30 days, 30 posts. I did it!

I have to be completely honest, I didn’t think I would. When I first had the idea to do this 30-day blogging challenge, my head-wrecking self-doubting inner voice scoffed at me: “You won’t stick to this. You’ll be lucky to get half way.” IN YOUR FACE INNER VOICE! For the past 30 days I have posted a blog every single day. And as the wise Kelly Exeter predicted, it has been good for … [Read more...]

Not another recap post

Post 24 and I’m on the home straight of this 30-day blogging challenge. I have to admit as I dragged my knackered body out of bed this morning and contemplated the resumption of all the kid’s activities this weekend, I thought to myself: “No one will notice if I skip today”. And I was right. No one probably will notice, apart from me. It would irritate the hell out of me if I skipped today, … [Read more...]

The recap post

It is 10 days into my 30-day blogging challenge: my way of loosening up the fingers and just bashing out some words without over-thinking them. I know – me an over-thinker…who’d thought? *cough*So, here’s what I’ve learnt so far:Finding the time to write hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be, but I probably have the cricket to thank for that.I’m writing most of my posts during the evening, … [Read more...]

The secret of success…

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...I have a theory about successful people. I’ve developed this theory by observing the ‘high achieving’ people around me who I am lucky enough to call my friends. I have friends who have excelled in the sporting world, the corporate world and the artistic world. Friends who are excellent at doing the thing that means the most to them – whether it be … [Read more...]

The blushing blogger

My friend leaned over the table towards me.“Why do you blog?” she whispered, head low like she was asking me for my favourite sexual position.I blushed. I don’t know why I blushed. But I did. “I dunno. I just like to,” I said uncomfortably.We stared at each other for a few seconds before letting off a burst of diversionary inane chatter about the weather…if we should order the chicken or the … [Read more...]

30-day blogging challenge

Post 1/30Last year my blogging was a tad on the slow side.I could blame the two hefty communications contracts that kept me very ‘busy and important’. Then there was the new house. The move. The kid’s school activities. The kid’s after school activities. The school lunches. The washing. The cleaning. Feeding the dog. Walking the dog. Getting that stain out of the carpet in the corner of the living … [Read more...]

Confessions of a slow blogger

Forgive me bloggy gods for I have sinned. It has been 28 days since my last post.I must confess to being distracted by the temptation of the almighty dollar. Lured by the desire to make money. Wait, I mean the need to make money. You see, Busy-And-Important-Husband and I have decided to buy a house. What’s that saying, ‘once bitten, twice shy’? Well, not us.You may, or may not know that we are … [Read more...]

Imperfect conditions

(Source: guvendemir via iStockphoto)  I've been writing for a while now. I started out completing a degree in journalism and since then I’ve written for magazines, for corporations and for myself. And I have loved bashing out every single word.However, in the earlier days those words didn’t always come easily. When I sat down to write, be it for work or personal reasons, I needed the perfect … [Read more...]

‘Mummy blogging’ – the truth

Lately I’ve read a few articles in mainstream media about blogging: the ‘mummy blogging’ phenomenon in particular. While I’m delighted that some of the talented bloggers (who are also mothers) that I follow are receiving some well-deserved publicity, I’m also a tad bit annoyed.Annoyed because these articles often paint a picture of bored housewives lured to the keyboard by the promise of free … [Read more...]

I’m not a troublemaker…I’m just a mum

Sometimes a little voice whispers in my head: “be careful what you write…you never know who could be reading.”And then I hit the publish button.Sometimes friends email me on the quiet, asking who some of my ‘characters’ are based on…especially those pieces about my experience in the corporate world.  Of course I keep schtum. It’s never my intention to ridicule or disparage. Then there are times … [Read more...]