Let’s have some tea – weekend coffee share on the 24th of March 2019

Oh hello, what a surprise that you could drop by!

If we were having coffee, I’d be super happy to have you over. I’d get out a few chocolates. Oh right it is lent, so maybe you won’t be snacking on the chocolate Santa’s.

If we were having coffee, I’d probably serve you some tea as I don’t have any coffee around the house. While waiting for the electric kettle to boil, I’d ask you so many questions. Starting with: how are you?

So how are you? What have you been up to lately? What books are you reading at the moment and what music are you listening to? Have you joined the #fridaysforfuture movement? Are your kids, parents, friends, siblings, pets doing ok? And so on…

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where to start?

I don’t know what to write today. That’s why this post is going up on a Sunday and not a few days ago. Actually, it is not that I don’t know what to write, it is that I have no idea where to start… Should I be writing a story, a little bit about my life at the moment, about how you can eat well and not ruin yourself financially, about not being a materialist, about motherhood and childrearing… the list of ideas is endless.

Maybe I shall write every idea on a piece of paper and then put them in a hat and pick one when I write?

My 30 to 31 challenge is all about getting myself back to writing. I have taken a few breaks from my blog and from the community that comes with it.
And now, I find myself dragging my feet as if I had to jump head first into troubled ice cold water, while not being able to swim.

Does it matter if no one reads my post? It should not!

Is it a big problem if I don’t engage with everyone who comments? Personally, I don’t feel bad if my comments on other blogs or Instagram posts aren’t answered. It is nice to receive a reply, a return visit, a new follower when we comment elsewhere, but I know we all have (or should have) lives outside of our social media.

Personally, I tried to reply always to comments, visit back when I can, BUT this has in the past lead to blogging exhaustion (thus the many breaks). Which is not fun. You end up being scared of your blog as if you were contractually obliged to engage 24/7. But after a certain time, I start missing writing, the feedback, the community and I come back to it, promising myself that this time I won’t over-engage.

So, what now? I want blogging to be fun again, not to be a chore.