Thursday, 29 September 2011

Do You Ever Feel Guilty About (not) Blogging?

I hold my hands up. I am guilty. Guilty of not blogging but there again when I do do it, I feel guilty about blogging. It seems as though I were caught between a rock and a hard place.
Blogging should be fun.
How did it get that I feel guilty for not blogging? That I feel bad for not checking in and reading everyone's posts, for not commenting and twittering? Why do I feel a sense of obligation?
I love reading people's blogs and I enjoy writing comments and I think that I can make a differnce if only a little bit to each person's day through an acknowlegement however short. I know I like people to comment and I treasure each and everyone. Is it that then? The fact that I have been remiss and not been active showing people that I appreciate it when they visit?
I've been rude and I know it and thus I feel guilty.
What excuse shall I drum up? Should I make excuses at all?
I've had a difficult time chickens to the vet, whole flock to be medicated serious thoughts on whether to carry on with them; boys to clubs and partries and school and matches - it feels as if there are no more weekends. I have entered my taxi years.
And then I've been ill with a flu-like virus. High temperature headaches, aching joints, feeling like death and slightly, ever so slightly out of my mind. Only good thing to come out of it is a loss of appetite and  a drop of a kilo in weight (one must look on the bright side of things).
So I make excuses.
I ask to be forgiven.
I know everyone will be generous. It's why I love the blogospehere.
Wish I could be as generous with myself, for I still feel guilty for not blogging. I hope to be back on form soon, to do better, to get out there and perhaps you never know enjoy myself again without the guilt pecking away too much....!


Zoƫ said...

Just be you - blog when you can, its your gift to us, its not something we can demand. Be kinder to yourself, there is nothing to feel guilty about x

Milla said...

Howdy Tatts! Hope you're feeling better. Blogging's not what it was really. Love comments too (greedy!) but blogger can make it a PITA w all the registering and word verif and then losing them. Aaaargh.

Tattie Weasle said...

Zoe - You see wonderful people! Will try to be kinder it's too hot not too!
Milla - PITA? tho will admit word verif etc drives me nuts but there again I don't like the spammers...never had them in the old days....

Expat mum said...

In answer to your question - NO.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Blogging's fun . Once it becomes a chore , it's probably time to have a rest . But luckily there are no rules about how often one blogs .
Actually , there's probably a recognised etiquette .... " Chickens and children first " .

Suburbia said...

I don't think you should ever feel guilty, it takes all the fun away. We all get times when we can't keep up and 'real' life takes over.

Sorry you've been ill. You need time to yourself, forget the rest :-)

PantsWithNames said...

Ahh Tats, we've all been here. I reckon keep doing what your doing and remember that blogging is supposed to be fun, when it isn't have a break. Sorry to hear you've not been feeling great... x

Von said...

I don't do guilt these days, it's so time consuming, suggest you pass it on elsewhere.Love your blog, love hearing from you but no expectations that's the fun of the blog.Hope you feel better soon, very soon.

Rob-bear said...

Guilty about blogging? No. It's like the prayer for pastors as they're about to "speak the word":

Lord, fill my mouth with real good stuff,
And close it when I've said enough.

When I'm ready to write, I write.

And you? Rude? When?

Do hope body and mind are doing much better.

BTW, did you qualify for your taxi-drivers licence?

Marcheline said...

Well, start with the root of the matter. Guilt. Give it up for Lent, give it up for good, just give it up. I did that long ago, and life has been SO much better since!

When you give up guilt, you must acknowledge that from this moment on you will make all your choices with consideration, for good reasons, and then live with them peacefully. If you look back on something later and think it might have been better to have done something else, you remind yourself that when you made the decision, you did the best you could with the information you had available at the time. And you move on.

I know it sounds simplistic, but it is actually that simple. It's a decision.

Now, getting down to blogging... it's not a JOB, it's a recreation! You should only sit down at the keyboard when you have something to say that you want to share. I've known bloggers that stayed away from the keyboard for months at a time, and you know what? I still came back to read them when they resurfaced! We're all still to the fore!

Relax. Do what you WANT to do. You only go around once, enjoy every minute. Don't regret anything you do - instead, make plans to do the things that will make you happy!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Unfortunately, I used to feel guilty for not blogging and not commenting on posts but I've stopped that now. It was turning into a full time job without pay and I was finding I had no time for anything else.

So, no, I don't feel guilty, but I used to.

Hope you're okay now xx

Go on you know you want to...


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