Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Blogging overload

I'm thinking of calling it a blogging day.

I was planning to tell you about all the vinegary and fruity smells coming from the cottages as the vast majority of villagers knuckle down to chutney and jam making. I was planning to tell you about the talent show rehearsals for our harvest supper, where Celebrity Farmer is topping the bill. I was planning to show you the wedding photos that have still not materialised. I was planning to tell you about a fungus foray, a girls' night out and the reunion Curious Girl and I are organising with our fellow Mirror Group trainees from 30 years ago.

But I am tired, unsure of my direction as I juggle so many balls in the air. And I am not too happy about writing to please the local populace rather than myself. So forgive me if I wind down a little bit.

And besides, I have a level 3 Open University exam in three weeks' time and haven't a clue what the course was about.

That's about it

Love Maddie x


  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    Boo hoo. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. It just wouldn't be the same without you. Please don't go. I think I might cry :-(

  2. Writing with the local populace in mind must be very difficult. It restricts the flow and your stream of conciousness.

    Take a break and then return with a flourish. Maybe with a new Blog in an anonymous kind of way?

  3. Aghhhhhhh!!!! Don't leave us pleeeeeeaaaaassse!!!

  4. We'll be here when you get back. You can't do it all- or at least do it all well. Don't write to make others happy- that's like a dog chasing its tail. But do write to please yourself.

    Toss your balls in the air, take care of yourself and your loved ones, live your life and maybe the University exam is just a bad dream. We'll wait to hear from you.

  5. This had better be a joke or there will be trouble.... I feel like one of those people who followed Forrest Gump for thousands of miles then he stopped running and said he'd had enough!

  6. I understand this entirely. Blogging is hard work -- thinking of ideas, then finding the right words to express your thoughts.

    A couple of things to consider.

    1. Take a few months off, and think about where you want to go with your blog.

    2. Blog less frequently. Lots of times I blog only once a week -- even less on my more serious blogs. Yes, there are good reasons for writing something every day -- unless it becomes a burden. While I don't blog every day, I read some of other peoples' stuff every day, often offering comments, and keep writing that way.

    But what do I really know? I'm just a Bear.

  7. I agree with Rob-bear. I have consciously not allowed blogging to take over and become a burden. Like you, I am always brimming with ideas and have loads of things stored up that I haven't written about yet. I will, though. Just that I will do it in my own time. Life is busy and complicated enough. Writing/blogging should be a pleasure and a release - WHEN IT SUITS YOU, not everybody else.

    Good luck with everything and pop back and tell us some things from time to time.

  8. A sad day Maddie but well understood, how you manage everything you do is a minor miracle. I'll have to keep my ear to the ground to pick up all the news. Perhaps a visit to sus out the new landlord in the local might be in order after your exams. Best wishes to you, Mr Grigg and everyone else.

  9. So pleased that you have changed your mind.
    Wishing you heaps of luck with the OU thingy.


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