"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

a little bit of blog housekeeping

at the moment, I am going to have to withdraw my energies from visiting blogs so much. I will still visit as I can, but
with the task of keeping Inglewood like a show home, and the garden tidy & ordered
and the wardrobe! [oh the wardrobe.. if i venture in there, I may never be seen again]..but it must be tidied and clothes sorted through..
& other sorting of all manner of things to be sold..
needless to say. I am finding my energies scattered. very scattered. I did consider closing the blog for the time, but I find it is a creative outlet for me...

but of course, then I feel guilty about not visiting your blog and repaying the kind comments, so if you feel that you don't wish to comment here, please don't feel obligated..
I guess this is what is known as blogging without obligations. however, your comments are still very welcome and I will try to reply by email..

while I was writing this post, I remembered 'blogging without obligation' from a few years ago.. and found the post & badge and I have put it into my sidebar..

and some words that i remembered from Daisy's blog:

" Blogging without Obligation, to me it means we are all busy people, we blog to put our thoughts down, to make friends with other bloggers and to receive and reply to comments. Now some people are lucky and can do this on a day to day basis, but some whether through family, jobs or just plain business doing things we enjoy, are not so on the ball as every day. Then that horrid sense of guilt and obligation creeps in, oh I better not go to bed until I have commented on so and so's blog, they might think I am not bothering anymore. This badge showing on my sidebar means, I am still visiting you and commenting, some days and weeks more than others, I work up my list and down my list of contacts, so not everyone gets a comment everyday. If I am busy I won't be around as much, but if it was anything drastic that was happening and I was not going to be around for a while I would somehow get a quick posting up to inform people. Let's keep blogging heartwarming and not let it descend into stress and disenchantment my motto will be WE LIVE FIRST, THEN WE BLOG, otherwise we would run out of things to blog about."

gee I miss Daisy.


Diva Kreszl said...

I certainly understand what a busy time this is for you dear one, moving and selling a home are time consuming. Post when you can and we'll be here waiting for you when you again have a bit more time :)

Fire Byrd said...

wise words from Daisy.
And with my bad back making sitting here tough at the moment, then I totally understand where your coming from .

Imogen said...

How beautifully your friend put it. Good luck with the wardrobe (shudders remembering the misery of moving). Your daily notes are fascinating and touching and I look forward to reading what you've been up to, but of course your *real* life comes first!! Take care!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm a firm believer in Blogging Without Obligation. Life comes first. Do what you need to do now and see you in due course!

Angela said...

Just stopping by to say hi and I love ya, lady!

Anonymous said...

Dear Robyn,
Moving and selling a home is large undertaking to say the very least.
Sorting and packing and everything that goes with it is quite draining.
Keep well dear friend and blog when you feel like it.
Love to you ~

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wise lady, thanks for the remineder of Daisy´s words.

I read your blog every day (it´s in my feeds). I don´t comment every day. I think of you every day anyway. :D It works. :)

amelia said...

I read everyday but don't always comment. It's the best I can do so I'm sure you're allowed to do the same!!! :)

Searching For My Willoughby said...

Blogging is very personal, but if you're not living, blogging seems rather false to me. Take care of your home and all that you have going on. Blessings.

Janet said...

I love what Daisy said - WE LIVE FIRST, THEN WE BLOG. So true! I get behind (just like now) and don't make it around to all the blogs but eventually I get back on track. You are dealing with a lot of things right now so don't worry about visiting. I know you'll be around when you have the time.

Tina said...

Just what I say all the time - sometimes life is just more important than blogging. But I love to come round to the blogs I usually read, just not always have the time to comment on each and every post. I wish I had known about Daisy when she still was here.

linda may said...

Daisy was right!
You control the blog, not the other way around.