/general online existence. Come back when you’re ready, but only when it’s enjoyable! x

  • Amy

    I have the same problem all…the..time with my blog, but still haven’t been able to give up on it! Always enjoy reading your posts and seeing those happy spaniel faces so hope you stick around, even if it’s only the occasional post when you feel like it!

  • Yes it does. I’ll phone you (can’t do this weekend, I’ll be trying to survive a hen do in London!) EEEP.
    M x

  • Thanks so much, that means a lot.
    And I think we all go through it don’t we? I guess it’s being confident that if it’s right, it’ll claw us back in.
    M x

  • Cheers mate, it’s all part and parcel of the thing isn’t it? Hang on in there too.
    M x

  • Thanks so much. I think we all go through this phase now and again don’t we? As long as it we come crawling back to it eventually, it’s all good.
    M x

  • Naked selfie blog, is it…could the….I don’t think the world’s ready for that.
    Or is it….?
    Thanks for being aces
    M x

  • Thanks beauty.
    M x

  • You’re very kind, thanks lovely one. I’ll pour the G&T, you bring snacks.
    I have to say, the down time really was helpful in starting to rediscover why I started this little thing in the first place.
    M x

  • I think that’s the crux isn’t it? As long as it’s enjoyable to venture back to these little corners of the web then it’s all good. If you have somewhere that can tear you away from your busy little life and that delectable new baby smell (no matter how briefly) then you can call that a win eh?
    And thank you for your kind words
    M x

  • Cheers mate, you’re lovely.
    I think I’m back… maybe!
    M x

  • Thank you lovely one. Same to you with bells on!
    Now, have I missed this Devon/Cornwall trip?? Give me details and I’ll give you specifics. You’ll never want to leave by the time I’m done with you!
    M x

  • You are lovely, thank you. I’ve been blown away by just how supportive and kind people are!
    Hope all’s good with you?
    M x

  • So the trip is tomorrow! We’ve narrowed it down to just Cornwall due to time restrictions, so it’s an overnighter in Padstow, the weekend in St Ives (I’ve read your post and banked some ideas) and then a few days in Fowey. I’m hoping to make a trip to Mousehole (I read The Mousehole Cat years ago, it’s like a pilgrimage!) but other than that I am open to ideas! Give me whatever you’ve got! X