Bye now!

So, here’s the thing. I’ve decided to stop blogging here. Not in a tantrum way, I promise. At the moment I’m working on some writing projects that I really love, and there isn’t enough space in my brain hole to blog as well. It’s not just the writing either, it’s the thinking of something new to talk about all the time. Honestly, I have enough trouble thinking of something to feed the kids every day.

I have difficulty writing about the present (mostly because it’s so uninteresting) which means I perch on my chair and wonder which terrific anecdote from my life I can throw out, but it turns out that is quite draining. And also I need to draw on those experiences for the book I’m working on, which may or may not be finished in 2013 but which deserves a good crack nevertheless.

Things I will continue to do:

Without labouring the point, it has been a real pleasure to meet so many other wonderful bloggers while I’ve been writing here. Excellent writers, great friends, amazing supporters. Now I will just stalk you on your blogs and on Twitter because that is the kind of needy that I am.


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  • Reply Deb @ Bright and Precious December 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Oh how I can relate to your sentiments SO MUCH. Good on you for making the decision. And I look forward to seeing the fruits of your other project(s) along the way. PS I can barely think of what to feed my kids each day too. :/

    • Reply Anna Spargo-Ryan December 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

      It can be taxing, right? Especially when what you’re writing about is hard on your heart anyway. It’s a relief to only be committed to writing about it in private when the need grabs me.


  • Reply Kirsty Rice December 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    You will be missed. Can’t wait to read your words elsewhere. xx

  • Reply Catherine Rodie Blagg December 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I will really miss your writing Anna, but totally understand your reasons. Glad to know that I’ll still be able to read you elsewhere xx

    • Reply Anna Spargo-Ryan December 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Thank you lovely. I’ll be blog stalkin’ anyway! x

  • Reply Carly Findlay December 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Oh Anna ! I’m a bit sad but I can relate. It can be draining writing about emtoional stuff, and sometimes there’s no room to write on a daily basis. I’m glad for this blog as it meant I found you, and I’m glad you’re continuing to sprinkle your words around other places.

    • Reply Anna Spargo-Ryan December 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Carly :) I agree, it can be incredibly hard to write about the emotional side of life on a regular basis, and since that is evidently the only thing I know how to write about, I’m just a bit fatigued! x

  • Reply Jodi Gibson December 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I will definitely miss your eclectic words and stories BUT can’t wait to be able to read what you are working on so I hope you can share one day!
    I have given up blogging a few times in the past, and always returned. Now I don’t pressure myself to blog I just do it when I am so inclined. It is less draining and consuming that way.
    Good luck with your writing and will stalk you on twitter x

  • Reply Donna @ NappyDaze December 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I an completely understand your need to do this Anna. That’s why a while back I wrote a post on the concept of “slow blogging” that I was introduced to. Its a great way of not having to feel guilty about not being someone who posts to a schedule :)

    I wish you so much luck in your writing adventures as well – you are so talented so I know this will pay off for you xx

    • Reply Anna Spargo-Ryan December 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thanks so much Donna :) I thought a lot about slow blogging, but I know that if I commit to *any* kind of blogging it will permeate other things that I’m doing, and I’ll get blogger guilt!

  • Reply Torre December 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    We all have limited reserves of creative energy—why blow the motherload on your blog?

  • Reply Spam Wrigley December 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Wait, you had a blog?

  • Reply amber December 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Naw. This blog is one of my faves! Lucky your tweets are always so amusing… we all need a little Anna in our lives.


  • Reply Malini Parker December 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    oh sad.

  • Reply Karen December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I totally get this. I feel like I’m pushing shit up a hill half the time because I have my fingers in so many tiny, digital pies. My money’s on you actually pulling a draft together while I’m still in this position this time next year. Oh internet, why are you so free and easy and yet, not?

    • Reply Anna Spargo-Ryan December 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

      That’s how I felt too Karen – doing so many little digital things but not being able to commit to them fully, which drives me nuts. This week I’ve felt so much more able to work on the projects that will (I hope) really flourish with some extra attention.


  • Reply Maxabella December 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Wah! God, you’ll make me take to twitter if you don’t come back!! x

  • Reply Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right December 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

    So having just found you, and liking what I read, I guess there’s no point in me subscribing to your RSS feed? Bad timing!

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