Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What I'm looking at while the others are fishing

As you can see in my previous post, my family is somewhat into fishing. You will note though, the lack of photos of actual fish. Mmmm. That's why I rather stand around with my camera until I get bored and then go read a book.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back again?

I regularly check the stats for my other blog, but because it's been so long since I posted on this one, I haven't been monitoring the traffic for a really long time. So yesterday (while I was supposed to be attending to more pressing matters) I randomly checked Google Analytics and was very surprised to see that some people still come here. So to all those lovely folk, if you ever come here again, thank you for checking in. I think you may have inspired me to make a renewed effort to revive this blog.
I stopped blogging here for several reasons. I created a new site specifically for my business and it absorbed a lot of my time in the early stages. I then got into the habit of not doing regular posts on this blog. I also moved to the Cape which resulted in a whole new way of life and I felt less inclined to spend every waking moment in front of the computer. I run my own business and look after my two children with very little support. I don't have family close-by to help and don't have a nanny. My son struggles at school due to learning problems and this takes a lot of my time. And I need to have free time to spend with my family and with myself.
Starting a blog seemed like such an easy thing to do, but it can be a full-time job all by itself. I soon realised that a certain code exists in the blogging community and that you are expected to make certain contributions if you'd like to create a following. I tried this for a long time. But I just couldn't keep it up. I still read quite a number of blogs, but almost never leave comments. I know that this is frowned upon (yes, I'm a lurker), but I find it too time consuming. I read all my favourites in my reader and I don't click through to all the posts to leave a comment. That might make me a horrible blogger, but that is also why I don't expect you to comment here. Feel free to lurk - trust me, I understand :)

In honour of all those blogs that I read every day, I'll update my blog list within the next 24 hours to reveal those who entertain and inspire me.

And I suppose I can't finish off without a photo or two...