Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blogging Should Never Make Anyone Cry

Had an attack of the PMT stabbies yesterday, so I apologise if I was harsh about the changing face of Mummy Blogging in this country. However, in my defence, I'm watching a truly nasty bit of judgemental bitchiness unfolding at the moment, and have seen similar incidents over and over in recent months. Three of my favourite blogs have been deleted by their owners in recent weeks, and I'm reading (and relating to) post after post from women who are feeling invisible and overlooked, doubting themselves and their writing, and having to justify having an opinion that isn't politically correct or you know, honest. I'm also reading posts ridiculing these women.

Seriously, blogging should never make anyone cry.

All this has made me think about this blog, and after going around in circles and ranting to Hubs and Mum at length I've decided...

 Not to change anything.

 Yeah. And Lo There Was A Miracle.

It'll get more book orientated around here, as publication dates draw near (thus far I've got 'maybe December'!!) But the usual tragic tales of burnt cakes, cliff-hanger descriptions of gardening, and eye-rollings about pretty much everything will continue.

 So as you were dear reader. As you were.

Yesterday I was also having an attack of the Told-You-Sos with regards to the Very Famous Author who, at the start of my publishing journey, generously informed me that E-publishing is a total waste of time, and that I was doomed to failure, and should just give up and stop wasting my time with a dream that'd never seriously become a reality.

I have an info-graphic for you my dear...

  E-book Nation
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And this, my friend, is just the beginning.
Told you.
Heh :)

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Imelda Evans said...

And indeed, ner-ner-ne-ner-ner to Very Famous Person.  I don't care how famous they are, anyone who stomps on someone else's dream needs a kick in the pants.  Ditto to people who can't disagree nicely, or who think the internet is an excuse to go completely feral about other people. People, people!  The other bloggers, or blogistes, or whoever are people.  Play nice, or don't play at all.  And Caitlyn, blog on!  Give us excess of it!

Vanessa said...

Hurrah ... glad to hear you're not going anywhere.  It's always a delight to take a moment, out of my life, to peep into yours, regardless of whatever you are up to ... gardening, kiddie  tussles, cooking, writing, fits of craziness or adventure.  Love it all. Vanessa x

Sonia@ LIfe Love and Hiccups said...

I'm glad your not going anywhere - I am enjoying reading through your back posts and getting to know you. I think I have missed something though - has another big fiasco happened again? I seriously live in my own little bubble.....but I think I actually like it in there when things get rough on the outside. xx