This post is my smoking gun.
Evidence that is highly suggestive of the fact that I’ve lost it. Only one post this week & one last is all the evidence you need.
Not enough proof? Well, there’s more…
Recently I’ve been reading lots of blogs and have been in awe – and I mean in absolute rapture – of the creative arts, crafts & Halloween scoff they’ve been showcasing, and I’ve had previews of what’s to come for Christmas.
I can’t do many of these creative tasks, not even using a blogger’s tutorial. The quality of the crafting is outstanding. I just about managed to draw on a couple of Satsumas for Halloween! At least these blogs are offering something; delivering something useful even if it’s way above my head.
Then there are the blogs brimming with useful information about the next “new thing” or reviews for totally amazing Xmas presents. I’ve missed out on a few blogging opportunities of late. No, let’s rephrase that… I turned them down because they weren’t at the right time or didn’t fit with me & my blog. But still, it feels like missed moments for a small-time blogger like me.
So my inspiration to review has waned somewhat.
Then there are blogs that tell us how to be better bloggers. “Write a post once a day” WHAT?! Every day?! And what about the rest of the things that I need to do to survive the day or even doing with the children so that I can be inspired to blog?!
The unshakeable truth is that real life is taking over, and I just don’t know how to balance it all.
This is the ream of evidence, the smoking gun, pointing to the fact that I seem to have lost it.
Half term was busy hanging with friends, no where spectacular or doing anything special, just having fun. You really don’t want to read about that. I’ve been very busy with work and it’s eating into my precious social time these last few weeks. When I’ve been chained to the PC 9til3 the last thing my eyes need is another couple hours online!
Yup. The smoking gun is found here, at the Mummyshire door.
So, what’s a girl to do?
Well, I needed to refocus & this Prompt has certainly made me do that. I needed to refresh and remind myself why I started Mummyshire – to capture the essence of change, to keep a record of my fast growing family and record the new explorations and areas of discovery FOR ME and my brood. I will try and balance the ramblings of a parent with that of someone with something new or interesting to say, and if you’re willing to listen then pull up a chair as I’m happy to talk!
Thank you Sara at Mumturnedmom for more than you realise this week *blows kiss*
Sara ‘prompts’ with a word or sentence, challenging you to focus on the words and write something – anything.
This week’s prompt was SMOKE.
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