The Little Daily: DAILY??? What was I thinking?

by | Oct 15, 2012 | Little Angie, Little Blogger, Little Daily | 13 comments

TLD 15.10Unrelated but… new hair! Again!

So I had the bright idea for The Little Daily a while back. It was going to be ace because I could post every day sharing a photo and writing a paragraph or two to go with it. Perfect. Little moments, thoughts, ideas captured each day without the burden of constructing my usual lengthy blog posts. Of course, I could still contribute those pieces but without the pressure. The Little Daily would feed the ravenous blog a light snack each day inbetween the more substantial meals – if you were looking for a lame analogy. 

But what happened? The Little Daily became a burden in itself. Why? Because that paragraph or two inevitably turned into more because I am naturally verbose. And not succinct.

I have to spell e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g  o-u-t.

And I was expecting myself to do it seven days a week. On top of the 'real' posts I would also be writing. 

In short, I have made myself crazy.

This mum gig is full-time. Fucking full-time. There is never a point of getting ahead or having nothing left to do because we could always do more. Couldn't we? More meaningful exchanges, quality time, crafty fun (oxymoron alert!), cleaning, cooking, exercising, list-making and deep breathing.

At some point, I have forgotten to breathe out.

So I'm giving myself the space to breathe out. I'm killing The Little Daily – maybe for a little while or maybe forever. I don't know yet. I just know that right now I can't keep up with the demands of my own schedule.

I began this blog to build a profile for my freelance work. I never wanted to be a blogger. What the hell was a blogger? I didn't know. But now The Little Mumma has become it's own (albeit wonderful) thing and the freelance work (read: PAID) barely gets a look in. Something is arse-about there. 

And all the while, I have three little people, a big guy, a home and a life to try and manage.

Of course, none of this is your problem and here I am blogging about blogging which seems really sad but I just felt like I needed to explain that my head is a mess and it's not you, it's me, and if you'll give me a second, I might just find my feet with this thing again.

For the record, you can expect me to blog Tuesdays for Little Weeks, Saturdays for The Saturday Share (aka Heads Up!) and anything else will be dependent on the time I get and the writing mojo I am feeling.

I missed The Saturday Share this weekend gone but I really want to share with you a post by a blogger I have just discovered, Annie at Mummalove. She doesn't write often so you could sit and read through from start to finish but the first post I read was this one.  This is a moving piece about a routine ultrasound scan that doesn't go as expected and how Annie and her husband work their way through the emotional aftermath. Her deliciously gorgeous son, Nicholas, is testimony to the fact that happy endings don't always follow convention. I have been changed since hearing their story.

 

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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13 Comments

  1. Mumabulous

    Your hair looks fabulous. This blogging thing is meant to be fun. Mrs Woog said it so it must be true. If its becoming unfun then its time to take a step back.

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  2. Holly Bicknell

    All the cool kids flip out and take a breather. I pretend I’m cool and do it often. You’ll be back, until then, just relaxxx x

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  3. Madeleine

    Good on you for recognising when things are getting too much. I have no idea how you find the time to write the wonderful posts you do – whether it’s once a week, or every day.

    PS – Love the do! Very 70s and glam; suits you. xx

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  4. Greta

    Oh, I get you. You do what you need to do.

    And I loved the red, but YEOW! The ombre is fantastic on you!

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  5. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad

    Breathe lady. We want you to breathe. We will be happy to wait for anything you have to say/write/blog.

    and wowzers…. you’re a foxy Mumma. LOVE the hair and specs!

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  6. Mummalove

    Firstly, LOVE the hair! Looking like a very glam mumma indeed.

    Secondly, TOTALLY get the over-scheduled mumma scene. I’m finding it hard enough to post a link to other people’s blogs on a daily basis as my commitment to DS month 😉

    And finally, THANK YOU for the beautiful shout-out about Mummalove and my deliciously gorgeous. That is so very sweet of you. He has changed my heart too x

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  7. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you – I think I like this hair, too. But I am all mind-changey so give it a few weeks. 😉

    And yes, a step back. Just a little one.

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  8. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I kind of wish I’d started the blog about 5 years from now! It occurs to me that my plate was already verrrry full. Sigh.

    xx

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  9. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I don’t know either. And actually, I was feeling like they weren’t particularly wonderful and that quantity over quality was becoming an issue. But then, I don’t want everything I write here to be an essay or super heavy. Who would want to read that? I liked that The Little Daily could be anything I wanted. But like I said, it was killing me.

    As to the do, thank you! This was fresh from the hairdresser so it won’t be ‘done’ like that ever again. 😉 But I definitely love the colour. Even if I am about 5 years behind Hollywood with the ombre trend….

    xx

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  10. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Yep. I HAVE to do it. Part of me really doesn’t want to – I just want to find more hours in the day! But that wasn’t working out for me….

    And thank you! Ombre! I’m a fan. xx

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  11. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Ahhhhhhh. That’s me exhaling. Thank you.

    And thank you, again! I am going through a stage with my hair but I think I am happy now. I think. 🙂

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  12. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, re hair. Alas, this is hairdresser hair and never to be seen again. But on that particular day, yes, I felt glorious! 😉

    Three kids is a lot, huh? Busy. And your heart is constantly writing blog posts but actually typing them is a whole other thing.

    And finally, you are so welcome. I hope you will keep writing your story. You and your boy are important.

    xxx

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  13. zanni, heart mama

    I always wondered how you managed to blog so much and have three children! X

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