Sunday, 11 April 2010

Blog Off

Starting blogging is a bit like starting trying to get pregnant.

You begin enthusiastically, with lots of ideas and different things to try.

You are excited. You want to tell people what you are doing but don't, instead it is your little secret. A year goes by and things start to become repetitive you've been here before, the thrill wears off, you are ready for something more.

And this is where my analogy completely falls down.

'Cause lets face it whilst I enjoy getting comments on my blog, I'm not so keen on them whilst on the job. Well, not from an audience anyway.

I've become a bit tired of late. I feel this blog is getting stale. As muses go infertility isn't the most inspiring of subjects.

But, I am about to start IVF a process which I hope will become one of the most life changing experiences of my life, one that I hope I will have to live with the consequences of for the rest of my days - or at least until the little critter leaves home.

So it would be a dumb time to stop blogging just now.

Therefore I have decided to take a few weeks off. On the 10 of June I have my next appointment which I hope will properly begin the IVF process.

Until then I don't really have much more to say. I'm not depressed, or upset, or pessimistic, or fed up (well, maybe a just little fed up). I think I need to step away from infertile thoughts, and take a break.

So amigos, thanks for your support I'll be back on (or around) the 10 of June and it'd be great if you popped back then.



39 comments:

  1. Good for you...sometimes we all need a little break. But YES...you must come back for IVF. We must all be allowed to celebrate your eventual success, you know. Enjoy your break...

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  2. Well, for what it's worth, *I* don't think your blog is stale or tired. BUT I can genuinely understand the need for a holiday, to utterly degfrag from the IF world. I hope the time away is refreshing, Liz, but you have to *promise* to come back and let us root you on in June. All my best to you, lady! :)

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  3. I for one will really miss your writing - where will I go now for a sartirical, but warm view on the world of IVF?! I hope you have a relaxing break and looking forward to hearing from you again in June.

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  4. I totally understand your having to step away. I had a similar experience for a while and it was really good to leave and come back. I hope that the next few months are restorative for you. Good luck getting ready for June.

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  5. Will definitely miss you but excited to see you when you come back!

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  6. I know exactly what you mean as regards blogging, as you know I have been feeling like that myself. Enjoy the break.

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  7. Arghh, you are just having a break to force me to comment! :) I don't think it's stale, I really enjoy your writing, but I can imagine thinking of things to write uses a lot of mental energy that you might want use in other areas of your life. Enjoy your break and please keep us posted, I have my fingers crossed for your IVF.

    Hmm was that the right amount of enthusiasm without pressure or coming across like a stalker? I hope so.

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  8. Have a nice break and I hope that the appointment in June is a step in the right direction to many great things.

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  9. I love reading your blog and can't wait for you to come back! Enjoy your break. As always, take very good care of yourself!

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  10. Catch you on the flip side then, honey!

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  11. So does this mean I actually have to talk to you now to find out what's going on in your life?Radical

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  12. Makes sense. I shall miss reading your updates (not growing stale at all) and so you had better come back and let us know how the land lies in June. But I think it's smart. Recharge those batteries...it'll be kind of like going on mental OCP's:)

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  13. Stale is never a word I would use to describe your blog. I have BTDT with the break more times than I can count. Sometimes it helps to just get away for a bit. We are here whenever you are ready to come back even if it happens to be before June 10.

    Enjoy your break!

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  14. I will truly miss reading your posts, which I personally find riveting and humorous. I hope you enjoy your time away and come back ready to kick some IVF ass!

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  15. Good for you, take the downtime, you need it. Trying to get pregnant is hard work and not for the weak. Before I got pregnant was was just weary of the process, weary of taking negative pregnancy tests, weary of everything - and quite honestly it was taking a toll on the marriage. Then the husband and I started taking time to go out with groups of friends, spending time going out and just having fun. Just when I decided to stop trying, boom I got pregnant (no one more shocked than me). Take the time off, good luck and see you in June.

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  16. Good for you. ...and I'll let you in on a secret - I started a second blog to get some of my feelings out without trying to write for my usual audience (you know you and the two other people who visit me;) very therpeutic if you feel you need a change of scenery ....and topic.

    Meanwhile .... thinking good thoughts for you and I will pop back as soon as you post.

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  17. Liz, how am I going to live without your regular posts? As usual, it's all about me!! (and yes, I do think the above sentence is worthy of TWO exclamation marks).

    Now for the supportive part of the comment:

    I totally understand where you are coming from. Enjoy the break. We will all be waiting for your update after your next hospital appointment.

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  18. You reasoning makes perfect sense to me. But know that we are all rooting for you and will be here when you're ready to come back.

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  19. I'll be a'waiting and probably cycling at the same time!

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  20. Have a great break!

    I can't wait to have you back.

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  21. Cheers Murgdan, hopefully I’ll be able to write something to distract you from breast feeding – or something.

    Thanks Trinity, I’ll be back (to quote the Terminator)

    There’s plenty of others out there The Shelia – check out my blogroll.

    I’m hoping to be restored and refreshed. Thanks Kait.

    Ta Lea

    Thanks Rebecca, I hope I’ll have exciting news to bring back.

    I know Jane, (although I don’t get to go to Dubai for my break!)

    Anonymous, is that you who sits and watches my bedroom window from across the street?

    Cheers Batty

    What a lovely comment, thanks Jem

    Aye HFF, see you then (though I’ll continue to stalk your blog I’m not going completely cold turkey)

    Nah Granine, we’ll always have twitter.

    You just proved I’m not a real blogger Adele, I had to google OCP. But yeah I’m back on the metaphoracle pill – or something.

    As above Lost in Space, had to google BTDT. Seems only one of us can blog at the same time – take the baton and run with it!

    Aw shucks, Finch!

    A boom pregnancy would be fab, though I’m not holding my breath. Anon

    I reckon a secret blog sounds like a great idea Corymbia, I’m glad you’ve got another outlet.

    Secret D, you are going to get on with your own IVF, and I will be reading along.

    Thanks AplusB, glad you’ll be back.

    We’ll keep each other company Pundelina

    Ta Kelly.

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  22. See you in June so, all refreshed and ready to go. Missing you already!
    xx

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  23. Entirely understandable.

    Enjoy the time.

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  24. Hey, well said. As cathartic as it can be, sometimes I think blogging can exacerbate the wrong bits - sometimes it's best just to focus inwards, or to be able to forget the whole damn thing for a while. Have a good couple of months, come back and see us once in a while though! And yes, maybe catch sight of the bloggy you in hallowed halls of UCH. ABR x

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  25. I will miss you and your humor!

    I'm glad you're taking care of yourself, though. Breaks are important, and we will all be waiting here for you.

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  26. Take care of yourself during this time away, Liz. But please remember that we're here for you if you should need us in the meantime.

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  27. Have a wonderful break :) I, too, will be starting the IVF process soon.

    See you on June 10th :)

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  28. Thanks for stopping by. I actually went back on your story from where I left off so reading this comment was like a spoiler lol. I hope your break away from it all is just what you need to relax and get yourself ready for what the future holds. Please don't forget us, we'll be waiting.

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  29. Just dropped by to say I miss you! love Wig x

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  30. Am also missing your updates. I hope you don't take to this on-a-blogging-break thing too well!

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  31. Totally understand that you need a break, been there myself. I love your honesty. I hope everything goes well on the 10th. You know how IVF worked for me, so I'm wishing the same for you.

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  32. Miss you. But good luck with IVF!!!

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  33. good luck with IVF! I enjoyed your A-Z list! Thanks for sharing that.

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  34. I missed this post and was wondering where you were this morning. I hope you're enjoying your time off from the blog world. Excited for you to come back though and hear about your IVF in June!

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  35. Hey wfi, I had my first appt at UCH today. I think you'll be in very good hands.
    Looking forward to your return to the blogosphere.

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  36. Been thinking about you a lot this week. Big love to you and will be sending up prayers for a "good" appointment.
    XA

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  37. So, my dear, how's tricks?

    *Settles down in queue with sleeping-bag and flask of hot cocoa*

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