Excuse me, has anyone seen my mojo?

It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post, the past month has been a tough one.Β My poor Dad had an unexpected arrival into the arms of the NHS and after weeks of worry my mojo has done a runner.

Over the past few weeks, we, the so-called ‘sandwich generation’, have been doing the same as so many of you out there – dividing our time into as many pieces as possible and juggling who to worry about first/next/last. There never seems to be the right answer and there has certainly been no time left for blogging.

Things are looking up again slowly now though and bit by bit we are starting to look forward to getting Dad back to some normality. But the last few weeks have made me realise something, I haven’t been blogging for long, but I have seriously missed this virtual place!

I am very lucky to have my lovely friends and family who alay my worries and feed me wine (v. important for mojo rejuvination) but they might be a bit miffed if I called on them in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep!

So it has been the blogosphere that has comforted and distracted me in times of insomnia, easing me back into bed with lovely posts about family moments from @youbabymemummy, @BelleduBrighton and @3childrenandit, inspirational posts about the strength of women by @KateLPortman, laugh-out-loud posts by @carry_on_katy and @hurrahforgin, and pretty posts about pretty things by @KatGotTheCream, have all helped take the weight off my mind and reminded me that life has its ups and downs but we can all get through it with a sense of humour and a bit of support.

So, I want to get back to blogging, but without my mojo in tact I have struggled to think of what I want to blog about. I even talked to friends about it, “how can I blog when I feel so worried/down/stressed/knackered” I said. Nobody wants to read a whinging post, a wailing blog, a worn-out woman going on and on.

But then I thought hang on a minute, no one ever said life always had to be rosy to get your blog-on. This is real life people, times are good, times are bad, and times are everything in-between, but there’s always something to say, surely?!

So I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging, and to give myself a kick up the backside I have even booked my ticket to the Britmums Live event in June…and I can’t wait. I love a party and it’s about time my mojo hopped back on board and we had some fun. Hopefully this will be just the ticket. And hopefully one day my blog will give someone like me something new to read in the middle of the night too.

Thank you bloggers.

Xx

Comments

  1. If everyone wrote blogs all rainbows and sparkles and happiness then the blogosphere would be a pretty samey samey dull old world, you are so right, people want to read about other peoples REAL lifes, their ups and downs and everything in between. Writing about struggles is cathartic and people will offer advice, help or even just a smiley emoticon. It all helps! I am also so thankful that my rambling writing has helped you too!

    Chin up, blog when and if you want to and don’t let it bog you down!

    Also…Yay Britmums! look out for me and I will do the same for you…

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    • Thank you Lauren,you’re right, it really is cathartic. Thank you…I’m from Brighton too, now live just up the road in the downs so it’s more grass than sea for me nowadays and I love seeing pics of Brighton! X

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  2. Thank you for the mention! So glad to hear you’re realising that blogging isn’t just about sharing the good bits but also the not so good bits. In my experience, readers always respond well to human stories. Stories that touch them and that they can understand. Don’t ever be afraid of sharing the bad bits and don’t ever worry if you can’t get around to blogging! Being a blogger is wonderful but it’s more than ok for real life to get in the way from time to time and it happens to us all! Looking forward to seeing you at BritMums in a few months! πŸ˜‰ And keep at it xxx

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  3. poutinginheels says:

    Thank you for the mention! So glad to hear that you’re realising that blogging isn’t just about sharing the good bits. In my experience, readers respond much better to human stories and humanness, than anything else. So feel free to pour out your heart and share the bits of your life that don’t make a pretty Instagram picture! πŸ™‚ Also, never feel bad about not blogging. Blogging is wonderful but life and everything that it entails is more important. It’s ok to take time out and in fact is often needed. Just know your readers and your blog will be always be ready and waiting for your return πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing you at BritMums! πŸ˜‰ x

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    • Thank you Katie, being human is such a complex game isn’t it! I love your posts for that reason too, and you’re right, keeping it real is so important, I can’t wait to get back on the blog x

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  4. suzanne3childrenandit says:

    Glad to see you back to blogging again Donna, I really do think that it’s good for the soul, whether it be all positive and pretty, or honest and ugly. Life’s like that. Thank you so much for the mention, I’m glad that you enjoyed my musings in your darkest moments. Hope to see things picking up for you soon and that your dad is ok. x

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    • Thank you Suzanne, it’s funny how blogging is turning our to be something that means more than just a hobby – I’m not sure quite what it is yet..therapy maybe! Your musings make me laugh, especially with children in the teens, don’t they bring us so much to talk about!! x

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