Why Indeed…?

book and pencilWell, the Daily Post got me thinking today… Why do I blog?  Well, I started partly because in some distant corner of my mind I thought that maybe I’d get into writing again and eventually be able to make some money at it.

Funny thing is… Just a few months on and so much has changed.  I just do it now because I want to do it. I’m not bothered about trying to make money at a later date; I just like jotting down my thoughts and trying to produce something that other people might want to read occasionally.  I like finding the time to read other blog posts and comment and I love finding that someone new has read one of my posts and liked it!

My biggest complaint now is that I don’t have enough time to blog or read other blogs.

I’ve also realised that there are many more people out there who can write better than I can and that’s good. I’m not depressed or even sad about that. There are also others who aren’t so good.  Such is life, and life is all the richer for reading the experiences and thoughts of others.

Well, that and knitting, of course.



It’s not so easy


I was really looking forward to blogging and started with some ideas but, you know what? It’s not that easy to keep it going regularly. Maybe, if you don’t work, or your work is linked to your blog…?  Maybe if I has less knitting to do, I’d have more time for writing about it but what is life without knitting?  I’m also feeling a bit ‘under the weather’ at the moment so even if I have time to blog, I don’t always feel like doing it.

I know you’ve all been through this and struggled to get going at times, so I’m not alone.

Where do these cliches come from?

Under the weather?

Which weather? Sun, rain, cloud, snow..?

Under the rain, wet and miserable – yes, we all know that one! Under a cloud, has other connotations attached already but I can see it as being a bit cold and not too bright.  Under sun would seem to be enjoyable however,  unless (I suppose) it was the unbearably hot, beating down on you, with no shade, kind of sun… Hmmm.

Well, whichever weather it is, you are now reading the ramblings of a character with a currently ‘not so sunny’ disposition.


Sorrrrrry, I shall come back out from under the clouds very soon.  See you then, if you decide to hang around and not jet off to sunnier climes!