Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Need To Rethink

As you can see, I've taken a break from blogging. Its not so much that I find my days crushingly exhausting but more because I am no longer clear about what this blog is for. When I first started it, we had just moved to Palembang, Indonesia and there was so much to share with friends and family. We had a 7 month old baby and we were living in a very foreign place. People needed to see what I was seeing.

We have two children now and we live in Brisbane, Australia. The blog says "...a place for venting, raving and mumbling in general..." However,  I don't want to vent here any more because I have developed a new loathing for people who complain and I'd hate to be one of them. I also don't want to be another one of those mummy bloggers who takes a thousand pictures a day of their genius and most beautiful children and rave about them. And mumbling...well, it would be boring if all the blog had to offer were my somewhat tangential thoughts on my day to day life.

So basically, the blog has lost its purpose and its voice. I'm am in thinking mode now....keeping my thoughts to myself until I can sort them out....


Mike said...

I too am mulling over whether to cut back or even eliminate my blog. It's been tough finding worthy material lately.

Bilbo said...

I understand what you mean. I think I can always find interesting things to write about, and my readership and comment total seems to be holding steady, so I have no plans to cut back at the moment. When I run out of things to say, and it stops being fun to do, I'll stop. I've always enjoyed your takes on things ... the posts from Palembang and about your travels around Asia were very interesting and enjoyable, and since I will probably never make it to that part of the world, I experienced it through your observations. I think you can probably find interesting things to write about in The Land Down Under, and in your continuing travels, and I'll always look forward to reading them. Best wishes to you and your family!