Time to catch up

a small red tray on a wooden table bearing a cup of cocoa
I haven't blogged much in ages because a) I didn't have much time and b) no one reads blogs anymore.

Point a) I have been in my new job for 4 years now, I'm comfy in it, in fact I've been seconded for special ops for the last year (don't ask) and so I started to realise I can have that time again. I can make space to blog.

I have been using my lunch hours more productively though. When I worked for the NHS I spent each lunch break at my desk, grabbing a sandwich, catching up with emails, punting out a blog post. Since changing my job I now make a conscious effort to leave the screen, and I tend to read and relax for an hour. It's really rather lovely.

Oddly part of my new job involves learning to write. Learning to write in a way that is easy to understand and is readable. This will be a good test!

Point b) Does no one read blogs? I know I stopped reading them but I think that was because I was reading blogs that hadn't moved on, hadn't changed and hadn't grown. This blog started as a diary, then became a place to rant, rave and moan (something social media has stepped up to cater for) and finally became a 'mum blog' following the trials of parenting but now...? Now my baby is 23 and I am...what? Still a mum, still a wife, still employed, a dog wrangler...and maybe a blogger.

So let's cut to the chase. What will this blog become next? Something about me? More rants and moans? Suggestions and top tips? Maybe all of those. I have decided to blog at least once a month. Seems doable. I am on Mastodon now, having given Twitter the old 'heave ho' ; check out my waffling over there and I will let you know when I post something longer here. 

I will take another look at the theme here to check it's clean and simple on PC and mobile (let me know via comments or on Mastodon if you see obvious changes that are needed). I will also have a think about the blog name. 

And will I be concerned about SEO? (search engine optimisation) no, no I will not, because if Mastodon as shown my anything it's that we don't need to rely on cheats and algorithms. People pass on the good stuff just fine. 

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1 comment:

  1. I'm back and blogging. Dont care whether anyone reads it but I enjoyed the writing and have missed that although I definately need to not write blog posts in work as I did years before. BNM x


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