September 18, 2017

Going Slow

Category: Blogging

How slow is slow? 

With only 8 posts published in August and almost a month of hiatus with no post at all since September came 3 weeks ago, I’d say that this has been extraordinarily slow-going.

The number of posts published has been nothing but pathetic. Granted, this has been my slowest-going period ever recorded in my blogging history. No recipes. No Sunday funnies. Na-da.

Nope. I have not fall off from the face of the earth.


Nothing major happened either. It’s the usual rumble of “we got busy” excuse. Only this time, the proportion of busyness was just epic: the kids have been on a looooooong summer vacation, I got sucked into the vacuum of work, we took time off on a road-trip for a family vacation and recently, I started going to school for my weekly Dutch lessons while trying to squeeze some time for my weekly driving lessons amongst other things. 

Like wanting to watch TV and catch up on some reading about life. 

Urrrghhh! Too much. How did life get so hectic? I’d love to be bored for just a day. 

With all the on-goings, I then decided to do one thing when we went for our much needed vacation: I went on a (semi) digital detox.  No emails, no blogging. Just the occasional social media postings and moseying around when I feel like it. Nothing too excessive on the digital front.

At the same time, as much as I missed blogging, my desire for blogging has been on inertia. My writing brain has been really slow to engage. My guess is that the digital detox has worked really well! 

That said, I logged into wordpress today  (forgetting my password) and came face-to-face with an announcement that dated back from a week or 2 ago:

I’m reminded that blogging has always been my happy place. And yes, I should continue to keep it up though finding the time to these days has been a real challenge for me. Most evenings, I have got no more brain space. I think I may have caught the dumb.

Then again, perhaps this is how I should roll: post less. Much less. Because today, I noticed that my subscribers have gone up to 260. That’s 10 more than I remembered about a month ago! How?! (thank you, bloggy friends!) 

All that rambling and I have forgotten 1 thing. I forgot to ask how are all of you doing! Of course I would know had I visited you and because I haven’t gone around in ages, you just have to tell me and leave me your comments. I hope life has been good to you. 

And if you have read this far, thank you for still being here. There’ll be more post and stories to come for sure; it’s just a matter of when (my dumb will desist to exist)

Ahhh..yes! The food, recipes and funnies should be back too. 

Till then, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite photos from our trip last month:

One of the best cafes found in Prague

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  1. Kat

    I’m glad you spent your time with family and you had fun! I’m excited to read more from you again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kat! Glad you are still here. Apologies I haven’t gone to yours for a while…I’ve been the hermit! I’m definitely going to slowly start up my engine again to at least start with some road-trippinn stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good to hear from you! Post at your own pace and for your own desire. Being busy with family is a healthy thing, as is a digital detox.
    Happy end of summer to you guys!
    PS Great news about the Dutch lessons! I hope they’re going well.

    • Thank you for still being here, Katherine! I really do think digital detox is essential to the mental well-being too. I actually enjoyed my time away from it. Happy end of summer to you too! (I’m not sure if that’s a good thing to wish for! LOL). Dutch lessons are fun…just tiring!

  3. Slow is good. My August was really slow (as you saw me write about in the monthly review). It’s good to take a break for a while. Often what I would do during my break is start drafts and jot a super quick, literal title and a couple notes about what I want to write – something we did, something that happened, a random thought, etc… then when I come back to the blog I have a whole bunch of posts just waiting to written. Then you don’t have to start from scratch ๐Ÿ˜€

    • That’s definitely a good tip to remember. I used to do that a lot when I had pockets of time. They just don’t happen anymore of late. Plus, I think it’s an age thing – it’s getting harder to think not the WHAT to write, but HOW to write. How fast can you write one post? Sometimes it takes me ages!!!

  4. Robbie Cheadle

    I have also been ridiculously busy over the past few weeks, Ann. I am pleased to see you back on line.

    • What have you been up to, Robbie? ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I’m back often…it’s still a big challenge! ๐Ÿ™

  5. Congrats to your anniversary and I hear you re the blogging schedule… I struggle big time keeping up… I manage to post things but not the way I used to… Loved your post, it’s good to read you xoxo

    • Thank you for stopping by, Sandra! It has been a struggle for me to blog of late…even this response came very late! ๐Ÿ™ I hope you’ve been well. x.


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