When I was pregnant I knew once bub came along that my time would no longer be my own. It would be devoted to her and everything else would come second. Including this blog. Which probably came about 100th on the list after washing, cleaning, oh and trying to have a shower. As Sophie got into a routine things became a little easier and I tried to update this blog as much as I could. The problem then wasn’t only just finding the time, it was finding some brain cells to string an intelligent sentence together.
In the beginning, this blog was for me. A place to vent, whinge and just crap on with whatever I liked. As more people started to read it, I also thought about the readers when blogging and tried to write about topics that pepole could relate to.
I’m guilty of being sarcastic, and having a sense of humour, which led to my Supermodel post. There are many many comments that I have never published on that post, because they are rude and offensive. How dare someone think they can visit my blog, MY BLOG and call me names and carry on. I’m terribly sorry but it is not my problem that you don’t have a sense of humour. I even thought about turning Puff Pieces off and crawling under a rock where there was no Internet connection.
Then I recently received a comment on a random post from a man who didn’t appreciate some spelling mistakes I had made. I’m terribly sorry but I didn’t realise this was the online Macquarie Dictionary. It’s a blog, a very informal casual blog that unfortunately doesn’t have the time to be proof read 1000 times before being published.
And then there’s product reviews. I’ve been fortunate enough to receive 2 products to review. First were the label stickers and then the Softie’s Baby Shoes. And most recently a marketing company invited me to help with the Disney Live! show promotion for the Newcastle shows. Why would I say no to that? It’s a great opportunity for myself and my daughter to experience a live kids stage show and for some Puff Pieces readers to win tickets of their own.
I have never received any financial payment for my writing, so why not enjoy a few perks along the way. I have been approached by companies to publish stories they have written full of links to their clients but I have always refused, and will only write about products I have myself tried and tested.
The fact that 2 out of the current 3 posts on the website are about products/shows is a coincidence. Once again it all comes back to that time factor. And when you’ve just had 6 weeks with limited Internet access because we were renovating, my priorities were elsewhere rather than making sure the current posts on the blog were of an adequate variety. Throw in a one year old who has decided that one day sleep is now enough, and there goes another day, week, month flying by.
Sometimes I think I’m too sensitive to have a blog. I’m too quick to react. But then other times I think why should I bother getting upset. If you have decided to no longer read Puff Pieces, then you probably won’t be reading this. But in case you are, thanks for reading thus far. And be sure not to check in next week when I’ll have another great product review.
Right, so now that I’ve used the washing up time to write this I better go and at least have a shower.