Wednesday, 12 August 2009

To blog or not?

Morning everyone,

Again it has been ages since I posted on here as my life continues to be hectic even when I'm on holiday! There seems to be a common theme of me apologising whenever I come on here for not posting for ages. I am actually having a bit of a dilemma with this one. I am considering stopping my blog as I feel that I just don't have the time I'd like to spend on it. I go back to work on Monday and have a new role which is going to keep me extremely busy, more so than I was before and to top it all I am applying to go back to Uni to study part time. With that will come lots more work and so realistically I am thinking when am I ever going to find the time to post??

It is such a difficult decision to make as I have really loved having my blog and I have met such wonderful friends as a result of this and I love checking out what everyone else gets up to. Why are decisions never easy? I will ponder some more before fully deciding. At least if you pop on here one day and I'm gone, you'll know what has happened!

Today I am going to be busy with lots of things including filling in an application form, getting prepared for going back to work, ironing and some gardening. Well I'm hoping to squeeze most of that in. I am going to try really hard to find some crafting time tonight (first time in ages) to make some much needed cards for birthdays, engagements etc. We'll see how I got in. I'll leave you with a card I made before I went on holiday. It's very simple but I quitte like it! ;o)

Have a great day whatever you are doing.

19 comments:

weewiccababe said...

its a fabulous card Lainy - I love the simplicity of it.
my advice re the blog would be.... don't delete it, keep it live - and come back to it when you can. I'm sure everyone understands that there's more to life than blogging, but it would be such a shame to lose a great communication tool.
The other thing I would say, is don't apologise - for anything
Debz
xx

Tracy said...

Cute card, I'm sure everyone understands if you don't blog as often as you want but don't leave us altogether.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

TCake said...

Hi Lainy... definitely keep the blog, just pick it up when you can...you never know whats round the corner, I've recently gone back through mine and the bits & bobs that i posted about gramps were a huge comfort.. the only person that is putting pressure on you to blog is yourself!.. hugs ..thanks for the lovely comments as ever. Tx

craftyb said...

Elegant card...very pretty!

I don't know if you've ever noticed a little sign on some other gals blogs "blogging without obligation"..? A blog is quite time consuming...but it is also a lot of fun and is great at keeping you up-to-date with whats happening in the world of craft...so i would say that if you are still enjoying it, keep it!! Join in, have a look-see when it suits you! I haven't had a chance to create or do much blogging this past week, but sometimes its just like that...too busy! Just do whats best for you!! bx

Kellylouj said...

Think this card is so elegant.

Juls said...

your card is gorgeous! Love the colours you have used! It gives a real elegance to the card!

Please still blog, even if you only pop in now and again! we all know that sometimes we are just to busy to fit it in.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lainy,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

June said...

Its simply gorgeous, not o.t.t. just nice and pretty, Please dont leave your blog darlin I just met you, we understnd you may be only able to pop in now and again but your forgiven, you will make the right descision, whatever you do darling best of luck for everything huggies June xx

Louise Forsyth said...

Gorgeous card Lainy, I will miss visiting and seeing what you have been up to, but I totally understand that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

Kath said...

hi lainy....oh we are all going to miss you but like Debbi...don't delete your blog....we will waiting when you have time to come back....and I know life gets in the way....family comes first....big hugs kath xxxxx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

The card is gorgeous Lainy, the image really pops and I love the papers.
There is a world outside blogging, everyone understands that. Whatever you decide will be the right decision for you.
If you keep your blog I will love to visit whenever you post, even if it's only once a year!
Don't apologise for the frequency of your blogging - it's your blog and you blog when you want to.
I wish you the very best in your new role at work.
Hugs, Clare x

Avril Ann said...

Lainy we will miss you desperately, remember in your hectic life you need to keep something you enjoy.....don't give up....I have left something for you on my blog, with hugs and hopes that you do not leave us. Hugs Avril xxx

Lisadwb said...

Love your card. As for your blog- it should be fun, never feel obligated!! Do what you can.

Sarah-Jane said...

Hello dear Lainey, I so hoppe you don't give up on blogging now, we have only just met ;0) besides who would you ask when you get new tools, how to work them? lol! I do understand that life is hectic, but a post once in while is better that no posts at all. Good luck with your uni course too. We only got home yesterday so thank-you for the lovely awards, I will post them asap. Take care and I hope work isn't too haectic, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxxx
P.S. FAb card xx

Mandy said...

Oooo this is gorgeous.
I agree with the other girlies, just post when you can. If you delete your blog you may well regret it when time allows and your creative urge takes over, and never apologise hun everyone has a life, this is a hobby not an obligation xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Lainy, its good to see you back hunny. I know what you mean about finding time to blog. I have exactly the same problem from time to time. I would keep your blog open though hunny as its always nice to be able to pop in when you can. Im sure your blogging friends would be thrilled to see the odd post. I for one will be keeping an eye out for you. You take time out as and when you need it, we will always be here when your ready to return. Have a great weekend hunny, big hugs Linda x

Stempelientje said...

Hi Lainy,

I hope you did get my email about my new blog.

Greetings from Riane

Anne said...

Hi Lainy

Lovely card, this image is brilliant isn't it?

Nice to keep your blog going for as and when...

Thanks for entering my blog candy, good luck!

Mina said...

stunning card Lainy...think long and hard before cutting the ties at least if you keep your blog it leaves your options open...Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for taking the time to follow my blog
Mina xxx