Tuesday, 14 August 2012

And it's goodbye from Humdrum

Today I had a breakthrough in the shower! No, I didn't kick in the shower door, I had a brainwave. For ages now, I'd been going through this cycle - annoyance that I hadn't blogged; guilt that I hadn't read anyone else's blog and understanding of the sense of reciprocity and community in the blogging world. I'd been feeling that I couldn't really write what I wanted to write. This is partly because I'm not an anonymous blogger, my family and friends all know who I am; partly because I have to be careful not to write too much about life as a teaching assistant; and partly because I've been looking for a different way to write. I have found more satisfaction with the debate on Facebook than just writing a blog post.

So my brainwave was a plan to put the Humdrum Mum blog on hold for 6 months to see how I feel and how things have changed in that time, and in the meantime I will be using my Facebook page, A Humdrum Mum, to continue noticing and commenting on the small things in life. Friend me if you like, if not, maybe I will see you around sometime. I raise my glass (of iced water) to you!

Thank you to everyone who's ever read my blog and commented on it. At the risk of sounding like an Oscar speech - THANK YOU (in no particular order) to:

Shazzer (my former manager) who came up with the Humdrum idea
The Diary of a Frugal Family (www.frugalfamily.co.uk) whose ideas and reports I have loved
Donkey Trousers (www.donkeytrousers.com) I hope you get the outcome you deserve, I have enjoyed reading your heartfelt posts
London City Mum (www.londoncitymum.com) whose blog was so inspirational when I started out. I love that way you write, you are so smart and funny it hurts
Ladybird World Mother (http://ladybirdworld.blogspot.co.uk) in a world of your own in terms of how funny things happen to you and the way you write
Metropolitan Mum (www.metropolitanmum.co.uk) but duh you are my friend on FB so I will continue to read!
The Life and Times of a Househusband (http://goonerjamie.blogspot.co.uk) whose hilarious posts are so well written
My friends and family members who have read and commented frequently, and anyone who knows me.