Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Why did I disappear?

I left in a hurry from the blogging world, I just wasn't digging it and started questioning why I was bothering, and who even cares about my shit chat with my other half. I started my blog as a place to practice my writing and to jot down what was happening whilst at uni. I didn't like how I was posting for posting's sake. This time I will be no-pressure-rant-if-I-want-to blogging. Every time I switch on Twitter during a bloggers chat there is the same old debate about PR, if you want to do it then fine! Good for you! If I like your blog, I like it. OK?! We all need to accept that people are going to blog for different reasons, don't sweat it guys.
When I joined blogger I didn't realise there was a statistics page for about 6 months, and now I see people celebrating getting to follower milestones, average page views etc. I know it is important, but once I started getting influenced by all the analytics I lost my way. I'm hugely grateful of all my followers, knowing that people out there want to hear my updates and rants makes me feel great and I hope that more will join for the fantastically fun ride that is Diary of a Diva. I just don't want to be driven by the desire to see my page views rocket. 

In the time I was away I focused on just hanging out, I didn't feel the need to rush home and write up that I had just been out, that I had made a cracking lunch or I had laughed with Lee. Sometimes I think we live in a world of oversharing. I've blogged about it before.

So, what did I get up to whilst I was away?

I went to a gin party (infuse your own gin and get marked on it - great fun) and a night out in St Neots with some old uni friends which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I snapped 100s of photos of London on my morning walks to work. I visited my nan and granddad and I spent time at home. I did boring things like go to work, cook dinner, get stressed about my laundry pile, learnt crochet and drank wine by myself.  

From now on I'm going to focus more on quality, I want to post regularly and for people to enjoy it but still be funny, weird and relateable. I hope you all stay with me and we can have some frigging good fun, including slapping each other with food stuffs and talking to cats

Here, have some photos from my time not blogging:







14 comments:

  1. I had only recently started following your blog before you took a break so it's good to see you back again!

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    1. Thank you Dominique, I hope I don't disappoint! xx

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  2. Glad you're back. I'm recovering from the phase you described as well; blogging became a race for numbers instead of being fun. Hope I'll read more from you soon!
    x

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    1. Ah thank you Ria! It is just so depressing counting stats, I'm being very strict on myself this time! xx

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  3. I get the feeling, from a lot of blogs I read, that what you went through is so very common. I did it too, everyone seems to be doing it, and I really love the blogs that do decide to come back to be themselves. :) Excited to see you back! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I know it is fairly common, I've been through it several times already! xx

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  4. Woah I got worried at first when the chicken came up on my newsfeed- had you disappeared and turned into a chicken I wondered. Luckily no. I feel much the same, I'm constantly falling out of love with blogging and wondering if I'm just churning out the outfit posts like a machine. Urgh. And the blogger chats are very samey. Anywho, nice to have you back. xxxx

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    1. DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT RACHAEL, Your blog is fab. OK?! Don't worry, I'm all human. Chicken related panic over xx

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  5. I left the blogging world (and came back) four times. It's easy to lose sight of why you started blogging in the first place. I think everyone seems to need that blogging vacation. Glad to see you are back and I'm glad I found your blog. :)

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    1. Ah thank you so much! It is so hard isn't it, I used to apologise but now I realise we need it now and again! xx

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  6. I'm fairly newish to your blog, but love it and welcome back! :)

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  7. Welcome back!! I have recently discovered your blog so I am glad you will be contuning with it!

    xxx

    jazzabelled.blogpsot.co.uk

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  8. Welcome back! It goes without saying after the lovely, encouraging comment you left me today what my thoughts are on all this! But I'm glad to see my favourite blogger is back! Now I'm back too don't you go leaving again in a hurry :) xxx

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  9. I've just had that same 'phase' with blogging too still undecided whether its becoming too much of a popularity contest?!
    Welcome back though lovely pictures xxx

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