Friday, 12 March 2010

I have a confession to make

Dear Readers

My name is Emma and I’m a Blogaholic!!!!  I think it may be overtaking my life to the detriment of all the other stuff that I should actually be doing. 

Since we got back from Australia I’ve been kind of on a mini self destruct session.  I don’t mean self destruct as in running around the Village Green naked but just not taking care of myself properly.  I’m back to pigging out on chocolate, drinking too much vodka, not exercising, not sleeping enough and just opting out of normal life in general.

Some of this is due to the fact that I spend many, many hours online reading blogs, commenting on blogs, networking with other bloggers and Twittering.    I had a bit of a Eureka moment when reading Theta Mom’s blog on a similar subject, but what I’ve discovered is that it’s just me putting pressure on myself.  Too much pressure to comment, to read as many blogs as possible, too get my name out there and some days I find it all a chore.

I love this whole blogging community and the new friends that I’ve made.....some of whom I’m going to get to meet at CyberMummy in July...which I just cannot wait for.  However I just don’t have the time or energy to keep trying to ‘promote’ my blog as it were!?!  I’ve decided to take a step back for a while and stop worrying what my Analytics say or if I’m popular and just get back to enjoying having my own writing space.

This weekend I’m going to try and wean myself off gently and stay offline for the whole weekend.....yikes already I’m beginning to feel a bit panicky but will anything go wrong in my life if I don’t check Twitter every 10 minutes?.....probably not!!!  So what will I do with a cyber free weekend????

I’m going to hang out with my Beautiful Chick and be silly. 

I’m going to least as much as Chick will let me!!!

I may or not clean the house from top to bottom.

I’m going to go for a run in the Countryside and enjoy the fresh air.

I’m going to try to stay off the vodka (or maybe have a couple of glasses less ;-)

We are going to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D.....not sure who is most excited about this one.

Sunday is Mothers Day and as a treat to me, we are going to raid Blockbusters and stay home for the entire day watching T.V. or reading books.  I cannot wait.

Hope that you all have a fabulous weekend/Mothers Day too!


  1. Happy Mother's Day!!!!

    And, I comment on other's blogs a lot too. But I do it because it's nice. right? ;)

  2. Thanks Heather. It is nice to read and comment on other people's blogs....just as I love getting comments on my own ;-)

    I love this whole blogging community too but I'm just trying to take some pressure off myself so that I have time to sleep as well as work and bring up Chick!!!

  3. Ooh I am going to see Alice in Wonderland today with my seven year old. I am a bit scared though, it looks a bit frightening to me!

    Happy Mothers Day! xx

  4. Fun post -- I can't imagine going offline...but then again, I DO work from home!

  5. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the blogosphere and forget to cherish the day happening right around you! Great post.

    Oh, just saw Alice in Wonderland last weekend and I thought Anne Hathaway was the best!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  6. Hi Emma,
    Thanks for the CyberMummy mention and for displaying the badge. So you are a Leicester blogger?....
    I am rather (sadly) proud to be the No1 Tweeter in Market Harborough don't you know!!

  7. Oh I love this post and I'm so glad your going to CyberMummy - cant wait to meet you! :D
    Yesterday I was determined to limit my twitter use.. I think I managed it! :D x

  8. I have been telling you for months that the self destruct button has been pressed, but then i am only an organ grinder or am i just a monkey.

  9. dropping by from SITS- totally understand your position... I was obsessed with getting my alexa ranking down and my technorati rating up...and getting enough blog traffic for give aways and now I don't even know if I want to bother... they seem to take over the blog.. still going to review, and do occasional give aways... but I'm not going to push as hard ... enjoy your weekend downtime!