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Clearing the drafts

January 21, 2019

One of the reasons I started blogging was born from a loneliness I felt whilst on maternity leave with Tigger. It was an outlet to share the moans and groans in my head when I had nobody else to share them with.

It’s over seven years since I started blogging and my life and that of my blog has changed somewhat. I no longer moan about juggling childcare and work. Partly as I now work from home (although the juggling act is still there) but also because I don’t feel as though anyone would be interested.

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Sitting in draft

Over the festive break I took a look at all the posts sat in my drafts folder. The ones where I have written whole posts about something. The ones where I have scribbled my immediate thoughts and feelings on a subject. And the ones that I just needed to get the ramblings out of my head.

All of these posts have remained in the drafts folder, for one reason or another I have never published them. Whether they have just been a pity-party for one, felt too raw and personal to share openly or too controversial for me to deal with the backlash that comes with publishing a post like that.

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Decluttering the drafts

Just like most of us are doing around the house, I decided that it was time to declutter the posts that will never be published. These have since been deleted, with the words and thoughts included gone. However, whilst working my way through the different posts I have found some that despite my initial reservation will be published.

It’s time to be a little braver, to share more of the ramblings, the moans and the irrational worries that frequent my brain.

Life is a journey and everyone’s is different, this is my space to share mine and if nobody reads it then it is at least out of my head.

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  • Kate January 21, 2019 at 9:40 am

    It’s great to reassess the saved posts and look through them. Blogging really is great to have as an outlet and it’s nice to have a place to vent, even if the posts never get published!

  • bryanna January 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I have *so* many drafts in my blog folder — maybe it’s time to do a clean sweep myself and decide which will go up and which won’t! must feel so good having a clearer space and more of an idea of what you’re comfortable with sharing 🙂 x

  • Kim Carberry January 22, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I had a clear out of my drafts over Christmas too. There was a ton of posts that I finished writing and they are ready to go, I just need to find time to post them. I thought the same about becoming braver and there was some which I used to think were too controversial but they will be posted eventually.

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs January 27, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    I have recently had a good sort out in my drafts too. There were so many posts unfinished, which has given me some motivation to get them done and published. Others have sat there for ages just waiting for the right time to go out!

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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