Trying too hard?

A question for all you bloggers out there – do you ever feel like you’re trying too hard with your blog and getting nowhere.  That’s where I kind of feel that I am at the moment.  Perhaps its because I’m spending a lot of time at home with the children, trying to avoid all the nasty bugs that are floating around, trying to sort out a routine for Beanie Boy and trying to avoid the shops because I’ll only spend money that doesn’t need spending!  I just don’t feel inspired by very much, sometimes when I want to write a post I can just sit looking at my laptop for half an hour and not be able to think of a single thing to write.  Thank goodness for the 365 project – without that I think my blog would have been blank for the majority of January.

I have been writing about starting the weaning journey with Beanie Boy but I can’t really do a post every day just to tell you what he has eaten – where’s the interest in that?  However, he’s doing pretty well – so far baby rice, carrots, potato, porridge and carrots with sweet potato are a hit!

One thing that’s been confusing me and making me wonder why I bother, is that BlogGrader thingamy bob?  I’m getting more page views and comments now that I ever have yet my blog grading has dropped from 90-something to 16?!?!?!?!?  I’m not normally swayed much by rankings etc.  As long as SOMEONE is reading my blog and I’m getting a few comments here and there then I’m happy but to be honest, BlogGrader has made me feel pretty meh!

Perhaps I need a blogging holiday?  I think Beanie Boy’s night feeds are catching up with me – I have a stinking cold and feel pretty much brain dead.  If I go away for a while, will you still love me tomorrow? 

I decided last week that I wanted to spend more time reading other people’s blogs – not just dipping in and out of them, I mean actually reading them from the start and getting to “know” the person behind the blog.  I realised that although I had read lots of different people’s posts I didn’t really know very much about the people writing them.  I put a tweet out asking for suggestions of where to start and I received a response from @Lincolnandme suggesting that I start with @mintyking, so I did!  I really enjoyed just reading, having a peak into someone else’s world, from there I then decided to read @Lincolnandme’s own blog and now now I’m half way through @Mammywoo’s.  I have loved the way that all three ladies write, they are so easy to read and many of their posts have had me laughing out loud.  I wonder sometimes where other people get their inspiration from because it just seems to flow.  Next on my list of “to read” is @Michelletwinmum – yes I actually have a list building up.  If there is any blogs out there that you think SHOULD NOT BE MISSED please comment below.

By for now – I’ll be back when the mood takes me – could be tomorrow, could be in two weeks!

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  1. amanda moore
    January 27, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    Hiya! Keep going, I love reading your blog! In fact on Monday night I had a dream that I’d written a mummy blog because you’d inspired me! Maybe you could write about tired mum’s who suffer from car park road rage, ha ha! Hope you’re ok? X

    • mummymatters
      January 27, 2011 / 10:37 pm

      LMAO I’d forgotten about that! Perhaps you SHOULD start a blog – go on it would be fun!!

      I’m ok I think, just been having one of those weeks I guess. We must catch up soon xx

  2. January 27, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    *Sob*! You didn’t mention my blog! *wail*

    Please don’t take a break, I love reading your posts. I know what you mean though; I’m not feeling the love this week.

    • mummymatters
      January 27, 2011 / 11:45 pm

      Actually yours is the first blog I’ve read from scratch but that’s cos we were tweeting when you started up – sorry I forgot to mention you!! X

      • mummymatters
        January 27, 2011 / 11:47 pm

        Thank you – I do love my blog, as you say it’s great to look back on as the children grow. I think I’m just having a bad week x

  3. January 27, 2011 / 11:41 pm

    Keep going and don’t worry worry about blog rankings! I so wish i had a blog from when my 3 were little that i could look back at!!

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