26 June 2012

Forgive me?

Hi all

Are you still there?  

Are you still reading?

I'm sorry ... yet again for being a bad blogger of late. 

Is it just me or are the days just not long enough?

I have to say I have been doing a lot of pondering, thinking, soul searching (hmm that might be a bit heavy) about my little blog since my last post regarding the blog awards.

As soon as I hit 'post' I felt "I'm not worthy".

I am struggling to find the time to pin, tweet, post, like, follow etc etc and starting to suffer badly with a #smoverdose (social media overdose).  

I have become engulfed in the world of micro blogging but forgetting about where it all started  .... this blog. What a fickle person am I ?  Seriously!  I'm already eagerly awaiting the "new thing" - what on earth is going to come that is better than all the other sites I spend hours of my days oogling over?  

Well drum roll please ....

After copious amounts of this

and lots of slices of 

I have decided 

that ...

my blog is going to come first.

I must however (I feel I need to) explain for my sporadic posting.  

Aside from taking on other projects that have sucked away my time and ... OK! ...
my adulterous behaviour cavorting with other blogging sites (I'm sorry, please forgive me, you are my first and one true blog love) I ... this is going to be hard to hear but I need to be honest ... 
I was a little embarrassed by you for a little while.

Please don't be mad ... let me explain ...

When I started this blog I lived in New York.  I was in the middle of Manhattan in an apartment a few blocks up in the East Village.  What I'm trying to say is that I knew no-one, no-one knew me, I was anonymous.  Not that I was embarrassed or ashamed - the total opposite in fact.  I was embracing my crafty side and was happy for all to see/hear about it. 

But now 

Now I live in Roscommon, a small (yes Roscommon peeps it's small ... especially in comparison to NY) town in the middle of Ireland.  A lovely town, but a small town.  So small in fact that it is possible to overhear a conversation in a local cafe where two 'ladies' (take a deep breath and move on, leave the 'ladies' and do not replace with another word) are discussing this very blog and how hilarious it is and how they " "go into it just for a laugh and to have a nose at what she's up to".    I kid you not.   Let's just say that conversation hit a nerve, that conversation did upset me and as a result (and some other comments said direct to me) I have found it hard to blog and be honest I have sat and thought about who will be reading this, what will they think etc  

But ... like I said nearly 10 minutes ago (sorry are you still with me?) I'm moving on and sausages to those of you who just come 'for the nose'.   For the rest of you who genuinely visit to see my makes and bakes thank you so much for calling by and especially thank you to the lovely peeps who leave the most lovely comments.  They genuinely make my day.  

Have you forgiven me?

I hope so

I promise to be a better blogger and give you the attention you deserve xx


  1. Oh a huge hello from Limerick!! I am following over from another blog and got so excited when I saw you were an Irish blogger too :) I'm off to follow, browse and have a great read of your blog! So happy to have found you... Hazel x

    1. Hi Hazel, fab to see a fellow Irish Blogger :O) Will pop over and visit soon M x

  2. Hi Michelle, I just wanted to let you know that I love to look at your blog, read your posts and look at your lovely pics. I glad you've decided to keep it up and I can't wait to see more of your projects! xx Elaine

  3. Michelle,

    I know what you mean about the small rural town and everyone knowing everyone else. Pass no remarks on those comments, those people obviously have nothing to be doing with their time but gossiping and you get that sort everywhere. I too have neglected my blog a bit lately but I had a lot going on this year, moved job, moved house and got married so just settling into my new lifestyle. I never use my real name on my blog and I know some people may not like it but at the end of the day if they read my blog and like it I don't think it matters who I am... as they know my personally and all the things I like and my journey through life. I love visiting your blog. I have found that a lot of bloggers have moved to facebook more and I have no facebook account, I sometimes feel a bit out of the loop but I don't want a facebook page I have my wee blog. Keep the head and glad you are returning to blogging more :)

    All things nice...

    1. Wow you have had a lot on!! Congratulations and hope you are all settled in. Trying to get through my blog list and visit all the lovely blogs I've been missing. I spent hours last night going through the list and I'm still not even half way through it. So many amazing blogs out there. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I know we all say it but I really really really do appreciate that you went out of your way to comment, sometimes it's a cafaffle to do so for me so I appreciate it even more because of that x

  4. Hurrah for your prioritisation of blogging. I have no patience with Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest or any of that, as it's too structured, too much part of someone else's whole, whereas a blog is genuinely a small space of one's own with plenty of scope for photographs of cake.

    1. Mise PLEASE find someone do develop the Mise Ap :O) :O) x

  5. Bless you. I hope those peeps choke on their nasty words as they read this..
    Keep up your lovely blog & works. It's always so lovely to see you!


    1. Ahh thank you xx I'm sitting here amazed at all the comments I got and emails too.

  6. Michelle, I'm still here. It's not how much you blog....it's just nice to come in for a quick visit to see what you've been up to.
    As for other people, we can't control what they do or think or say for that matter...the only thing we have control over is ourselves.
    Don't worry about the naysayers. Their comments say everything about "them" and nothing about you. They just seem to be jealous and probably wish they had the gumption to "put themselves out there".
    Keep up the good work...as for the cafe gossipers...stuff 'em.

    1. I think I might print that and post it up beside my laptop :O) Thanks Lesley xxx

  7. I know what you mean, its hard putting yourself out there but in all area's in life there are always ones out there who want to bring you down. It just shows you are a stronger person for it, who has the courage to push forward in what you want for yourself. So be brave girl and go for it!

  8. Michelle, your blog is beautiful and inspiring. dont bother thinking about those 2 lovelies, they probably never made anything useful or beautiful in their entire lives.
    Ger x

    1. Geraldine you have me in stitches here :O)

  9. Do not bother about those two "bats" and remember all us who enjoy your blog! All the best, Maria

  10. I'm from Roscommon too and no matter what you do the small percentage of bitches will talk about you. Always do what you want to do and that way you please at least one person :) Also, imagine devoting the time and energy to check a blog you don't like?! How do they get anything done?!

  11. Hi Michelle,
    I live in a small village in the Czech Republic. I get gossipped about quie a lot. I linked my blog to facebook an really wish I hadn't as I think the silly gossips see my posts then have a good old gossip to themselves.
    It doesn't really matter and they are probably dull as dishwater anyway. I like your blog and I understand where you are coming from. Just do your own thing. You are a highlight of their miserable lives! xxx

  12. Hi Michelle - hope you will not let anything spoil your enjoyment of creating and of course blogging. I have found a small group of really lovely cyber friends who have become regular penpals all through blogging. I had a very nasty spiteful negative attack from one other blogger once which was hurtful and had the same effect as your overheard 'gossipers' so know how you must have felt. Life is too short to let shallow people bother you, so glad you will be blogging more. I recently deleted my facebook for the same sort of reasons - just not enough time for it all and had to prioritise. Your new creation is very pretty.

    1. Thank you so much x I am still struggling with my blog but have been re reading all the lovely comments I got to this post x

  13. Hi from another irish blogger. Just stumbled on this post now. I have been following your blog for a short while and will continue to do so. I love your posts. Never mind those who talk and "nose", jealousy plays a large part in my opinion!!


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