Failing To Blog Again

Failing to blog again
Never wanted to
What I am to do
I can't help it

Apologies to Marlene.

I think I burnt my blogging self out in September and October when I came back from my break. I posted a lot and then felt guilty for not keeping up the pace. 

Why on earth I should be feeling guilty about not blogging I do not know. It is, after all, just a hobby, something I do fun. Who cares how often bloggers blog? I don't care how often my favourite bloggers blog so I've no reason to think my readers care how often I blog, and yet, there's a little voice saying 'you really should write a blog post'. It's an annoying little voice and I'm telling it now that I will blog when I'm good and ready. 


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  1. You are right, I don't care if you write once in a blue moon or every day. Just enjoy reading whenever you do.
    Have a guilt free weekend, x

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  2. Anonymous1:04 pm GMT

    Just wanted to say that I agree with Magic Bean.

    Frances SW

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  3. Mrs Ford and I were having a conversation about this very same subject the other day. There's no point writing anything if you're not in the mood or don't have anything to say. Sometimes less is more.

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  4. No point in b;ogging when you have nothing you particularly want to say - quality not quantity I say.

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  5. I have the same conversations with myself. Good to read whenever you decide to post.

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  6. I'm always glad to read whenever you are blogging - and I just love your photos, but I see those on Instagram anyway. Just go with the flow!

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  7. I hope you find your blogging voice again, but if not, I want to thank you for all you've written so far. I don't comment often, but I always enjoy your posts.

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  8. Blog when you feel like it, it's your Blog.

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  9. Sue, what you express about blogging rings very truely with me. I don't blog as frequently as I'd wish to, but when I do find the time to do so...it's a very enjoyable way to engage with a wonderful community.

    "Should" is a funny old word. xo

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  10. Exactly. When you're good and ready. x

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  11. Anonymous3:47 pm GMT

    It's fun when an email comes out of the blue. Just wait till you feel like sharing, without worrying about the length of the gaps. Meanwhile, I'll share this post I was just reading with you, the Queen of Quince.
    http://foodinjars.com/2010/11/cranberry-quince-sauce/

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    1. Thank you! Sounds delicious, I shall add it to my file of quince recipes.

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  12. That voice talks to me as well - annoying, isn't it? Whenever I hear it I remind myself that there are no deadlines to blogging - it's supposed to be fun :)
    Cathy x

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  13. Anonymous6:08 pm GMT

    It may be selfish but I DO care how often favourite bloggers blog. They are favourite for a good reason - I like reading them! A lot. There are hardly any left now that come under that category anymore, so actually I am beside myself with anticipation when one of those does blog. I would very happily read a post a day if not several. Yes I enjoy them that much (those that I do, the rest make me yawn heavily I'm afraid. Not allowed to say that but it's true there are many very dull blogs which I hopefully click on, never to return. And no I can't do better, and don't but I still question why? why?) I never will understand bloggers who apologise for writing a long post - I have never read a good blog post that was too long yet. I like reading blogs, it's not an effort to read them or a chore and they are made up of words and pictures both of which are lovely.

    Reading blogs is fun! I miss all the blogs I used to read and have to be disappointed everyday by those who haven't posted, despite me metaphorically pressing my face up at the window to see if there is anything new yet. My life has plenty of room for reading nice blogs so yes sad when there aren't any.

    That all said, of course it is up to bloggers if and when they post. Blogs are a privilege, not a right. The enjoyment it seems is all mine, so it is selfish of me to make demands. But I will anyway. Posts everyday please :)

    Actually if I were you I would just do what you say and post when you are good and ready and have something to say because you are not beholden to any of your readers, and no guilt trip intended. But yes I did miss your posts when you were gone and it is nice you are back. I do have a connection with blogs I like, so do care if they disappear. I know that is not done to admit that.

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    1. It's lovely to hear you say that, and I quite see your point of view, I like reading my favourite blogs too and lots of them have fizzled out, but the great thing is there are lots of new blogs out there to be discovered. I think the blog world is very fluid that way.

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  14. Don't listen to that small voice of yours. You should only blog when it a pleasure not a chore. We will still be there how infrequently you post. Sarah x

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  15. Anonymous7:26 pm GMT

    I do love to read your blogs and often read old ones. But, of course, it's up to you how often you blog. I do hope to see many more though. Linda

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  16. I have JUST finished my latest (and LATE) blog post Sue, so I know how you feel. I'm just about getting back into it, but though I take the photos I have to galvanise myself into sitting down and writing the thing! Which is daft, because I do actually enjoy it. AH well, we should just do as we please. I'm always very happy to see a new post from you, but in your own time, dear, in your own time!

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  17. Exactly. Sometimes I do it every day, sometimes once a fortnight. I'm sure it's annoying, but my life and mojo is busy and unpredictable.

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  18. I never apologise for not writing unless the reason for not writing is interesting.

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  19. Sorry to hear ... I really like your blog -- your take on life, family, domesticity, etc. I'm glad you still Instagram :) Take care ...

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  20. It's quality, not quantity, that I love when reading blogs. Which is why I love it when I find a new post on yours!

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  21. You're missed when you don't, Sue. But I competely understand as I feel exactly the same about my own blog; I'm not sure why I'm doing it except that it seems a shame to give up after so long. I don't think we're alone, there's several blogs that I enjoyed that have either disappeared or are on life support.

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  22. I feel the same. I feel I should write something at least once a week but my blog is about my knitting so if I haven't done any I can't write about it. I love reading your blog and missed it when you were having a break. I particularly liked your recipes for leftovers last week.

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  23. Anonymous3:08 pm GMT

    I take your point, and yet..............

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  24. Anonymous4:46 pm GMT

    Blog whenever you like,I am always glad to hear from you.

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  25. Hey Sue,
    When my favourite blogs become infrequent, I do miss them. But then it's always a treat when they pop up again. I like an irreverent blog. I like a bit of gay abandon. So blog when you feel like it.
    Leanne xx

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  26. I'd rather you blogged infrequently than gave up altogether. I really missed you when you went away!

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  27. I have only been blogging a few months but I get your point. There is now a sense of guilt if I haven't blogged for over a week even tho I only have a few followers...how odd is that!? Barbara

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  28. I still feel a bit guilty for stopping my blog,and I do sometimes think 'I could blog about that'. But I never seemed to have an appropriate photo or time was full of other things. I do now use Instagram sometimes and still read blogs and I do like to see a new post by a favourite, but it shouldn't be a chore. It's nice when you do pop up.

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  29. I agree with you. Just blog when you feel like it and it will be a treat to read it. I love your photos and your recipes. I blog for the same reasons as you (Just read your blog on 'Why I write'). It's a creative outlet and it makes me find time to do the things I love. At the moment, I am severely restricted after an operation and can't lift anything. That includes my sewing machine. However, I will get back to sewing when I can. In the meantime, I'm storing up ideas for future projects.

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  30. It's your blog - let yourself off the hook babe. I actually miss blogging at the moment - it's coming up for a year and I miss the whole connecting with other like-minded people vibe. But, unless you keep a stern reign on it - it is all too easy to get sucked into blogging for blogging sake, and getting bouyed up (sorry - prob spelt wrong, I'm tired and can't be arsed to check) with nice comments. I've no fucking idea where I'm going with this comment, but I kind of mean - lovely to see you blog again - but it's yours, and don't you forget it nor feel responsible to your readers. lol smiley face.

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    1. Ace comment Janice, thanks babe.

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  31. I sometimes have days when I do not have time or feel like reading my favourite blogs. Then when I find the inclination I catch up with reading them all up to date - it is funny that no-one worries but ourselves. Love to read your blog, especially your advent and christmas ones!

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  32. Anonymous6:37 pm GMT

    I expect you're very busy today with Stir Up Sunday stuff?! Very much enjoy your blog whenever you write it, whatever the frequency. Sarah

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    1. Well I made my pudding today but I can't say it took a great deal of time :-)

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  33. You know my attitude, your blog your rules - me - I enjoy what you write.

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  34. How many times did you type the words 'blog' and 'blogging' in that post ... haha :-)

    I know exactly what you mean, but remember at all times your blog is just that YOUR BLOG, when and if you decide to do a post is your business and yours alone ...... but we do love it when you do ;-)

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  35. Are but we do care, you write some excellent posts! But I also know what you mean and the best posts are written when you are ready, it is surprisingly hard!

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