Friday, 2 October 2009

Confessions of a Bad Blogger

I have a confession to make.

I have been a woefully bad blogger. My Google Reader confirms to me that some of you are writing approximately 7 posts per hour, and I've barely written 1 a week. It's dreadful. It's not that I haven't been here before either - I know what I'm supposed to do. I'm supposed to be witty and entertaining, humourous and self-deprecating, charming and welcoming. Instead, I'm sitting here glaring at the laptop, whilst it taunts me for not writing something.

In my defence, I've not felt very well this week, but that's not really going to cut it, now is it? Some of you have 7 children, 3 jobs and decorate your houses once every 3 days, and I can't imagine you're going to have any sympathy with that. It's not even as if I've run out of ideas, I'm constantly thinking about things I'm going to write about. But you know what it's like when you haven't done your home work, and you get more and more frightened to look at your book, because if you don't think about it, it's not real? That's what this has been like for the past 2 weeks.

But I've decided just to write something, anything, and then we can all start again, and pretend that I haven't been a woefully bad blogger. In fact, on a positive note, I've even told the other half that I write a blog now so I don't have to skulk around waiting for him to go and have a smoke whilst I type at a furious pace. He's even read it, and seems to approve, so that's all good too. I don't think for a moment that it will change the way I write which was one of my biggest fears, so there's nothing holding me back now.

In fact I've got a whole new series of posts planned - in the next few weeks you can look forward to:-

Manchester United and the Champions League - A Winners Guide
Golf - A Detailed Explanation of the Stableford Scoring System
Juliette Binoche - Damn, She's Gorgeous

No, it won't change the way I write at all.


  1. Its a big step telling people that you blog - I told Mr Muddling and have been underwhelmed by his lack of interest, still at least means I don't need to worry about him reading it LOL

    Don't let this be a chore - you have so much else on so do this when its constructive and therapeutic but not something you might come to resent

  2. Oh I've been a crap blogger this week too. Don't worry about it. A post will come when it's ready... xx

  3. seven posts in an hour!!!!!!!! Oh dear, I too must therefore join you on the naughty step of woefully bad blogger. I figure that at the end of the day, when you have something that you want to write, you will write it. If I read blogs and it feels like people have just put up a post for the sake of it, I don't tend to enjoy it. Write from your heart when the fancy takes you; your regular readers will still be here :-)

    As for letting your other half know ... sometimes I catch hubby reading my blog on his laptop on the sofa. It makes me feel so embarrassed! but he seems to enjoy my bizarre ramblings!!! Although I expect he would enjoy them more if they featured football. Hmmm.

  4. I'm batting even worse than you I think.

    Life - it has taken over my blogging time. I'll give it a good boot in the butt and get right back to having nothing to do but blog. Off to do that right now.

  5. Hello Muddling, you're right - I don't want it to turn into homework!

    MT, I think I might be back in the groove...

    Hi Alice - I'm thinking of putting a link to BBC Sports just to keep him interested!

    Aims, I'm not a bit surprised with your life, I'm always astonished that you have time or energy to do anything!

  6. Don't worry about it-I started off blogging every day, & yet things have been so busy recently, that I have dropped my number of posts considerably, too!! Life has a habit of getting in the way :-). Take care. Julie.x


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