Welcome to a new week on the blog. Today I want to respond to the comments on here and elsewhere about last Monday’s post. Thanks to all of you who took the time to write to me, I really appreciate you all.
So, I had a bit of a moanfest last week about how I should or shouldn’t move forward with the blog. These are the kind of questions that I am asking myself at the moment. Shall I simply post less frequently? Are the topics that I cover useful or interesting enough? Can I sustain posting when I am becoming increasingly housebound? Am I becoming addicted to buying stuff so that I can post about it here?
You all gave me very sensible and helpful answers. I felt very encouraged and uplifted as I read them and basically came to the conclusion that I was overthinking everything! Thank you all so much for your generosity in taking the time to respond.
So… I have decided to carry on with the same pattern on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but not get worried when I feel too ill to post. After all, it is only one little blog in amongst millions out there on the web!
I will probably continue to buy one Hermès scarf per season (sometimes maybe two) until I disappear under a mountain of orange boxes! But, I must try to wear them more often, even if I am not leaving the house. I am also planning to list them all and put a label on each box so that I can get them properly organised. Now, that’s definitely something that I will be able to write about!
Another aspect of the blog that I am intending to change is the section on my career in school librarianship. It is such a long time since I retired that I am sure the profession has moved on by leaps and bounds. So, I think that my CV and other pages about my working life can now be archived as they are not relevant to my new life. I think I will also work through some of the other stuff that is now very dated and remove it – The Diet and Exercise Plan, for example. I don’t diet and I can’t exercise!
OK, I think that is enough for now. I will leave you with this lovely image that I found on Twitter…
I just love that gorgeous sparkling sea! Aren’t we so fortunate that technology allows us to see such wonders from the restrictions of our bedrooms?
Love and best wishes,