Love it. Hate it. Blogging.

Its a love/hate relationship but one thats a keeper.Learn the ups and downs of Blogging

Some days it feels amazing, other days it drives me insane.



Three months in and I have mixed emotions on my newly acquired hobby.

Five things that drive me mad about blogging.

1: That all-consuming moment when I have an idea just bursting to come out of my head but I have to sit at the dinner table, listening to my plumber husband telling me about how the pipe wouldn’t screw onto the o-ring  and how it’s been a hell of a day. In my head I’m screaming “Shhhadd uuup!  I don’t care. Eat faster. Go and take the dog down the road for a poo so I can scribble some notes down”. Though in reality, I have to sit there and say “Ahh, that’s nice, why didn’t you use your pipe twister?” Then smile. And wait. Like a pshyco.


2:  Every area of your life becomes an opportunity for a blog post. The kids say something and I start muttering and chuckling to myself like a mad woman. Them, staring in disbelief and horror threatening, “you’d better not post that on FaceBook-I’m warning you” Me, scribbling furiously with my little but end of a pencil on the back of the shopping list, shaking like a hag possessed.

3: The stupid hours I’ve wasted on setting things up on my site, only to disappear again two days later. I think all blogs should be written on the back of supermarket receipts then thrown into the sky for someone to find. No stats. No header configuration. No ranky, wanky rating thingys.

No readers. Ok, good point.

I just don’t deal very well with anything techy. It drives me insane and makes me cry.

4: You start dreaming of a life where everything you have is sponsored and so therefore free. Free holidays, free wine, free carpets. Free anything I could write a post on convincing people how amazing the product was. The reality? Sending the kids to my mums for the weekend, getting sloshed on a bottle of cheap red wine, and putting my slippers on so I can’t feel the grit on the tiles in the kitchen.

5: Since I’ve started blogging my house is a shit tip.

Five things I love about blogging

1: It’s something just for me. Blogging is mine. All mine. For the past sixteen years, everything I have undertaken ties to my kids in some way. Singing lessons so I can use my diaphragm to scream at them without hurting my voice. Going to the gym in the mornings so I don’t have to listen to the same old crap about who’s turn it is to put the dishes in the dishwasher. Meditation. They think I’m a weird new age freak. Good. It keeps them out of my bedroom for at least half an hour.

2: I hadn’t realised what an amazing blogging community there is out there. I never believed for one minute that people, strangers, would be interested in reading my work. That other writers would take the time to connect with me and even comment on posts. If you’re a saddo like me with no friends (other than two teenagers who spend time with you through no choice of their own, and a bull mastiff dog with anxiety issues) it’s wonderful for your self-esteem.

3: You get to say stuff that you wouldn’t dare say in real life.   Meet me face to face and all I tend to say ”Ahhh, that’s nice.” A lot. Although to be honest, you’ll probably never get to meet me in real life because I’m antisocial. I just stay at home with my dog. And cry a lot in the toilet.

4: You get to read fantastic posts from extremely talented writers. Before I started blogging I’d  scan the National Geographic for five minutes in the toilet each morning. That’s if I was lucky. Usually, it meant reading the same page over and over since I always lost my place. Now, I have an array of well written and more often than not funny posts at my fingertips. Men and women who write about all the stuff I love,  such as  how hard it is to be a parent.  It’s so refreshing to read about other things other than why the world is running out of water and what the green-eyed frog lives on in Mozambique.

5:  I’d forgotten how much I love to write. I used to write letters to my friends when I was on holiday or when I went travelling. I’d write to my Grandma every week (admittedly in the hope that she’d cello tape a pound note to the inside of her next letter). It’s a creative outlet. I love how it makes me feel when I release all of that ‘stuff’ inside of me. I feel incredibly lighter after I’ve written things down and a bonus? I’m a really nice person for about three hours after I’ve published a post.


Maybe two.


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My Random Musings

132 thoughts on “Love it. Hate it. Blogging.”

  1. This is the funniest love it/hate it post I’ve ever read (& I’ve read a few!) You’re so funny! Only just stumbled across you from the linky but I shall be coming back for more for sure! And as for you crying in the toilet, well now, that just makes me downright sad, there’s no need for that young lady and if I lived nearby (who knows, maybe I do – maybe I’m the awful neighbour making you cry!?) (I hope not!) but anyway, if I lived nearby I’d definitely attempt to get you out of the crying-toilet. It’s not right! Nice to meet you. #tweensteensbeyond

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    1. Oh Alex you darling! What a lovely comment😘 If you happen to be in Taranaki, New Zealand then maybe we are neighbours!( if it’s you, sorry I put my recycling in your wheelie bin, I missed the pick up…) if not, I look forward to a happy blogosphere relationship with you! X


  2. You are absolutely right 🙂 Blogging is like a creative drug, with a love-hate relationship! Darn those receipt papers, there have been some awesome blog posts that have started on the back of them! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging Hope to see you next week! x

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  3. Oh I hear you!! There are so many ups and downs to blogging, I go through phases of loving and hating it for all the reasons you mention, I love the sound of your doggy by the way, sounds like a great companion! Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink this week.

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  4. So glad that you have joined the scene, we certainly love having you here and at #tweensteensbeyond. It is all the things that you say – you are a fast learner. And you are also very popular Liz – that is clear – so you can take lots from that and fill up your jar of loveliness. Another house here in need of love, I’m further down the line so I guess I just have a thicker layer of dust!!! It’s like nothing else I’ve ever done before but a bringing together of every skill and passion I have. Well done for your achievements, Nicky

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    1. Thank you so, so much for that gorgeous comment Nicky. I absolutely love the community here and feel that at last (it’s only taken 46 years) I have a little place to feel myself. I’m determined to keep going despite the techy stuff that I do t think I’ll ever fathom out! It’s because of support from bloggers like yourself that is littlies keep going ,so thank you again . Liz xx


  5. I remember when I first started and having all of those same thoughts! It is amazing when you discover just how much time blogging takes! I’m 3 years in now and I can’t even imagine how many hours I have spent on it! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday


  6. Ah I love all of these reasons and can so relate to this! I especially like the idea of writing my blog on a till receipt, throwing it into the air and not worrying about the stats, ha!! #DreamTeam

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  7. This is all so true and really made me laugh. “Waiting. Like a psycho” was a particular favourite part of mine 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

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