HEY THERE.

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You might have noticed this blog has been a bit quieter this month. Actually, if you’ve noticed, you’re probably one of my six regular readers so HELLO.

I wish there was a real reason as to why this has been the case (Ta daaa I’m pregnant! Woo hoo I’ve been working on a top secret project! Oh yay I’ve been on a fitness mission and I’m now a teeny weeny size 8) but no, I’m afraid the truth is a dull: I’ve been a bit busy.

Work has been busy, life has been busy, and if I’m honest, every time I sat down to write a blog post, I was either too knackered (and ended up curling up on the sofa, drinking wine and watching The Good Wife on Netflix) or I would freeze – suddenly unable to think of anything I could write. What could I possibly have to say that people would want to read?

“You haven’t blogged in a few weeks so whatever you write next better be really good” a mean little voice in my head would say.

I would think of an idea – like the post I started writing about millennials and how I think I was born in the wrong decade, leading onto talk about how I am in fact (wait for it) millenni-JEL of those pesky 20 somethings who are all digital natives and have the world as their oyster. But as quickly as I’d think of the idea and start writing it, I’d tell myself it was a terrible idea and no one would possibly want to read it.

One particularly anxiety-ridden evening (*shakes fist at last Tuesday*) I considered deleting my blog and social media accounts. Ha – the drama!

But don’t worry, I’m only that person very occasionally and I don’t often let her out or even talk about her. Dramatic anxious Alison. I’m usually happy Alison, brimming with creative ideas and the confidence to put them out there. So anyway, here I am. Writing and pressing ‘publish’. HEY THERE!

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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:03 pm

      The first thing I did after writing this post was have a glass of wine. Great minds…

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:03 pm

      Ahh thanks Helen. I wouldn’t actually delete it…. it was just a melodramatic moment 😉

  1. March 27, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Step away from the computer now. I think the “gamma waves” are interfering with your brains electrical circuits. Clearly you are not operating in “normal” mode. Your blog is ace. You are ace. And quite frankly no one really wants to be defined as a millennial- they sound like something from Star Trek – and worse they have helicopter parents. 😉

    Have a vino and stare at the TV for a while. Normal service will rectify it’s self.
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:04 pm

      Haha that’s true. And wine and TV is definitely a good cure for most things…

  2. March 27, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    I only subscribe by email to a couple of blogs and you’re one of them.
    Everyone has a wobble every now and then. Take a break, have a drink and spend time with your family. Something is bound to happen that will make you reach for the iPad xxx

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Ah I’m so honoured to be one of your few subscriptions! Great advice…

  3. March 27, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Only the best bloggers have wobbles like this. That’s what I tell my wibbly wobbly self anyway x
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:17 pm

      Wibble! 😉 ps thank you

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:17 pm

      Reassuring to know I’m not the only wobbler 🙂

  4. March 27, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    Oh no, don’t get anxious, Alison! Just get another glass of wine 😉 and please write that post: I’d love to read it!

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks Mel. That post has been and gone now (do you ever feel that way about posts?) but there are plenty more to come!

  5. March 27, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    You know, the blog and your loyal readers will always be there when you do get the time to blog. Don’t sweat it. Hey there! x
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    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks Donna. it’s nice to know! x

  6. March 28, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Hey good looking,

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a bit of a wobble. I hate dips like that. In fact, my blogging has been so prolific *cough* recently the last post was written weeks ago by my husband! I’m selective with the blogs I read because I desperately seek authenticity. Not posts for posts’ sake or unintetesting sponsorsed jargon. You’ve always lured me in and, thanks to Instagram, it’s as if you’ve still been keeping in touch. Big love, here’s to hopefully a less anxious few months xxx
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:23 pm

      I think authenticity is the right word and it’s something I’m finding I struggle with – I think there’s a post in this. Thanks Ruth x

  7. March 28, 2015 / 6:59 am

    You’ve basically described my week. PS I would cry actual tears if you deleted your social media accounts – you’d have to send me tweets and blog posts by text and that would just be a chore. xxx
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:24 pm

      It’s a sucky feeling, isn’t it? Don’t worry though, if I did delete my blog (which I won’t because I’m not that much of a drama queen) I’d email you blog posts to read – ha!

  8. March 28, 2015 / 7:28 am

    Ahhhh, I know this feeling well. I was in a similar kind of zone a couple of weeks back (and I’m still not entirely clear of it if I’m honest). Life just got in the way. Between kiddy wrangling, work, the tv schedule, a very busy husband that I wanted to grab some time with, and all those other commitments I just didn’t have any more time to give… or like you say, I was just too tired to give it! And then the longer you are away from it the harder it is to get back into it and feel like you really have something to share. But I think these little patches come along every now and again, and I have come to the conclusion that I think thats okay; live first, blog second and all that.
    And please don’t delete your blog….!!! x
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:34 pm

      I think we are too tough on ourselves sometimes, aren’t we? Live first, blog second is a good way to live!

  9. March 28, 2015 / 7:44 am

    Loving the drama. Love the fan base. I think most bloggers have periods of losing the ability to blog for one reason or another. Picking up the thread is never easy,
    Ps. There’s more than 6 comments here.
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    • Alison Perry
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      March 29, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      I added this post to a comment thread, Gemma, to look popular. (Didn’t really)

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      THANKS!

  10. March 28, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Please, please, please don’t delete your blog – it would be terribly missed by lots of people.
    It never fails to cheer me up when I’m having a wobble, so – actually – you’re providing a service!
    I wrote a blog last year on the perils of living in the modern world with old fashioned values, but I have since thought of so many other examples that could have gone on there!
    http://poweredbyteaandgossip.com/?p=1194#more-1194
    I hope dramatic anxious Alison has taken her leave again, but know that you’re not alone in feeling like this.
    xx

    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Love that post! And yes, dramatic Alison is long gone now 😉

  11. March 28, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Good to see you in my blog feed! Hope you’re well and glad you didn’t hit delete! We all need a break I struggle to think of posts too xx
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    • Alison Perry
      Author
      March 29, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you! Yes, a break does us all some good, doesn’t it?

  12. March 29, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Milenni-jel – that’s a goer! You should definitely write that one. Don’t delete your digital self, the Internet will be poorer for it. I’m a big advocate of blog breaks. Took ten weeks off last summer! Glad you are still here and love the silver shoes in your next post. X
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  13. Shivaun Wood
    March 29, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    I have 2 boys of 8 and 10 and I have seriously had some ‘not happening’ days. I think no. 2 definitely brings to the fore some ‘never-felt-before’ emotions. Am now full-time SENCO and my ‘not happening’ days mean early nights, my heated fur throw and very cold white wine. I love your blog… so inspiring and makes me smile …and CONGRATULATIONS BTW 🙂

  14. Shivaun Wood
    March 30, 2015 / 12:03 am

    ooo….just re-read your post. Kind of got the wrong end of the stick -sorry about that.. Been doing this a lot lately. Think I m a bit tired too 🙁

  15. March 31, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    HELLO back! There is nothing wrong with a little break when we’re busy or just can’t be bothered… For some reason people associate “successful” with “busy” and we both know that’s not the case. Glad you’re back; don’t worry about having been away a while.
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  16. April 7, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    HELLO I”M KATIE AND I AM A REGULAR READER. I JUST SOMETIMES GET TO THINGS A LITTLE LATE. BUT HERE I AM WRITING IN CAPITALS TO EMPHASISE MY POINT. My husband is at the cinema and I am eating pretzels and checking out my fave blogs- and yours is one of them. And if you can’t think of anything to write about in future you can write about your Nutribullet- word on the street is your a nutri bullet w*nker?

    Yours Sincerely,

    Katie aka @mummydaddyme/your friend/that bird you went to the Caribbean with

    xx
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    • Alison Perry
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      April 8, 2015 / 10:06 am

      heheh this made me laugh! Thanks for being one of my 6 regular readers! And yes you’re right, I should totally write about being a Nutribullet wanker xx

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