1. Sadie says

    I think all of what you’ve said makes you the perfect blogger. I love your blog, and others like yours, for exactly your attitude – it isn’t about hits, promo, products or schedules. Just a real woman writing about her real life when she wants to…I know for me that’s the sort of blog I love to read. You shouldn’t feel pressure to share the things you don’t want to share or write when you don’t want to write, just be true to you.

  2. Heidi Brown says

    I think you can totally sniff out the fakers – I don’t believe people’s lives can be that perfect all the time. When I feel I am reading a ‘fake’ blog i just don’t feel tuned in and it just doesn’t feel right. On the other hand, some blogs are great and brutally honest, these are the gems! I think you just need to carry on doing what your doing and don’t worry about stats and c**p. A good blogger is someone that can make their content believable and relatable, not someone who is winning awards and has the biggest following or posting everyday – just keep doing what you’re doing 🙂 #twinklytuesday

  3. Steph D says

    I totally agree recently my hearts not been in it the same. Just now I’m focused on my family and only write about things I really want to write about I’m not planning on making a big career out of blogging I just love having a place to speak and I love reading other blogs I love how you get to glimpse into other people’s diaries except it’s with permission I’ve always been more of a reader than a tv watcher and blogs are real people to me well mostly. Thanks for the honest post! #twinklytuesday

  4. Nichole Goodland says

    I think sometimes you just need a break. There is so much that goes on in everyone’s lives that sometimes keeping up with posting something becomes impossible. I have struggled recently with making time for my blog and I feel guilty when I do because I think I should be spending as much time with the girls as possible. I am currently trying to create a schedule for myself that allows me to have time doing everything. Let’s see how that goes. 🙂 x


  5. tubbs says

    Actually, I agree with all of this. I blog a bit about our family life and the things we do, but not all the time. Partly because I’m not sure anyone else is interested, and partly because I don’t want us to live every moment on social media in some kind of weird bubble. The Tubblet is also old enough to express her preferences. And she doesn’t want to be blog content. (Unless she does). Rev T is the same. It is a balancing act and everyone draws those lines differently. But I’d sooner keep it tight. Thanks for helping me clarify my thinking and confirm that it’s really not just me!

    I shall miss MM. You were all such great hosts and it was a lovely community. Thank you for making it happen and for making me feel welcome 🙂

  6. Amy says

    This all makes perfect sense to me. Sometimes I wake up and feel completely dejected about the whole blogging thing, but then I remind myself that it’s an activity I actually enjoy. That usually helps. I appreciate your candor.

  7. Not Just Phoebe says

    Can kind of relate, since having my second daughter (10 weeks old) I’ve got even less time to write..but still wanna blog. i’ll find a balance soon i hope! thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesday

  8. mainy - myrealfairy says

    I think that just by reading all the comments you have you have hit the nail on the head with your post. I think that you are in the majority with your thoughts not the minority (both of which are ok) I agree with every word and I think I might of even been nodding as I read this. I took up blogging as a hobby because I was too busy and too many responsibilities to go out to a class once a week to do something different. Oh boy was I deluded! It’s an amazing and wicked beast which can be wonderful and creative one moment and then needy and unloving the next. Excellent post and wonderful food for thought.

  9. Sarah Howe says

    My biggest bug bear is the follow vs unfollow and often having to rely on other bloggers to boost your reads. That part seems really fake to me! I really would love to draw in more natural readers but it is really hard work!! Hope you keep blogging 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst

  10. Rachel - Mummahub says

    I like social media, or I used to before I started using it for my blog. Mow it is a chore and I find it boring. I go through phases of liking then loathing. I think self promotion will never feel natural to me

  11. Lisa (mummascribbles) says

    I have been blogging for 3 years now, blogging is now my job (for as long as I can make it be) and yet I am a terribly rubbish blogger! I don’t notice if people unfollow me, my stats aren’t exactly the highest, I don’t have time to put full focus on it and I honestly have no idea about insta stories! I know it’s the latest thing, I just don’t know how it works haha! I think the important thing is do it for you and no-one else. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  12. Crummy Mummy says

    Sounds like you’ve fallen out of love with it all at the moment! Blogging can be so all consuming and really take over – it’s good you’re taking a step back if that’s what right for you and your family #bestandworst

  13. Liz Deacle says

    It’s typical. I always find something really good just as it’s about to end. You don’t know me, but I think we could have been great friends. You speak the utter truth. If it’s any consolation, I think you’re an amazing writer! x Liz

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