There is no way to skirt around this one. I lost my blogging mojo.
I’ve been blogging since 2009, that’s a fair old time, and when things get busy in work and personal life, I just seemed to loose that ‘oh, I must blog about that’ feeling I always had, and then there seemed just too much to catch up. I’m not going to bleat on about it, though, and I do have a rather funny point to this naval-gazing.
It was my birthday last week, and my other half bought me a copy of the above book that you can see on my desk – Blogging for Creatives (by Robin Houghton, published 2012). My blog and my lack of posting is not something we have particularly discussed, but he must have noticed my last of blog-focus, and so thoughtfully bought me this book. It looks great and I can highly recommend it! I have only dipped in so far, but it goes through in a really logical order all kinds of things to consider when you start blogging, and certainly isn’t teaching your grandmother to suck eggs if you already do blog.
So what’s funny about that? Well, Gary bought me this book for my birthday, as I said. A really timely and thoughtful present.
Then as I thumbed through I discovered that I am *IN THE BOOK! No really! Page 76 if you please. I am referenced as someone who runs a nice creative blog. How funny is that?!
So this book is not only a thoughtful and timely present, but also rather ironic one, too.
Thank you Gary, and thank you Robin, for unwittingly providing me with the nicest possible arse-kick to stop naval-gazing and get back on track – onwards and upwards with the blogging!
Now I really should with you a Happy New Year. Maybe we’ll got with Happy Chinese New Year at this time?
*I should point out that the image and reference to my blog were used with permission, gained at the time through Robin’s publishers, way back in 2011, but I had totally forgotten about it, probably because I never blogged about. Now what does that tell you?