Monday, 25 February 2013

Should i stay or should i go now

When I first started blogging I read that I would reach this point. The article said you start out all fresh and excited then as the excitement wears off you reach a point where its make or break. You either become a blogger or disappear into oblivion.

That was never going to happen to me...

I loved this blogging lark. A place for me to be free. Share my ideas, express myself freely. Meeting all these like minded people. It was wonderful. It still is but...

I don’t really feel ive got a handle on the blogging world. I don’t understand allot of what needs to happen. It’s not just the technology side of it although I struggle with the technology more than I can explain. Even when I Google how to do something it may as well be written in Greek. I just don’t get it! How do I put a button at the bottom of my post???? Really I’ve tried, I’ve goggled it. I tried again. It’s not happening. I don’t even mean create my own button I just mean copy someone else’s and get it on the same page as my text. That is how clueless I am.

It’s more than that though; I have lots to say it just kinda gets stuck in my head. I've lost count of the amount of drafts posts I’ve been working on where someone else has put out a similar post days later and I feel ive lost the moment because I couldn’t clear my head to finish it mine.

I've got a lot on at the minute, my fibromyalgia, my fathers Parkinson’s and strokes, my sisters mental illness, a small child.

It’s acting like fog in my brain and I can’t think to write about the other stuff.

It’s stopping me enjoying my life as well. I have a list a mile long of activities I want to try with N. I feel we should be working on his shapes and numbers but its all stuck behind this fog.

The telly has been on more and I’ve been engaging less.

If it was someone else I’d be screaming DEPRESSION at them but I just don’t know.

Depression and I know each other of old and it doesn’t feel quite right.

It’s more like there is so much to do that I’m buried under it and if there really is that much to do and it isn’t perceived, is that depression that I can’t cope with it or fact?

I don’t know.

So I’ve reached that point.
Do I Stay or Do I go now,( I cant think that without singing it in my head like The Clash song )
Do I give up blogging because I’m really not giving my all and not getting very far or do I knuckle down and sort myself out?

I don’t want to give up blogging but I know I’m not making the most of it. I'm disorganised, I haven’t got all my social media linked up, and that is also a bit beyond me.

I really don’t want to give up though so I’ve come up with a plan.

At the moment the plan looks like this.

·        Get a wordpress blog. I'm hearing from fellow bloggers that this is easier to run than Blogger. We shall see... I can nearly tick this off. I have set it up just not got it all ready to go live yet.

·        Set up my facebook page and link it up to the wordpress blog

·        Link my pinterest to the blog

·        Transfer my old posts from blogger to wordpress.

·        Get The PC set up and not hiding under the dining room table gathering dust!

·        Print one of those blogging planners off pinterest to remind me of all the linkys and blog hop type things I miss each week.

·        Increase traffic.

·        Get blogging. Put my stuff out there. JUST DO THINGS RATHER THAN HIDING BEHIND THIS FOG.

·        Get some sleep, medically induced or otherwise. It’s just got to happen. I am a walking Zombie.

So these are my goals. I'm putting them out there in the hope that it will be an incentive to achieve them.

This week is a right off on the whole as going to be super busy with the besties wedding and wedding cake but as of next week I’m on Project Blog!

Are you a blogger? Did you reach this point and if so how did you get round it?

Any tips are welcome.

Also if anyone could explain the Button thing in language fit for a two year old. I'd be grateful : )

P x


  1. Ahh sweet cheeks, that's a lot of info for one post.

    I think we've all been there, wondering whether to keep going with our blogs, I pretty much stopped for the whole of last summer, I just wasn't in the mood.

    Seems you have an action plan of sorts, I can't comment on switching to WP, I'm a blogger gal and think it rocks, but if you find it works for you then rock on!

    Why not go back through some of your draft posts, just because someone has already done something similar doesn't mean your contribution is any less valuable.

  2. I think everyone feels like this at one time or another. I tend to go through phases where my blog is The Big Thing in my life: I write masses of posts, I promote it, I interact with people, I read other blogs, research and all sorts. And then the next week I can't think of a single thing to say, and just plain can't be bothered to write a post for this carnival, or to review this thing I was sent.

    Give yourself a break. Sounds like you've got a lot on in your life, and if you don't have time for the blog then don't beat yourself up about it. Make a few short posts with limited content and lots of photos so that people don't think you've abandoned the blog all together, and go and sort out everything else.

  3. Thanks Vicky, Thats good sound advice. xxx

  4. So sorry you're feeling overwhelmed by this.

    To be honest I would say stick with Blogger - if you're not technical it will be a massive learning curve and major effort to switch to word press. If you've got questions on blogger do give me a shout and I would be happy to help.

    Definitely recommend linky parties - I would just pick a 4 or 5 to start off with and really enjoy them. Would also recommend Pinterest I think you'll get more out of it quicker than Facebook.

    I've written a couple of posts the last few weeks on linky parties and Pinterest that you might find helpful -

    And am going to write a post next weekend on some simple html tips like doing a button so will send you a link.


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