Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Why do you blog?


Why do you blog. Recent events have made me ask myself this question. I started reading blogs a number of years ago. I wanted to join in but being insecure and worrying about my dyslexia I believed I couldn't do it. I had a cancer scare, I carried it on my own, I watched three people pass away from this illness and I started to think about my own children, how would they would remember me and all we did together. Soon the urge to join in and feel like I belonged someplace overtook my insecurities and before I knew it I was blogging. Recording all the nice bits in my life, happy times with my children, what we did, a record of our holidays and quality times. Like most of us in blogland we keep away from the rubbish in our lives choosing to record only the positive. I had a place to store my pictures which improved my skills. I became more focused on my creative side and found that people would commission work, I was asked to write for two local magazines. A lot has come out of my blog.

Friendship.
An invaluable record of my time with my children that they are able to look at and enjoy.
Work, commissions and photos sold as art.
General focus in my life.
Keeping in touch with friends and Godparents
Yes indeed its been a fabulous place for me. Yes I know my dyslexic meanderings can be a bit tiresome. I have even received emails pointing me in the direction of correctness. I force no one to read my blog, the choice is yours. Mainly I do it for my children.

Sadly I am forced to end this happy relationship as I watch my blog be used as a tool of manipulation. At present it is not the safe place for me and my boys that it was.

I am still here, I am still in blogland and I hope very much to return soon.

Thank you for all your support, each and every comment, the friendship and creative spirit here is wonderful, if I have inspired just one person I am happy.

Take care my friends, make play, friends and family a focus in your lives and craft on.


42 comments:

Florrie said...

I felt very sad reading your blog.
I only discovered blogs a month or so ago and although I,ve only read yours recently the positive vibe and warmth from your colourful pictures and craft inspired posts was a joy. Maybe one day you will feel able to enjoy blogging once again. Warmest wishes, Florrie.

dottycookie said...

Oh Suzie, I'm so sorry to see you go but inderstand that your precious children must, and always will, come first. Good luck - I have really enjoyed reading your words and looking at your gorgeous pictures.

Tracy said...

Oh, dear Suzie... I am so sorry that you are reconsidering your blog and blogging, that you feel it is no longer a safe or fun haven for you or your children. But we must feel safe, mustn't we? How sad I will be to no longer stop by here and read, and see, and share. That what began as a good thing, has now turned sour for you. I do hope it will be possible for you to return here sometime, or even just on occasion. For I shall miss your musings and joy of creativity. Please know how much you've contributed to this wonderful world of blogging and how much you are loved! Whatever you decide to do, know that I, along with many, wish you & your family all the best--always. Let us know if you return. Until then... live well, laugh often and love much! :o) ((HUGS))

nicolette said...

Hi Suzie, I’m so sorry to read your blogging adventure has come to an end. Your blog was one of the first I discovered. Although I didn’t come by as frequent as I used to, I always loved to read your posts and see what you and the children were up to. Safety for you and the children comes first indeed. Stay safe, take care and thanks!

Amanda said...

Oh Suzie,i'm so sorry that things have happened to make you stop blogging. I'm gutted... I love reading your blog and think of you as a friend. Hope that all goes well for you and your fammily and that you're back soon. Keep in touch, chick.Love, Amanda xxx

Isobel said...

Hi Suzie,
I read your blog for about 3 years now and I am very sad that it has turned around not to be a safe place for you, but I understand your decision to keep you and your children safe. I hope to read you again sometime, please know that you will be missed.
Take care,
xx

Jane said...

Dear Suzie, I am so sorry to see you go but know that it is with the best in mind for yourself and the boys which after all is the most important thing in life. I do hope that your journey through life is a good one and that your boys grow up strong and healthy. I know from the short time i've read your blog that it will be a life filled with crafty happiness for you all. Good luck and many good wishes dear friend. Jane x

Gina said...

So sad for you that blogging is no long a safe place for you Suzie. It has always been a pleasure to drop by and read what you have to say and enjoy your pictures. I wish you every happiness. G x

Kitty said...

Hey you ... I totally understand. (((S))). I'm really sorry that you feel that way, and sincerely hope that it is a phase which passes - part of the process.

Look after yourself and those gorgeous boys.

xxx

DaisyBaking said...

Hey Suzie Sews,

I only started reading your blog a wee while ago, and I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it is, and how sad I am that something (or someone) has stopped you doing it. I'm glad for you if it's made you happy, but on a purely selfish note, I really hope another blogging opportunity arises for you!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh No! I'm guessing that you're having problems similar to some others here and that makes me so sad! If you do come back, I hope you'll find a way to let us know -- I've so enjoyed reading your blog for the last few years.

Best wishes to you. You. Will. Be. Missed!

Tilly Rose said...

Oh Suzie....what a sad tale hun....so very sorry you feel you have to stop blogging. I've loved reading your posts...
Maybe you will feel more comfortable to return soon.
Look after yourself and your family
Sending huge hugs hunny...
Karen x x x

jessica daisy said...

sorry to hear you are leaving your blog, I hope that maybe when whatever is going on has long gone, you may venture back.
If I don't speak to you again, then I wish you all the good health and happiness for you and your boys in the years ahead.
Jessx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to see you go...best wishes for your future endeavours.

periwinkle said...

Will miss you, take care of you and your boys , big hugs and wishing you all the happiness in the world .
Lisa x

Ali said...

I am so sad to hear that. Hope the simple pleasures of recording and sharing and belonging can come in another guise for you. Thinking of you.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

This is tragic! I just found your blog some months ago. I'm sad to see you go! You have been a great inspiration to me...God bless you and your family!

Caroline said...

Oh no! What has happened? I shall really miss your blog as they have been such a great way for me to catch up with your comings and goings and makings. You write beautifully and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise! (and remember, that's coming from a teacher!). As others have said, you will be sorely missed, but I'm sure that this is not a decision which you have taken lightly. Keep you and your boys safe and please keep in touch xxx

French Knots said...

What a shame that your lovely blog has been used this way. Sending my love to you and your darling boys, thank you for all your creative enthusiasm over the years, your kind gifts and friendship.xx

windswept girlie said...

Dear Suzie,

I have been a lurker for about 6 months and feel sad that it is as you are thinking of stopping that I finally comment. Your writing touches hearts and I hope to get to the beach as much as you when I finally become a mother! Have a good spring and keep cheerful, Windswept Girlie.

Paqui said...

tu blog me gusta mucho, te deseo lo mejor para ti y tus hijos.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of my favorites and I am so sad to see you go. Enjoy your beautiful life with your precious children. I have always wondered about your dyslexia? seemed to me you don't even have it. My daughter(12) has it and she has a hard time reading anything at all and has trouble writing anything. I never noticed anything different in your writing than mine or anyone elses. Good for you, I guess you have improved with all the writing right:)
happy life to you and your children
deezie
deeziesunshine@aol.com

silverpebble said...

So sorry to lose you from here and to hear of your blog no longer being a safe place for you to be. Perhaps you could return eventually. All best wishes and hope the troubles resolve soon xxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm so sorry Suzie. I really hope things work out well for you. Sending you lots of love, Lucy xxx

王麗紅 said...

真正的富裕是一無所求。..................................................

JuicyFig said...

HI Suzie

I have been a total slacker in keeping up with everyone recently, and I am so sorry you are leaving the community - you really will be missed! The internet can be a fickle place, I have joined and left groups, been 'trolled' relentlesly on forums, met my husband while he was looking for goat skins, and now my daughter argues with her boyfriend on facebook!
Please don't let whatever has happened put you off completely - we all find our little place in the cyber world!

Love and best wishes for you and yours

Kath
x

Lucy said...

This is so sad...I read your blog all the time and will miss it...and you xx

twiggypeasticks said...

That is a shame Suzie, take care of yourself and your family. Hope you come back in the future.
twiggy x

Natasha said...

I am so sorry too Suzie! I am not sure I understand, I mean how it became unsafe. I definatly understand needing to stop to be safe but not what happens when it is not. Could you possible share or at least as a warning to others. If you can't I completly understand! You will be missed!!

Suzie Sews said...

Thank you for each and every comment, both on my blog and email. It makes me very sad that I have had to do this. I would like to assure you we are all OK. I hope very much to be back with you soon.

Thank you, your words warmed my heart and my children think the fact there are people out there saying such lovely things is just the 'business'

Linda said...

Suzie, I have only just caught up with your post. I am so sad you aren't blogging now. I hope all is well and things get better. Carry that confidence that blogging has given you proudly. You write lovely things, make gorgeous stuff and of course nurture your children with your love. xx

雪糕 said...

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.............................................

Monique said...

Although I never commented before I have been reading your blog for a very, very long time and found it very inspiring. It is sad that beacuse of your blog you and the boys don't feel safe anymore. I really hope you will return very soon but then in a safe way. Wishing you all the very best !

Kitty said...

Hey you ... I was thinking about you today, so I thought I'd drop by and say 'hello' and that I hope you and the boys are all well and happy.

Take care :) x

periwinkle said...

I keep popping by just to check in - like the new hearts - Happy Easter to you all :-)

Lazylol said...

Hi suzie - I hope you are ok - I miss you here in blogland and hope to see you return soon :)

Moogsmum said...

Suzie - I'm so sorry I only just caught up with your blog just now. I've had a very weird year so far with too much going on to even think about the blog.
This is the first time for ages that I've managed to actually read any blogs.
I just wanted to say, I do hope you're ok. Take care of yourself and those lovely boys.
(((Huge hugs)))
Lesley xxx

Debbie said...

Hope you are well!
Looking forward to read more posts from you!

DEBBIE MOSS

Gina said...

I hope you are well. We love you. Thinking of you...

Donna said...

I do miss you xxx

periwinkle said...

heart you too Suzie, hope you are all having a lovely Summer

val said...

Dear Suzie, Like Florrie and everyone else who has commented I am so sorry that you have been hurt and so sad that you don't feel able to inspire us with your blog any more. Yes Inspire, I have been inspired and found joy and pleasure in visiting you for a cuppa right now in July. I hope that one day you do return Suzie, you have so much to share.
Bless you and your boys and be encouraged today.
Val xx