The more observant among you may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging quite as much lately. I started blogging in 2011 and have always been prolific. For most of that time I blogged six or even seven days a week. Last year, I felt that I couldn’t share quite as much about my kids as I used to, so I cut that down to five days a week.
Then earlier this year, outside influences forced me to cut down further what I wrote about. So I stopped doing my weekly 365 photo round-up posts, which I’d been doing since the start of 2014. Genuinely, I’d thought I would be doing those for the next 20 years. I may go back to them at some point, who knows? Although I must say not doing them has been quite liberating.
So that left me with blogging four times a week.
And over the last couple of weeks I’ve only blogged three times a week.
I know for a lot of people that might still seem a lot, but for me it’s very little. Of those posts, only one is a family/ life type post, one is a book review and one is a weekly Silent Sunday photo post.
So I’m writing a lot less.
The main reason is just that, in the words of Del Amitri (look them up if you’re under 45) – nothing ever happens. We’re lucky here that we’re in tier 1 Covid-19 restrictions, but there is still very little happening. And from Thursday, of course, we will be going into the second national lockdown.
Nothing changes. The kids go to school and that’s it.
There are no races and no competitive sport for any of us. We can’t even meet up with parents unless one of us is out. We can visit my sister and her family in pairs – until Thursday, at least. We’ve accepted it will just be the five of us for Christmas for the first time ever.
Way back in the spring, when lockdown was a novelty, there was a surprising amount of inspiration for writing. But now there’s just nothing.
Inspiration is gone. I know I’m not the only blogger who has found this and I’m sure we will all get our inspiration back at some point.
I’m not really a three times a week blogger, I’m a five or six times a week blogger with a head bursting with ideas. I just need to find them again.