Friday, 9 May 2014

Blogger's Block

When we first came to the UAE I was keen to find out as much as I could about where we had moved to, so I decided to search out blogs by people who had done the same thing.

There are lots of them out there, it seems that many expats take up blogging when they come here, no doubt - like me- to keep family and friends updated. Indeed it seems to be more unusual not to blog.

One thing I did notice though is that in many cases the enthusiasm seems to disappear within a few weeks or months. Maybe people become too busy living their new lives so don't have time to write about it. Maybe they run out of things to write about. Maybe they get discouraged by not attracting new readers, after all, I'm sure most of us (at least secretly) want to feel that what we write about is interesting to a wider audience than just friends and family.

For me, like I suspect for many people, it is a combination of the above. I haven't blogged much in recent weeks, firstly because we had a few visitors so evenings were busy, then we got hooked on a couple of crime drama series on TV, which I had to concentrate on and we all know men can't multitask.

I still have lots of things I want to blog about, the exciting things we have done over the last few weeks, interesting things we are still learning about the UAE, and so on. Hopefully this short post will help me break through the "blogger's block" I am suffering from and I'll be back with a vengeance soon.

But before that, it's the weekend, so I'm off to enjoy myself.

3 comments:

John Chambers said...

Great to read a blog again, hope you are inspired for further ones.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete - I genuinely really enjoy reading your blogs so please keep them coming! You have great expression and a wonderful chatty style. I do understand thou - I am ashamed to admit that I did set up a blog account before we left the UK with great intentions of writing about our new Oz adventure but I failed to write one! I did write a few long emails in the early days but these soon dwindled as we got enthralled in all the new activities and wonders of our new home city! Having said that - I really hope you find the time and enthusiasm to keep us posted on your blogs! Much love to you all from us all xxx xxx

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