Monday, September 7, 2009

sayonara, so long, adieu, adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bye

This morning I sat down at my computer to blog and I couldn't think of a thing to say. That's been increasingly the case over the last month or two...it appears, sadly, I've lost the will to blog.

Life is busy, busy these days. I've started to take on a bit more work (one of my current projects is setting up a website for my business www.barecommunications.com.au - nothing there yet, but soon will be!), have a few voluntary roles on the go, as well as the usual demands of motherhood. And I figure that when something I began for the sheer enjoyment (this blog) starts to feel like an obligation, it's time to ask why I'm doing it...so, I'm taking a break.

I want to thank you, dear readers, for coming along on this ride and sharing your opinions along the way. I have absolutely loved sharing a little bit of myself with you and I honestly would have gone a little bit barmy over the last six months if not for you. And who knows? I could be back in a month...or a year...or maybe not at all.

Take care...and if you want to keep in touch, you can always find me on twitter (@bugmum) or drop me a line at domesticgoddessonlplates@gmail.com

Amanda
xox

21 comments:

numberchic said...

awwww such a shame you're not going to blog (for the moment anyway).

Nothing more to say as I'll chat to you elsewhere anyway!!

ACTing Like A Mama said...

Oh terribly sad that your blog is taking a recess (I refuse to believe you will give it up for good!) but I completely understand what you are going through. I hope your creative motivation returns in whatever avenues you pursue! Good luck with the business and I am glad you haven't thrown in the twitter towel yet - then I would be really devastated!

sparsely kate said...

I'll miss your blog but I understand completely! Blogging can be a right chore.

I'll see you round the twitter and mamamia xxxx

Liss said...

oh sad, but totally understandable..! but let it be the literal interpretation 'until we meet again'... xxx

Eco-Chic-Mummy said...

Ditto ditto ditto! Your blog was the 1st blog I ever read! So I'm sad to see it go into recess, but COMPLETELY understand why.

Lots of Love,

E-C-M

Aussie-waffler said...

Sadness, but we know you shall be lurking, non ?? Do what you gotta do, be what you wanna be (hey, hey, a feel a song coming...)and we shall see you around the traps.Perhaps your blogging mojo will return with a little breathing space. x

Permanently twenty three said...

Oh high five to you for starting up something - how brilliant for you, Bugmum.

I don't Tweet and only post sometimes on MMia these days, but no doubt will see you about there.

xx NJ

Brenda said...

I'm teary-eyed mamabug!

But go forth and do your thang, I wish you the very best of luck.

Love to you.xxxxxx

dramaqueen said...

You've done a great job Amanda, a well written, warm, positive blog.

Best of luck with the new endeavours.

Just wondering, (as i have a very boring little blog of family happenings for the interstate relos), is there a way to safely archive or print out your own blogs history?

As mine is a kind of family "diary" I would like to keep a "hard copy" of it.....

Does anyone know if this is easy to do?

carly_grace said...

naw! i will see you on twitter then :)

hopefully you'll be back to blogging one day xx

Not Drowning Mother said...

But I only just found you... Was it something I said?

Chantelle said...

You will be very missed. I can't wait to see what you new venture is. x

h&b said...

Twitter-ing killed the blog-gio star? :)

No, I know how you feel - over 4yrs my blog has really gone from family chit-chat and catch-up, to worrying about posting pics of my kids, to now being almost a promotion vehicle for my photography.

It's hard to know what's good and what's write/right, so you've just got to go with your gut .. speaking of which, i'm going to bake those brownies for MG this week .. :)

x

m.e (Cathie) said...

goodluck with your new adventures and thanks for making me smile so many times with your fantastic posts and sharing a little bit about you in each one.
you'll definitely be missed.
all the best to you & your family.
aurevoir lovely ♥

Iris said...

Awww, and just when my own blogging mojo has returned!

I have loved reading L-Plates, you're a marvellous writer and I'll most definitely have a lurk on your new venture :-)

Bethwyn said...

Have a great break, and I hope to see you back posting again, too. I've felt the same way lately, too, so I completely understand.

Amanda said...

Thanks everyone...I'm sure I'll be back when I have a bit of headspace and inspiration! Make sure to keep 'following' to know when I DO pop up again xoxo

Rowe said...

Enjoy your new ventures. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog from time to time, Amanda, I really appreciated your input. Big hugs to your little angels, they are your best life's work.

ninaribena said...

Hi Amanda,

I'm not at all sad for you as I know exactly how you feel, you know I've been itching to the same for a loooong time, but I feel like it's an obligation... think I'll hang in 'til the 2 year blogiversary! If I can make it!?

Thankyou for sharing the parts of you we have seen...
Be free, enjoy the things that are really important,

Lisa x

Mobile-phone-blog said...

I'll see you round the twitter and mamamia xxxx

Thank you for the sharing..

M said...

totally understand. Just coming out of a blog-fog myself. Keep your options open and never say never.