Saturday, 24 March 2012

Coffee and Thoughts about the Blog.

When I have a free Saturday I tend to get up hours before the lovely Dr James and potter around downstairs. One of my Saturday pleasures is squaring up the living room nice and tidy, making a coffee powering up the laptop and having a read through the weeks blogs. This is a much more focused and self indulgent spot of ‘me time’ than the odd glimpse on my phone throughout the week.

This week Vera and I sat down for a coffee.

Yeah Vera is my all time favourite drinking vessel and I’m sure I will cry if ever she gets broken. I read a couple of posts, in particular monkeys thoughts and this one from Mrs B along with Em's thoughts (mainly on twitter.

I attempted to write how I feel down, but it’s tough going so I stopped then Vera watched whilst I painted my nails my favourite shade ‘Forever’ by 17.

Then we had another coffee, and I think I figured out what to say.

Sometimes the blog world is quiet sometimes it’s loud, sometimes the blog world is at rest and sometimes agitated.  There are many facets to our community different blogs have different undertones from fatshion to FA to relationships to health. Blog content is a personal thing, no two blogs are alike.

I have been blogging since Jun 2010, I started to showcase the things I wear and share thoughts because finding decent plus clothes that are as fashionable as their straight size counterparts is difficult. I also found if I didn’t make an effort I just looked very scruffy and unkempt. I thought my experiences might be helpful to other gals looking for decent clothes! I have always put a lot of effort into shopping and dressing so why not share it? Some gals were already doing this successfully and were a real inspiration.

For some time now I have been trying to figure out my feelings on this whole blogging world. I must say I have been feeling something hasn’t been right and for Em to open the dialogue validated my feelings, and forced me to think about them, so this is it:

The community has grown and changed over the past couple of years that I have been involved. People come and go, some folk I identify with, some not so much. Sometimes I feel momentarily overloaded by reading sponsored posts and event summaries. Sometimes I worry the blog world makes me want to spend more money than I should.

Then I remember I have made genuine flesh and blood friends through blogging who I will happily eat drink and be merry with! I know lots of gals on-line who I actually care about, what's happening in their lives and how they are. The benefits of this game by far outweigh the negatives.

So my blog will continue to move on in its own haphazard direction, I will endeavour to bring decent photography, full length shots, along with ramblings from my life. I will continue to vote with my feet and buy and review things that I like. I will attend to odd event, mainly for a good old natter but I will bear the secondary consequence of eating cake with grace. 

If things get a little much for me I might be quiet for a couple of weeks, but I’m not going anywhere!

On that note I think Vera and I deserve another coffee, have a superb Saturday out there in the sunshine folks!


  1. I really enjoy reading your blog, and find yours is one I can relate to. Have a lovely Saturday too, hope the sun is shining, and vera lives a long, happy life x

  2. Thanks Gem, I'm so made up that you like the blog and relate to it, I'm really flattered! I will pass on your best wishes to Vera!

    1. p.s. I think your blog title is inspired!

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