Blogging Blues.

Folks, I’m getting close to the end of this here blog project! I have a bad case of the blogging blues. A few weeks ago I started the From the  Vault Series as a way of putting place keeper posts in play to help buy me some time. You may have noticed my struggle.

I had a post prepared for today. About living in lockdown and emptying my freezer. It was well enough written but it was still crap. A self-indulgent bit of fluff from a privileged white person who had enough food in their freezer to last 6 weeks.


Not that it’s my intention for this blog to be an esoteric deep thinking tome. Rather, as it says on my About page, a fairly lighthearted collection of observational jottings through the eyes of a 60-year-old. 

This place was not meant to be all about me per se but rather about what I see happening in the world. While not a diary or a substitute journal it will, of course, reflect what I’m doing, thinking and feeling. 

It’s come to the point where I am resenting the time it takes me to get posts prepared and published. Not that it’s a big chunk of time to do the physical part but rather the mental energy of thinking of something to write. That’s the tough bit. To be truthful the resentment comes from the lack of feedback. I’ve been slogging away at this for 4 years and have around 500 followers. (THANK YOU!!) I have written at least one post every week for that entire time. (363 posts including this one)  I rarely get comments and usually no more than 30 views. As far as I know, it’s coming into your inbox and going straight into your trash folder.

This image is here because the Yoast SEO told me I needed am image! But I guess i could say it represents my journey into the future! Main Range loop Track

Last weekly post

To alleviate these blogging blues, this will be my last weekly post. I am going to revert to fortnightly or monthly posts that will concentrate on my move to intentional living and joining my family in Armidale.

In the meantime, help me out folks! Who am I speaking to? Who are you? What do you want to hear? 

(sound of crickets!)

Anybody? Apart from my Editors! Thanks, Mum!! And don’t reply if it’s your aim to sell me something! If you’d actually read any of my posts, you’d know I’m not into that kind of stuff. I’d like to hear from genuine sincere people. Let me know the types of posts you enjoy from my back catalogue and comment below.

Be selfish and make it your random act of kindness for the day. Just don’t say travel, because I can’t leave home – did I tell you I’m in lockdown?

PS: I have decided to publish the aforementioned post anyway. In my tradition of reducing waste, it would be hypocritical of me not to use the embodied energy that the post contains. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Blogging Blues.

  1. I’ve enjoyed what I have read so keep writing but do it in your own time. I write for me and when I feel like it. And like you a get few comments and few likes. However, every now and then I run into someone who has read it and enjoyed it and the occasional email and that’s enough for me. 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s nice to know that there are real people out there tuning in! Thanks very much for your comment!

  2. Just to let you know I’m here and reading your stuff (especially since I’m now off trail and back home). You’re a great writer. I look forward to hearing about Australia, a continent I’ve yet to visit but which is on my list.

    1. Thank you Pete for your words and encouragement! Hope you’re recovering well. I think I’ll just write when I feel like it rather than sticking to a “mandatory” weekly post. It may end up being every week but it may not and I won’t beat myself up if it’s not! Since we’re still locked down, I’ve got plenty of time! 😃 Stay well!

      1. Yeah, I just write when I get an urge to “broadcast.” It usually averages about every two weeks but can vary widely.

  3. Hi Robyn, sometimes it takes me ages to get through my emails but I ALWAYS love reading your words ! So please keep going but, as others have said, maybe just do it in your own time when you’ve got something to say. We (myself included !) often keep ourselves to some rigid timetable of having to share something but I am sure nobody minds if we are quiet for a while. I personally love your lists of things you want to achieve / visit / work towards. I love a good list !! I will be really keen to hear how your move goes and all the things that come with making a decision to move. I would love to make a sea change one day but am currently at a stand still due to jobs, worries about making new friends and fitting in to a new community etc etc etc. So, I’m hoping you will share lots about your move. I personally find Instagram easier to “do” than blogging. Not so wordy and time intensive but still getting a message across xx

    1. Thank you Ing! Making such a big move is a double edged sword! I probably would not be moving if my family had not but now I’m looking forward to making SeaChange2.0 . I’m very happy to share the vicarious adventure. My first step is to get a job! Which I think will take the longest time!

  4. I’ve just found your blog and to be honest I love it. It’s real and authentic and I can relate to some of what you say. I found you via the Slow Living tag, because I am planning a post on that topic and wondered if it’s overdone. I’m going to follow you now and hope to read more of your writing. So I hope you’ll keep doing so.

    1. Thank you so much Alegria! I’ll check your blog out as well. I think there is plenty to say in this area as it is all so personal. I’m glad you found some of my musings of interest. I was posting every week but now it’s a bit more fluid.

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