Wednesday, 6 February 2013

All fur coat and no knickers



A couple of months back I wrote about how I was tired of blogging and fed up that people I knew in the real world were reading this blog. And I was. So a few blogger friends gave me some advice.

Take a complete break from it all, they said. Leave it for a couple of months and then decide what you want to do.

But I didn't do that. Instead I started a brand new blog and starting writing under the new name. And it felt good....for a while. A very short while.

Then I started to feel something that I couldn't quite identify at first, a bit like homesickness but for this blog. Blogsickness, if you like.

I had intended the new blog to me the 'new me', to be all shiny and new and positive and stuff like that. And on the whole, it was. It was a pretty blog, it IS a pretty blog with pretty photos and pretty banners.  Except it didn't feel like me.

To coin a northern phrase, it felt very much 'all fur coat and no knickers'. Y'know, fancy on the outside but no substance to it.

Plus, the world and his wife seem to know that I write this one now so why bother starting a new one for them to find that one too. What would I do then, start a third one?

Nah, I decided to come home.

This blog has played a big part in my life for the past four and a half years, and I missed it.  I know most people couldn't give a flying you-know-what which blog I use but I'm happy to be back.

Oh, and it's nice to see you again.