Friday, 8 June 2012

Shafts of Light

You know the feeling when you don't return a phone call or an email right away, and then you start putting it off, and feeling guilty, and the more you put it off the worse it gets? That's not just me, right?

Well, I have that feeling now with my blog.

It has been so neglected this year, and I'm now at the point where even the thought of reading other blogs is making me feel guilty. So, I figure I just need to get something down here to try and get over the hump. Honestly, when I logged back in here after not having a look for weeks, I must admit I was almost surprised that it is still here. I thought it might have wandered off, feeling neglected and unwanted. But it isn't unwanted, just an indulgence that I have felt has to be a last priority this year.

If you are reading this now, then thanks for sticking with me, and this little blog of mine.

The indulgence that I have been letting myself do is photography. I just love it so much, and can't get enough. I have also been learning more about Lightroom, and might blog a bit about it in the future.


  1. Just what I'm feeling about my blog too.... beauty of blogging is though that there really are no rules! like you I just can't make it a priority, but it's fun when you get the time! Loving the shafts of light. Fingers of God we used to call them when I was growing up. Well done for catching them.

  2. Beautiful photo - i look forward to hearing more about your passion - share that!

    1. Thanks Deb, and thanks for your suggestion about sharing more about photography. I have been thinking of it, just not sure where to start! :)

  3. Sannah, don't feel guilty. I've not been around very much myself either and I do feel a little guilty putting posts out there, expecting/hoping people to read but knowing I've so little time and energy to reciprocate. Yet I do what I can and there are a lot of understanding people out there who will stick with you popping in from time to time regardless of how often you post.

    I have been forced to get off that whirlpool of posting, reading, commenting, tweeting, facebooking, etc. etc. I returned to work and am really quite tired now. It's hard because I do miss the community but some have stuck with me despite my sporadic posting. I don't feel as engaged as I'd like but that's just my reality for now. And as your friend Emma said, there really are no rules. I know there are often expectations but you need to do it your way and try to shed the guilt or as much of it as possible.

    I've been dabbling in photography too and staying in touch with many in the blogging community through Instagram. That's been my lifeline in the online community especially when I've had to cut back almost everything else. I engage with many more bloggers there than I ever did through their blogs.

    Are you on Instagram? Maybe that's a way to stay in touch without too much commitment, especially if you are time poor. And if you are expressing yourself more in photography, then we'd love to see your work. I'm on Instagram at @mixedgems.

    1. Hey Veronica, thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful and sensitive comment. It is really nice knowing that there are others out there feeling similar things with their blogs. I imagine that with going back to work, it must be very difficult for you to find time to blog, let alone all the other social media and reading that goes with it.
      That's great that you have found that instagram has been a way for you to stay in touch. I'm not on instagram, as I don't have an iPhone, and my iPad was stolen, but if I do get on there in the future I will be in contact :)
      Thanks again,
      x Sannah

  4. I can for the snails ;)
    I understand conpletely. Completely xx