Thursday, August 07, 2008

Why do I feel guilty.....

I feel guilty because I have become an even more rubbishy blogger than usual. I know all the pros and cons about it has to be fun and being under no obligation. The sane me understands that this is true, the other me feels that she is letting herself down.

After all this is a 'daily delve' into my life and how often did I start writing a diary as a child only to give up after a few weeks. I promised myself this time I would keep it going come what may!! I enjoy reading blogs and this week having the family staying has made me really appreciate the effort some of you must make to write a blog and look after a family. We've had five children and five adults in the house this week and I have struggled to get posts published, I cobbled together Fun Monday and for about the first time ever I did not get around to visiting everyone and for this I feel guilty (I may still make it you never know!).

This week I have managed to read a few posts in bloglines (I still have an 84 backlog), and I've been actively plurking when I get a few minutes as this is quick and easy to do. I really do understand why Beccy has given up blogging and why Sam has greatly reduced the number of posts she produces. In September I will have been blogging for two years and so far have posted 686 times on my main blog and 92 on my photo blog which I started a year ago. I guess I want to prove to myself that I can keep going. I admire and, I don't mind admitting, envy of all the bloggers who write captivating posts, especially those who keep us hanging on our seats with installments. I know my limitations and I'm happy to share my daily drivel with anyone who finds the time to read it.
So to all of you who are dropping in and leaving me comments even though I may not have been over to yours, I thank you and I will see you soon.

The family are at the cinema seeing Space Chimps and I'm suppose to be clearing up and getting dinner ready so I'd better get my skates on....Bye for now


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At 7/8/08 16:58, Anonymous Deborah said...

Don't feel guilty Chris. You are one of the most frequent and thoughtful bloggers out there, always stopping by with supportive comments. I don't think people expect you to stop by and comment on everything. I read a LOT but generally only comment when I feel like I have something to add or to be supportive, but 70% of what I read goes uncommented on.

You also blog everyday which is more than a lot of us do. Maybe you need to take a wee break, or blog less frequently.

Anyhoo... just wanted to pop in and say not to worry and certainly don't feel guilty. You give a hell of a lot to the community! :)

 
At 7/8/08 17:27, Blogger john.g. said...

You silly plurker! Blog when you want, especially Wednesdays! lol!

 
At 7/8/08 17:29, Blogger tea4two-two4tea said...

Life get like that sometimes - hectic and we can't maintain the goals that, sometimes we have unrealistically (don't think I've spelt that correctly!!)set ourselves. So don't worry or feel guilty - tomorrow is always another day so enjoy time with your family and blog when YOU have the time. take care, Judyx

 
At 7/8/08 19:52, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

You can't feel guilty (I have been,too) but then again, you have a life off-line!
If you have a chance I'd like to know how Spacechimps was, it looks incredibly silly, and I'm sure the kids will want to see it. (I just want to see if I should take them or pawn it off on someone else!)

Lisa

 
At 7/8/08 22:53, OpenID marmiteandtea said...

I know I feel guilty too it's why I stopped doing Fun Monday because I just couldn't get round everyone!

Reducing the number of posts I do has helped and as John says as long as you post on a Wednesday - LOL.

Hope space chimps was good

 
At 7/8/08 23:04, Blogger Sally Lomax said...

Your ability to churn out blogs so regularly is amazing!! You are a great blogger... and I know what you mean about the family thing. Good on you for still blogging this week!

 
At 7/8/08 23:22, Blogger Beccy said...

Lisa, I had a nice snooze during Space Chimps, so would recommend farming out the 'pleasure'!

Mother you should NOT feel guilty and only blog as and when it suits you.

 
At 7/8/08 23:47, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Hey there MsC. We're not pros and under contract, so don't worry. I am having an off week too. Sometimes, you can't, and sometimes ya just don't wannna.

 
At 8/8/08 00:52, Blogger karisma said...

Hey its quite acceptable to only blog a couple of times a week! I have decided that due to my lack of posting these days!

Just make sure you don't run away altogether okay?

Im starting to think this plurking is like a disease. Its catching and putting everyone out of business!

 
At 8/8/08 01:29, Blogger WT said...

"and I'm suppose to be clearing up and getting dinner ready so I'd better get my skates on....Bye for now."

You seem to be confusing your blogging with you plurking, or maybe you have invented a new medium...plurgging

 
At 8/8/08 02:05, Blogger storyteller said...

Your Witty Wednesday post made me laugh before I groaned … and I loved the ‘tennis’ poster. As for ‘guilt’ … I gave that up decades ago (along with worry) when I realized both wasted time and benefited no one. Just relax (I’ve got 478 unread posts currently in my reader and I'll get to them whenever, or not) … post when the spirit moves you and let the rest go.
Hugs and blessings,

 
At 8/8/08 03:40, Blogger Alison said...

enjoy your family Chris..we will be here when you get back!!!

My children want to see that movie..was it good??

 
At 8/8/08 05:20, Blogger Sandy said...

I could not have explained it better myself. I also have started the slide down the slippery slope into bloglivion. I just need to remember that it's not great literature. It's really just my notepad.

I like reading the minutiae of other bloggers' lives. Please don't stop on our account. If you never get around to visiting us, we'll still visit you when we remember!

 
At 8/8/08 07:18, Blogger bichonpawz said...

Hi Chris, just popped over to say hello....I too feel exactly like you do with the whole blogging obligation thing. And to top it off have been having major computer problems. I am thrilled when my husband comes on Friday's and brings his laptop with him! WOOHOO!!! A reliable computer for a whole weekend!! Glad to hear you are enjoying visiting with your family!! Have a great weekend!

 
At 8/8/08 08:12, Blogger Steffi said...

Don´t worried, Chris! I love to read in your blog and I´m happy also about your nice comments.
But I know blogging cost much time - Blog when you have free time! Enjoy your break and time with your nice family!

Steffi
Greetings to Beccy!

 
At 8/8/08 13:28, Anonymous Hannah said...

You're not a rubbish blogger any of the time!

Enjoy having your family around, we'll see you when you have a bit more time on your hands.

 
At 8/8/08 15:09, Blogger Sam said...

you'll get over it. I did eventually. I've come full circle now. I only blog when I feel like it, when I actively want to. I no longer bow down to the pressure of feeling I ought to be blogging for the sake of someone else. And I attest: you should do the same.

 
At 8/8/08 17:37, Blogger Sam said...

Happy Birthday EMbee. I sent him an sms but not sure if he got it

 
At 8/8/08 17:55, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I repeat most of the above: Do Not Feel Guilty!

Blogging should be enjoyable and fun - and not feel obligatory. If you need to take a break, then do so. If you are too busy, then so be it.

Enjoy plurking - spending time with the family, and blog when you can and want to.

 
At 8/8/08 18:52, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I can totally relate...I used to CONSTANTLY think of blog posts in my head...and now? Now it's a struggle. I was only posting on Fun Mondays for a while there.

You just have to find a happy balance - this happens to all bloggers, EVEN WT! :-)

 
At 8/8/08 20:20, OpenID daffy said...

You are a super blogger and many will be nodding their heads as they read this.
I'm not half the blogger I used to be but I know that I'm lucky to have met so many brilliant friends and for than link alone I think I will try and keep it going. Rubbish bloggers are seasonal.. we are like perenials... we keep coming back good! :o)

 
At 8/8/08 20:33, Blogger Sam said...

and, what's with the "blogging without obligation" button on your side bar. Is it just lip service? I don't want to see that button on your blog until you are TRULY blogging without obligation.

 
At 8/8/08 22:36, Blogger ChrisB said...

Thank you all for the lovely supporting comments. I don't think I will be disappearing just yet and today I had to do a quick post for embee's birthday!

 
At 9/8/08 21:27, Blogger Sam said...

Mum still not quite grasping the concept of blogging without obligation. No. You did not 'had to do a post for EmBee's Birthday' The use of the word 'had' suggests you felt 'obliged' to do a post.
What we are trying to say to you is only do it if you want to.
Should have read "I want to do a post for EmBee's Birthday". If you don't feel that way, then don't do the post! simple. sorted. love you xxx trying to skype but you are never online...

 
At 10/8/08 09:05, Blogger my4kids said...

Don't feel guilty Chris! I've been feeling guilty myself though and I've been posting less then you. I have been trying to read as many as I can keep up with just don't always have enough time to comment on everyone.

 
At 10/8/08 12:40, Blogger ChrisB said...

Ok I may have caused some confusion. I actually want to blog but sometimes I just don't have the time. I have lots of things I still want to share with you all especially my photos.

 
At 10/8/08 22:21, Blogger Pamela said...

Thats why I haven't taken up plurking. I'm busy with garden, etc. and even my blgging is suffering.

 

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