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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

To blog or not to blog....



.....that is the question.

I enjoy reading blogs, especially well written ones. I like to read what others have to say about all sorts of things. Other peoples thoughts on life are interesting to me.

I have a lot to say about many things (not all of it educated, informed or even interesting and a lot of it involving a wide range of swear words!) but I have a lot to say. I guess that's why one of the words most commonly used to describe me is 'gobby.'
I'm not sure if it's meant as an insult but I don't take it as such. I have opinions and I am not shy of telling people what they are, as my long suffering husband will testify. I do like to think that I am willing to listen to others opinions too, especially those which have been researched and carefully considered. So when a few people suggested I start a blog, I thought 'yeah, why not, how hard can it be? I can say what I want to say, when I want to say it.' That's like a version of Heaven to me!!
Only problem is, when I actually sat down to start writing, my mind went blank. What can I write about? What makes me think anyone is going to be interested in what I have to say? Heck, what do I even HAVE to say? This blogging thing isn't easy, trust me!
 I am sure in time that a gobby cow like me will find rants and ramblings actually do come easy. Look at all the fodder I have. Autism, politicians, welfare reforms, wilful ignorance about disability, rude people, nice people, global warming, Boyzone ( only joking!!, Well, I might mention them once or twice!) teenagers, social media, the list is endless.

So if you are interested in reading the ramblings of a 40 something autism mum, I'm your blogger!
I hope you will join me, because if no one does, it's akin to me having a conversation with myself sitting on my sofa. Scarily, I do that often, although much of the time the conversation is actually with my 17 year old or my nearly 4 year old, but I might as well be conversing with myself for all the response I get! Unless of course the words 'pizza' or 'chocolate' are mentioned then suddenly they are all ears.

Back to the original question though, to blog or not to blog. In a conversation with myself on the sofa last night we unanimously decided to give it a go. So here I am, and I hope you are here too. If you are, then thank you for your company and if you aren't, well, I can say what I like about you because you won't see it anyway! Unless someone tells you. But the first rule of being a blog reader is 'What happens on the blog stays on the blog.'  At least I think that's what it was. Maybe it was 'Don't talk about anyone in case someone tells them and you get into hot water.'

I think I need to have a conversation with myself about it.






Until next time.....



16 comments:

  1. Karen @manicmippismum28 May 2013 at 17:49

    Love it! I started a blog wondering what the heck I was doing, and suddenly I find myself happily churning out whatever pops into my head at odd hours of the day or night. I too write a lot about autism. Good luck and enjoy yourself.

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    1. Thanks for that Karen. I must go have a read at your blog, get some tips!!

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  2. you a gobby cow i'd like to meet the person that first called you that, i assume they are still in hospital lol ..a nice first blog though you gobby cow lol.... hibby chubbs xxx

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    1. Ha ha!! I think they are out now, but they walk with a limp ;)

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  3. wtg Laura ....I will most definitely be back ...try keeping me away hahaha xxx

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  4. Good onya Laura!
    I'll look forward to each instalment, as & when I read then!
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Vicki, I appreciate your support x

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  5. So will I! I'll read anything about Sunshine Boy! I pray for only good comments and positivity on here, as well as on FB.

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    1. Thanks Harriet. As long as no one is abusive,I'll be happy x

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  6. Enjoy the journey it will take you on :)

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  7. Awesome Laura look forward to lots of interesting things ♥

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    1. Thank you Donna. I will try ;) xx

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