Ah poor , neglected blog…..


I have been a bad blogger of late !!

My posts have been sporadic and I feel like I’ve kind of lost my voice somewhere along the way. This isn’t the first time that the dreaded bloggers block has hit so I know it’ll pass but sitting and just writing seems to have become tricky for me .

I do have a lot going on at the minute. Moving house , trying to keep my mental health in a reasonable condition whilst in a stressful situations , continuing to Grab that wheel and get stuff done! Writing just seems to have taken a back seat. Which is a shame really as blogging and those amazing folk who read and comment on my blog do wonders for the old mental health so it really shouldn’t be the first thing to drop.

I’ve mentioned before how I had some blogging unpleasantness after my blog was found by someone who didn’t like me telling my story and though that hasn’t silenced me , I am a bit more cautious . I censor myself more than usual. I read too much into my own waffle and cut and edit way more aggressively than I ever had.

That has to stop.

The reason my blog is therapeutic to write is because I never have censored myself. I tell my stories , I talk about my experiences . I sit with a notebook or a keyboard , open my mind and let the words fall out. it’s the only way I can , or know how to write. So this sanitized , over thought version of my writing is never going to work for me , or you guys either really I don’t think. When I get comments it’s usually from women telling me they feel less alone for me discussing my experiences , or that they know what I’m talking about …they’ve been there too. Whether I’m discussing mental health or parenting or domestic abuse I like that my words connect with people. They’re the kind of blogs I love reading you see. One’s that touch me , make me feel , that i can identify with.

So how do I pull myself back to the girl who writes from the heart , overshares a lot and gets way more out of writing my blog when it feels free??

I’ve some ideas…

Firstly I need to actively make time for the blog. Set aside a block of time each week to look at my blog , reply to comments , join my beloved linkys , actually write . I need to then stick to that plan. I’ve always been a bit haphazard with writing and focus generally does me the world of the good.

I’m going to worry less about negative voices and focus on the positives. You want to hush me then chances are you were never someone reading my blog just because you like reading my stuff. Some of you DO like reading my stuff though , you’ve told me and everything so I’m going to focus on that.

I’m going to write about things I feel so passionate about that getting the words from brain to screen is no real hardship. They usually do , the posts that people seem to like. They’re the ones I’ve just brain dumped in 30 mins. Those posts that feel like hard work ?That feel like wading through treacle to get down? Well maybe those stories don’t need to be told after all.

So there we have it . The plan to get my blog back to how i like it . What makes it feel like mine.

A little bit waffly ,  scattered with rogue punctuation , chatty , raw , passionate , emotive.

Wish me luck!! xxx

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8 thoughts on “Ah poor , neglected blog…..

  1. I’m glad you are uncensored. My fave bloggers just let their mind flow through their fingers to the screen. All you need to do is spell check (so times I’m so into my waffle I press public before doing that). Kerp on keeping on. Leave your blogs open, raw and honest xx

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  2. I’m sorry you had to deal with unkindness. I’m listening to the Jon Ronson book about the Twitter bullying. It’s fascinating. I hope you get your mojo back. And I agree, it’s important to allocate time, for you. I also think it’s ok to shut the blog when life gets busy. I do every school holidays. When it’s a chore, just wrap it up for a bit. Then you come back refreshed and dying to write. #ABloggingGoodtime

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  3. Oh Kelly don’t ever stop being you! You’re right, that’s where the truth and passion begin to disappear, when you start censoring who you are. Easier said than done though if there are some people out there who were giving you a hard time. But don’t let them take something away from you that you love so much! I have to confess though that neither of my sisters know about my blog for a similar reason. I don’t think I would get much support from them, which doesn’t sound great but it’s true. But we can’t let the negativity stop us. So keep going – when you be yourself the words will always flow! #ablogginggoodtime


  4. we have every right to tell our personal stories and tell them how we wish, these are our blogs and if someone doesn’t like what we say then they can go away. No one should bully you into science! #ABloggingGoodTime


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