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I feel like I’m tiptoeing into confession today. Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been exactly a week since I last posted. These are my sins: I’ve been cohorting with another site. I have been posting there every day. For 30 days. And I have neglected the ones I love here.

It’s true. I’ve been doing the #Blogfor30 challenge during September, which meant posting every day for 30 days on my Mum PR site. I finished my last post for the challenge last night and just fell into a bloggy heap.

I used to post here every day once. Raising girls, running a business, writing a book, being a wife, home duties and running two blogs has meant I just can’t sustain daily blogging anymore. Blog for 30 reminded me of that. It’s not so much the writing. That’s easy. I used to write between six and 10 stories daily as a journalists. It’s the uploading of content, finding images, promoting etc.

The other reason for my absence is because I’ve been spending some time garnering ideas for this site. I have a bit of a vision of where I want to take it and give it some purpose – other than being a brain dump of my thoughts. Now to put it all into action. That requires lots of battles with blogging codes and likely me breaking my site in a horrendous way. Think Mr Bean walking into a China shop. Well, we’ll see anyway.

I can assure you all though, the Aussie Giveaway Linkup will still be a key part of the weekly posting schedule. So don’t stress there. Not that you probably were!

Anyway, all will be revealed soon… And if you visit one day and discover a blank screen, you’ll know why.

Are you good with tech-related “stuff’’ or do you end up having words with your computer (and I don’t mean on a Word document)?

OK, onto the all-important Aussie Giveaway Linkup entries.

If you’re a blogger or business wanting to take part in the Aussie Giveaway Linkup:
1. Only link directly to the giveaway post/s and include the prize and end date in the linky tool below. Link each giveaway separately. If you need to delete it, hover over your link, wait until the red “x’’ appears and click.
2. Giveaways must be open to Australian residents and be run by Australian-based bloggers or businesses.
3. Grab the button below to add to your post.
4. A new list is added each Sunday so bloggers need to add their links weekly.
5. Start entering the giveaways! Entry is at your own risk. We do not take responsibility for unfulfilled prizes or a blogger/business not abiding by their own terms and conditions.


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10 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #69: Bloggy absence

  1. wow i am impressed you managed 30 days – will have to make some time to read through them all – already opened how to limit time on Facebook (need that one!) and still stink at twitter so will read those asap. I am not techy and am terrified of breaking my site so i stay out of the back end as much as possible – good luck!
    Deb @ Home life simplified recently posted..Filling in the cracksMy Profile

    • Kel says:

      Thanks Deb! I think I’ll need it! LOL!
      It was definitely hard – and a lot of late nights trying to upload content. But I got there. And it means anything from here on in will be a piece of cake to achieve!
      Sing out if you have any questions re: Twitter too. x

  2. Claudia says:

    Thats huge posting everyday. And I can’t wait to see your new ideas. Thank you for all of your hard work with the linky too 🙂
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    • Kel says:

      My pleasure, Claudia. Yes, daily blogging was certainly a “challenge”. But it was definitely good creatively – having to come up with new content so regularly! 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to see how your site evolves Kellie. I am enjoying reading through the Blogfor30 posts. They are full of useful information. Thanks!Kyrstie
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    • Kel says:

      Oh, so glad you’re finding them useful, Kyrstie! Sing out if you have any questions at all.
      And yes, now to do something with this site…. 🙂

  4. Marita says:

    So many things happening, you have to be able to prioritise. Is sad though when blogging has to stop for a while.
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    • Kel says:

      Very true, Marita. I do love blogging but, as you say, I have to be realistic too. I know there’ll be more time for more regular blogging down the track, when the girls are both in school, but have to make the most of what I have now with them at home!! 🙂

  5. jess says:

    It’s hard to keep up isn’t it? I’ve been trying to do a whole bunch of other stuff, and find that the balance is extremely difficult. Some days I completely forget to even share my posts which is crazy!
    And if you need any tech advice…. don’t come here!
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    • Kel says:

      LOL!! Thanks for the heads up on the tech advice, Jess! 😉
      Getting the balance right is a constant battle, Jess. That force that pulls you to want to do more is so strong too!!!
      One rule I’ve learnt with blogging that I’m really trying to embrace is to spend 20% of my time on writing and 80% on promoting. The idea is that you’ll gain more traffic, comments etc by putting less time into the volume of content you produce and more time into the promoting of your posts. We’ll see how we go! 🙂

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