Blogging Ramblings.

Today's UK bank holiday was spent utterly vegging out - so much so, that not only did I finish off the last two episodes of Roswell I've been meaning to watch, but also managed to get through the complete first season of Grey's Anatomy. (Don't hate me, Janet. I can't help myself.)

I've been thinking a lot about my blog lately, and about what I want to do with it. I think every blog has its highs and its lows, and at the moment, I'm feeling as though mine is in a bit of a low. I don't think it's because of the daily blogging, because I was doing Blog 365 way before this year. Take a quick peek at my archives down the side of my blog; you'll notice that ever since I started this blog over two years ago, I've never missed a days blogging. (With the exception of my January 2007 trip to New Zealand.) No, it's not the daily blogging.

I'd hate to think it's my writing that has changed. I've never been (and will never be) one of those writers who makes people stop, think and connect with. I'm just a rambling blogger, who loves a challenge and loves sharing the ins and outs of what is happening around me with friends, family & total strangers. No, it's not the writing.

Then what is it? What's changed about this blog, what is it that has me wondering? Blogging has been such a big part of my life for the past few years, an outlet that has led me to so many people who I would have never met otherwise, and I'm so grateful for that. I've never been one to blog for comments, but even those have started to change. What does that mean?

Regardless of the over-analysing, I know I'll persevere and keep at it. This is just something that I do, whether or not people understand the reasons behind it. It's an outlet, it's a hobby, it's a journal, and (beware of the cheese factor) it makes me happy. Maybe one day I'll grow tired of the daily grind, but I don't think it'll be this year. I'm much too competitive to give up. And I would miss you guys way too much!

I think too much television has warped my mind, because this is possibly the weirdest, most long-winded post in the history of man kind. Sorry!


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19 comments:

Marie said...

I've definitely felt that way about my blog. It started out as a way to keep my family and friends informed about what I was doing. Now it's turned into something different, sort of warped into my thoughts, my experiences and my everyday life.

Everything is always about change, so perhaps you are beginning a new course? In any case, I've really enjoyed reading whatever you have had to say so far! Not boring at all!

janet said...

I know the problem. You just spent eleventy billion hours listening to the annoying Meredith Grey and now she's all in your head making you feel bad. Down with Grey's!!!!!! :)

hehe love ya dear...you know I say this in love and not in hate right?

Jamie said...

I think we all have those points in our bloggy life. I still love your blog as much as the day I found it!

Also, love Grey's!

Fiona said...

all bloggers are allowed to go through crap patches :)

Natalie said...

I'm not only in a slump with my own blog, but a definite slump in keeping up with my regular reads. Hopefully that will all change. soon.

Ree said...

I'm the same way. I think it's because I'm coming up on my 1st blogiversary AND because I don't work in an office anymore, so my "world" is a bit more limited. ;-)

Lara said...

i think all bloggers go through these sorts of periods. my comments recently took a nose dive, and i was feeling like my posts weren't as good as normal, and i started questioning lots of things. but i got back to it and i'm feeling good about it now. you'll find your stride again. :)

Angela said...

Oh, sweetheart, don't worry. This doesn't even come close to long-winded. Clearly, you've never read MY blog.

Leslie said...

I still love and read your blog everyday. I know what you mean though. In my short 5 months blogging, I have found that my blogging is scarcest and my writing is weakest when I have too much crap going on in my life. (I don't know that I'll EVER be able to do Blog 365!) True, I haven't had any big stretches of "blogging fame" at this point, but I am most definitely in a slump right now.

LaLa said...

I actually do think it's 365... blogging every day for Nablomo did my head in. HAVING to post actually drained me of my creativity. I think you should take a couple of days off. I'll miss you but will look forward to you feeling refreshed! xx

Kelly said...

You are fantastic, whether or not you're long-winded! *squish*
And hey, if you wanna feel better, come and visit my black hole... haha..

Viviane said...

I have phases like that too. At times you just don't have as much to say or talk about and it happens to me too, what I do then is just blog less, or blog about nothing. And then there are times when there is just so much happening, that I could easily blog every day.

Julz* said...

I would have to say that if you stopped blogging, I would have no idea what's going on in your life. :( or at least, i'd have to try a LOT harder to keep in touch with you.

michelle and the city said...

i had the same problem for awhile but the solution for me was to not blog 5 days a week. it was becoming more of a chore than fun which isn't why i started blogging in the first place. now i feel it's more random and i blog when i want to.

i also think it has a lot to do with the morale and our blogging community. we have a lot of the same blog friends/readers and i've noticed that everyone is kind of stepping back from blogging. not completely, just not writing as much anymore. a huge factor in my opinion.

Laurel said...

I think everyone goes through ups and downs with their blog. Perfectly normal.

The thing that has changed the most, remember, is YOUR LIFE. You have gone through a major lifestyle change in the last four months. Undoubtedly, that has affected your blogging.

But if you put your finger on what else has changed, I'd love to hear about it!

rye said...

How appropriate that this is the post I come back to - haha! Hmm, maybe it's the weather. Have you seen the sun lately? If I don't see the sun enough I get all glum about things. And of course that spills over into everything else. Not to say your posts are glum! Oh, crap - I'm digging a hole, here :)

Kristabella said...

Everyone goes through these periods.

I think for you it might have to do with the fact that you've had quite a bit of big life changes in the last few months! And you're not teaching, which means you're doing the 9-5 and have less time to read and write. And you are exploring and spending time with your man and your routine from Australia is not the same.

That enough would make me curl into the fetal position.

Jess said...

I think Michelle is right that it partly has to do with the particular blogging circle that you're in and what the general tone of the blogosphere is. I still love your blog, though.

the modern gal said...

Delurking to say hello and to add that I think being able to charge through the down points in one's writing just makes you a better writer. Good luck.





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