Questions and Answers

Question: Have you abandoned your blog?

This was a question posed to me by a loyal reader (one of my 1.5 loyal readers) after clicking on my blog over and over and seeing nothing new since September.

Answer: No, I have not really abandoned it. I like that it is there. I do feel like creativity has abandoned me. I always have the best of intentions and then I open up the blog app, and I am either too tired or too uninspired to fill the white space with words which make sense and which would make anyone want to read them. But I realise that not writing is also not good - it is like stifling that light inside until it is a mere flicker. So I am going to try (yet again) to not give up on the blog for too long.

Question: How come you didn't blog/tweet/Instagram this?

This was a more recent question (someone asked me this yesterday actually). I ran into a friend at a thing my mum and I were at, and later that evening, she messaged me to ask why I had not checked in or taken any photos. Ummm...cause I was just there for the experience. I mean - what did she want to see? She was there!!! lol. I don't think I need to chronicle every outing, every cough for the world. Not only that, I think I have spoken enough about not really being tied down to my phone, so I can leave it in the bag and just be somewhere without it. I must admit, I was really amused by her question - maybe people think I don't have a life because I don't tweet about every little thing I do. Granted, lately I have been sleeping a lot, but there are also birthday parties, baby showers, girls' nights out, countryside drives on the weekend, cooking adventures, property viewings, shopping trips, Mummy/daughter Saturdays, being the best aunty 2 kids can ever want. It may not always be the most exciting but it's my life - and it's mine to share or not share as I choose.

Question: So what's next?

It's Sunday. I have finished all the weekend chores. Sipping on my iced tea and soon going back to bed. Life is good.

4 comments:

  1. Sigh. I get this SO MUCH. I have actually been asked the same about my lack of a FB presence (to be honest, unless it's a dog picture or an animal in need of a home, I don't really feel much of a drive to post it). So I'm glad that you bring this up, too. Do we have active lives if they are not constantly documented on social media? Like you said, sometimes I just don't want to bring out my phone and I like to keep certain moments to myself. Ooof. it's a tangled web we weave sometimes.

    As far as finding blog inspiration: yes. I lack this sometimes myself. That's actually why I've had so many giveaways on my blog lately--gives me something to post where I don't have to worry about offending someone or saying too much. I hate having to censor but in the end this is YOUR place to do with as you please :) I always love coming back to find out more about you and I'll continue lurking/checking in. XOXO

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    1. I am so glad I am not alone in this. I am not discounting those who do it, but it is not my thing to always be "on"...online with my life. Glad to be back and blogging, Charlotte!!

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  2. Hey,

    We communicate in other social media fields and I know how busy you are as am I. So I get it...... I don't post regularly, and I don't fret about it. This is SO well SAID! You are lucky to get a post a week out of me! :) Remember i disappeared for the summer, I took back my life and lived it... As did you girly!!!! Sometimes living life is better than blogging about it! Hehe, enjoy!!!!

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  3. I have been asked the same question. I'm not blogging as much, thought the pieces I put out are, to me, quality. I also was never very good in the social media space. I'm far better face to face. Most of the time, I feel like I'm talking to complete strangers who very rarely ever respond back. So what's the point? And you're so right. I want to actually enjoy the experience. I want to be in the moment. My first thought isn't necessarily to get my phone.

    Anyway, that's my two cents, which also happens to be all the money I had. LOL I'm still here, darling. I didn't forget you. Life has just been crazy up here in the States.

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