Yeah, that. I do it all the time. I tell people not to do it. If you blog and enjoy having people who read it, a real community. It kind of helps to write something every now and again. I know that when my stats start to do a squiggly swirl downwards it means that there has been too many pics, one too many short flippant posts and all together too much flogging of old posts. Not only that, but I know because I spend a lot of time in front of an open empty page second guessing myself.

So sometimes, I just dig deep and post about what’s real for me. I admire bloggers who, day after day, dig into their soul and bare it. It’s a bit like exercise, it’s good for you and makes everything else around you better, brighter, shinier. But it’s hard work. It takes something. For me it’s more than I can offer most days. Sometimes what’s real for me is that I’m sad. Sometimes I’m excitedly awaiting something or other {like my new car! Squeeeee}. And sometimes it just that I want to share something that people ask me about time and time again. Not so the emails stop, no matter what Nat thinks, but because I want to help if I can.

I don’t mean to hold out on you the other days. Some days, like today, I look at my Hubby who went fishing all day, caught nothing so brought fish and chips for dinner and I wonder why the heck people would want to hear about that. Even though it’s cute and it makes me smile it just doesn’t seem big enough. But you know what I realised staring at that hair mess today? I realised that this blog is made up of little moments. This blog breathes and lives on those little moments. And it’s about time I got back to writing them down instead of allowing myself to sit here and post nothing.

I’m going to remember that this blog is about living the sweet life. And the real, delicious sweetness is in the little things. Don’t you think?

  • I really love this post Melissa. Love that you are remembering why you blog and that yes, we do want to hear those sweet moments you are having, no matter how boring you feel they are. People love your blog because it is about you. They love getting to know you better through what you share and I love to hear about what you are doing and enjoying. Keep writing and sharing. N x

    • Thanks Naomi. I reminder as much for myself as anyone else reading. Sometimes I forget that it’s what I love most too. Pics and other stuff is fun, but I love to write.

    • Thanks Naomi. A reminder as much for myself as anyone else reading. Sometimes I forget that it’s what I love most too. Pics and other stuff is fun, but I love to write.

    • Thanks Naomi. A reminder as much for myself as anyone else reading. Sometimes I forget that it’s what I love most. Pics and other stuff are fun, but I love to write.

  • YES!!! Definitely yes! I really think people do want to hear the little things. They are cosy and comforting and give people a rest from their own drudgery, at least for a moment. Keep writing the seet life, lovely sweet Melissa xx

  • Someone once told me that the worst decision you can make is making a decision for someone else. We all do it we decide not to tell a story, ask for help, ask a question…….why? Often because we decide that what we have got to say isn’t worth the other person hearing. Or perhaps we decide for that other person is too busy to help us and so on. When we do this we take away other peoples enjoyment from hearing a story shared a storythat might brighten a bad day for them, we take away a chance to help a friend, to answer a question and feel helpful.

    Share away my sweet, you know we love ya and we want to hear all about it…….for as long as you’re happy sharing it.

    • Ooooo. This is such a great point. Thanks for sharing. I’m happy to continue to do so. You’re not getting rid of me THAT easy. 😉

  • stinkb0mb

    i read personal blogs because well they are personal, about the authors life, the good bits, the bad bits and the bits they think no one will care to read about and yet they post about them anyway!!

    blog & they will read.


  • I agree. It really is the little things that make life sweet everyday. The big things only come along every so often, and aren’t enough to keep us going!
    And it’s so easy to forget how important the little things are!

    • It really is. For me looking back at the little moments of our lives captured here, it’s amazing. Must remember the small things. 🙂

  • Kel

    I LOVE to hear about other people’s days – even if they think it’s mundane – because it reminds me that we all have different experiences and we all voice it differently…
    It’s what makes us all unique and special 🙂

    • Indeed it does.

      I think their moments of weakness and trials remind us we’re not alone. As much as the wins are bigger because they are celebrated together. If that makes sense… 🙂

  • Sarah

    The little things are your sweet life!

  • Sheri Bomb

    So glad you included Kelvy’s not so successful fishing expedition in this…too cute!

    See? It’s like Dorothy’s ruby slippers…you had the answer all along 🙂 xx

    • Indeed I did. Isn’t it funny how the truth and the answers were right there the whole time? Wonderful. It’s what makes the universe make sense to me.

      Haha, noticed that did you? He’ll be mortified I told the world of his crap fishing skills. 😛

  • I started reading your blog for the little moments. It was never anything else. I love bits of YOU and K.

    Mind drop too, when I post pictures etc for too long. I’m so blocked right now, I don’t seem to be able to write at all. But I’ve not let myself look at stats at all this year. It’s going well. I have no idea who’s reading or who’s not. Trying to ease myself back in.

    • Welcome back! And you’ve been reading here for a very long time, feel free to remind me if I go off track.

      Ease in sounds good. Wait until the words come back and go from there. xo

  • I love reading stuff like this and I think hubby has the right idea, I go fishing at the fish’n’chip shop too. I just don’t do the actual fishing-with-a-pole first.

  • Lyn

    Thank You for a great post! I often let my posts slide because I didn’t think people would be interested in what I had to say. In fact, I deleted a blog at the end of last year because I thought it wasn’t interesting! Started a new one this year and have told no one because I think ‘why would they even want to know?’ At the least, it is just an outlet for me. But I’m too shy to share with people I know!

    • Thank you.

      I think mostly it’s about value. Valuing what you write, capturing those moments and the space you created. That’s my take on it anyway.

      If it helps any, I still get weird when people I know in real life find my blog! Haha.

  • Jayne

    The little things are just as important to a friendship and community as the big stuff.

    Tell your sweet stories xx