Friday, 20 June 2008

I'm Off, And I May Be Some Time.....

This is quite a difficult post to write. I'm thinking of jumping ship for a while. Not because I don't love you all dearly, because I do, but I really feel as a blogger I've more or less ground to a halt for the time being. It's been nearly a year since my first post, I've laughed, almost cried, ranted, raved, moaned and generally taken the piss out of more or less everyone and everything, including myself. And now I'm worried about getting boring and wondering whether it's best to go out with a bang rather than a wimper, or at least take some time out.

I love talking to you, it's always fun, but I've begun to run out of steam. Maybe it'll come back to me, I don't know. I've really tried to write entertaining stuff and all the while blogging and enjoying it, but suddenly I think it's time to give it a rest and have a break for a while.

So I think I'll take a few weeks off and hopefully bounce back with a vengeance ...... we'll see. In the meantime, take care of yourselves. I may not be writing, but I'll still be reading.

Here's looking at you kids.

51 comments:

millions and thousands said...

argh, just when i've found your blog! ah well, archives here i come :)

belle said...

You are always witty and entertaining and I will miss your posts. But I do know that sometimes a break is required. I'm sure we've not seen the last of you yet :)

travelling, but not in love said...

Be sure to come back, if you really must go!

I'll miss you and your witticisms, but hey, if a girl needs a break...

take care. Stop by and visit.


tbnil x x

Lola said...

I hope you'll still be around when I make that trip to Whitnash for you. Till then, have a good break.

She's like the wind said...

We will all miss you, but it is understandable, you'll be back. xx

Maggie May said...

We will miss you! Maybe its a mistake to try to write for other people and not yourself.
Hoping you will be back soon!

Expatmum said...

Have a good break and come back with some great stories.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Enjoy the break (my chillout tent is always open :) TFX

David said...

I'm saddened because I just discovered you, and was looking forward to daily doses.
I will keep you on my reader in the hope that you will be back soon.
Thank you for sharing with us!
Warmest,

David

Norman said...

Well, enjoy the break. Drop in on my comments from time to time, eh? Just to let me know your still around. I'm keeping you link "live" BTW.

Mean Mom said...

Ah, I will miss you. In fact, I have been missing you, for a while, because you haven't been blogging much, lately, of course.

Blogging is quite hard work, isn't it? It is for me, anyway. I can well understand that you need a break. I don't think I will be able to keep going as long as you have, anyway.

You are living in that part of the country, which still holds my heart and I have always felt an affinity with you. The next time I go up to visit my parents, I will give you a wave as I go by. Mind what you are waving, back, now, won't you? I have very sharp eyes, you know! Come back soon! Oh, here I go again. Pass me another tissue.

Nora said...

Blogging needs to be an act of selfishness, something you do for yourself, because you can't help yourself. If you start writing for other people, you get in trouble. Take a break and come back, please.

Highland Housewife said...

Aaw and I only just found you. Hope you come back after a well-earned break. Best wishes

DogLover said...

Next time, how about inviting a few guest bloggers to fill in while you're away?

It'll keep us from forgetting about you! Of course, you may get back to find we've all deserted you for the guest writers' blogs, but I bet we won't have!

Anyway, have a good rest away from us!

Flutterby said...

Your blog has been one of the top ones I go to. I'll miss you but understand the need for a break. Here's to an early welcome back.

the mother of this lot said...

Here's looking at you too, kid.

Mopsa said...

Blimey, all my blogging mates seem to be giving it the elbow. Time to write a book old gal.

Pam said...

Don't go! You ARE funny and interesting and definitely not boring.
If you really must go, make it short please!

Suzy said...

I know exactly what you mean. I've had to take some breaks myself.

You will be missed. But you will be back. We all need to regroup after a while.

Take care of yourself.
Love,
Suzy

Manic Mother Of Five said...

It's that bloody mojo again. Know just how you feel. Sometimes you just need to stop thinking about that next post.

Keep popping by.......

Lots of love

MMoF xxx

Frog in the Field said...

Oh fine, just bugger off when you feel like it!!
Oh, everyone else is saying nice stuff...erm, ahem, well have a jolly good rest old girl and, um, well, do call in some time!!
Frog
-x-

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I know just what you mean, as I've been feeling much the same way. Go off and take a break, but please come back. No one makes me laugh quite like you!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

NOOOOOOOO!! Don't leave us. You make my day, my week, my month, my year.

But sometimes a rest is needed. We'll be here when you come back.

Swearing Mother said...

Thanks everyone, please don't forget me.

Missing you already.

Jay said...

AAAGHH! Nooooooo!!!

I've not been around much, because I'm on holiday, but I will definitely miss your blog. Come back!!! All is forgiven!!

Jay said...

AAAGHH! Nooooooo!!!

I've not been around much, because I'm on holiday, but I will definitely miss your blog. Come back!!! All is forgiven!!

Miriam said...

Will miss you, love your writing. Do enjoy the break, and I'm glad you're taking a break rather than letting one happen. Please come back, mimi

GoneBackSouth said...

Yes I know how you feel - I did that too and didn't post once in the whole of April. Luckily bloggers are overwhelmingly forgiving and readily available - you can disappear and then reappear and you're instantly friends again! Have a good break - see you when you get back. x

belle said...

psst! Am having a wee competition and party over at mine to celebrate my blogoversary. Sincerely hope you're up to a night of partying :)

CrazyCath said...

SM you have to come back! You were the first site I visited after dad's and I will always visit. You could NEVER be boring!!! You have always evoked some emotion from me when I read your blog. Not always the appropriate emotion, but it was still emotion...

The only reason I don't get around as often is because I now visit so many and I am totally disorganised.
So keep reading, keep commenting so we know you are ok, and COME BACK!

Tina said...

Trust me, you'll feel infinitely better for your break. Remember, you're writing for you, not us.

Take care bab

T
xxx

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

And there was me popping by to have a read and yer having a break! Good on you. You'll be much more refreshed and feel more up to it after a break. Come back with renewed vigour.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Dear SM, do hope you haven't gone for good - your devoted readers are waiting. Enjoy your break and come back refreshed. Sorry it took me so long to catch up, but will be looking out for you.Love M xxx

Winchester whisperer said...

SM - be sure to come back in September and have a great summer

david mcmahon said...

Let us know when you're back.

CrazyCath said...

Just popping over to say "HI!" and hope you are ok. Still thinking of you.

Stay sane. ;0)

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

come back soon - have just stumbled upon your blog and love it!

Swearing Mother said...

This "resting" business is SO much harder than I thought!

Thanks everyone for keeping in touch with me, I appreciate it.

Miriam said...

good to see your comment, above, and comments on wifeey's site too, hope you're doing ok, mimi

CrazyCath said...

OK. So having checked in on you and let you know I was thinking of you, I was writing this post see?
And I have been tagged sooooo many times and forgotten to do the tags. So I thought I'd get it all out of the way. Then I had to tag people. And I thought "Who have I not heard from in ages? Who wouldn't mind a tag 'cos she likes a laugh?"

And I thought of you. Wicked of me when you want a rest I know. But, wicked is sometimes fun. ;0)

So, your tagged babs. Come see but if you don't want to do it, that's fine. (It's not a hard one. It's fun.)
(((hugs)))

belle said...

I know you're having a break but you still came to my Cakes and Ale party. Oh yes you did! Come and see what you got up to ...

missing you

CrazyCath said...

SM - not a problem. Real life sometimes takes over dunnit?
You take care. And keep the wordle on back burner for when you want to post again. Bookmark the link if you want - it's useful future blog fodder. ;0)

Mean Mom said...

Hope you are OK. There are awards at my place. I know that you are resting, but I couldn't leave you out.

Valleys Mam said...

Recoup and revitalise - but dont give up, write for your self and not an audience.
I so enjoy your blog and comments
so I say hurry back xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tina said...

Oi! Bab? Come out for a minute & come to mine. You know you want to...

mutleythedog said...

Wondered what had happened to you.. now I know. I have o[posted loads more than you and I am not boring and whatnot... am I!?

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yep! I'll read your back posts too (just found your blog)...Good Luck!

Valleys Mam said...

Ok time to speak to us again

merry weather said...

Bounce back soon Jane - when you feel like it. You're so funny.

I know what you mean, I come and go. Doesn't matter - but the Capt Oates thing - makes me wonder? Hope you're fine...

I'll come back another day :)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

oh such a shame lve only just found you, but theres pleanty here for me to read....

hope you come back soon...

more adventures..

CrazyCath said...

Awww shucks. Just checking in again and you're still off gallivanting.

Hope you're ok. Still thinking of you.