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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Reducing my Blogging footprint

Blogging has proven to be a wonderful activity.
What started off just as an effort to record
my gardening and greening efforts,
has provided a thread that has woven its way
through my days.  

As I go about my day, 
blogging opportunities present themselves
and out comes the camera.

I enjoy the feeling of community
that blogging brings.

Male King Parrot in full breeding plumage

However, I find that it is taking up a lot of time and head-space
 that I could spend on other things.  

So...I am no longer going to try to blog every day 
and I am going to try to limit my posts to the original purposes 
of documenting the garden 
and my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint on our little blue planet.  
Cooking from scratch and 
cooking using produce from the garden will continue to appear.
Goats and chooks will pop in from time to time to say g'day.

The truth is, you may not notice too much of a change....
especially this time of the year when so much is going on in the garden.

But I think I will feel the change once the
pressure to produce something each day has gone.

Maybe less is best anyway!


  1. I understand what you are saying Hazel. While not as prolific as you, I too am working on refocusing.

  2. I don't know how you've been able to do it for so long - great imagination and sense of humour helps I'm sure. I have trouble getting onto the computer to blog more than once a week lately.
    Looking forward to reading your garden adventures no matter how often they appear.

  3. I've admired how you've managed to write every day. Will look forward to your posts more now that they will be rarer.

  4. I'm always amazed at how you and others can produce a daily post. Yes, it does take time and if the pressure is felt, definitely time to ease back. It's an individual thing isn't it. I'm like that with visiting other blogsites. So many I enjoy, but put pressure on myself trying to keep up. Now, I just visit a couple every day or so :D)
    I love those forget-me-nots in your Header. I was out in the garden yesterday trying to photograph mine, so it was a beaut surprise to see how well yours turned out.
    Cheerio for now... it's great sharing your love of the garden etc.

  5. Hazel dear your posts are welcomed and enjoyed at any time, they are not expected daily. You relax and enjoy and keep us posted as it suits you best -- we'll be here!

  6. I totally understand were you are. I too felt the pressure of posting everyday. But once I allowed myself to post as I feel I began to enjoy blogging again. after all we all started blogging just for ourselfs, the fact that we have connected with like minded people is just a huge bonuse

  7. well put! - I have enjoyed following along on your gardening adventures. that is the joy of blogging - we will all still be here to read the next post whenever it is. I have had to take a hiatus for the last month and am keen to get back to gardening and blogging again soon.

  8. I completely understand Hazel, that is why I dont blog as often as I used to. I still need to cut it down more though, far too much time reading and not doing...

    Dont feel pressured to blog, it should be something you want to do and enjoy doing...I do want to see more of your outdoor kitchen though lol!

    Take care...

  9. Hazel you glorious young thing :)

    I too felt the pressure of having to produce every day, and started to wonder who I was doing it for... although to be honest, the pressure started way back when I joined all these sites that rated my blog in popularity against other blogs. It drove me nuts. I used to check it all the time and worry what I was doing wrong when my popularity went down... I'm glad I realised how nutty I was getting and bowed out of that one...

    So I completely concur with your decision to slow down... let us take time together to breathe between posts!

  10. I always enjoy reading your blog Hazel, whenever I have spare time I always read your entries :)

    With spring around the corner it's understandable you will be busy and will temporarily have less time to blog. But will always look forward to your slightly less frequent posts :)

  11. do what you need to do. And THANKS for all you do!

  12. So that's where you have gone! I miss you Hazel! But we all understand. It does become all consuming past time!


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