Hi, my name is Hayley and you may remember me from such shows as Tea Party Beauty, When I Used to Blog & What’s Your Excuse This Time… I have starred in the latter show many many times. I could sit here and tell you all the reasons why I haven’t blogged properly in the last 2 months, and probably get a whole host of sympathy for them. But, for the most part it’s just been laziness – I couldn’t be arsed.
I’m not going to tell you how busy I have been with work or the bloggers blog awards, because everyone is busy and everyone has a life and shit to do. I’m going to tell you that I’ve been busy but I could easily have found an hour here or there to pick up my laptop or edit some pictures on my Mac. Instead I picked up Netflix and let myself escape in to a series for a few hours, because I couldn’t be arsed to face my blog.
I’m not going to tell you that I had some shitty family news and that I was too devastated to blog. Nope, I am going to tell you that I was a selfish bitch and used this news to justify to myself my being lazy and not blogging.
I’m not going to tell you that my insomnia has been so bad lately that on average I am only getting 3 hours sleep a night so I am too tired to blog. Nope, I am going to tell you that instead of using that time I am awake to get shit done, I use it to think up unrealistic scenarios in my head of what might happen when I go somewhere, or visit someone or do something. Such a great use of time, I know.
I am not going to use the amount of freelance work I have on as an excuse for not having time to blog. Because the reality of it is that I can easily do both whilst also working full time, but I choose to do more freelance work because it pays, and well, blogging doesn’t for the most part.
I have been a shit blogger for the last 2 months, so what?! I am not going to apologise for this, because I am pretty sure you don’t care, or at least haven’t noticed. And, what do I have to apologise for? Living my life? Indulging in some Netflix? Drinking prosecco when I could have been taking blog pics?
What I should be doing is making promises of all the content that I am going to produce over the next few months, but the likely hood is I won’t stick to it, so I am not going to. I do have a schedule planned in my free online blog planner that has content for every day for the next 2 months. But, whether I stick to that remains to be seen. My track record isn’t the greatest. I adore creating content for this blog, and pouring my all in to it, but sometimes I also like ignoring my blog and taking a step back from all it entails. Although at the moment taking a step back from it just means I am stepping in to all the awards stuff, and believe me that’s a whole lot more intense. I am going to try my hardest to get my act together; post on my blog, create video content for Instagram, keep up with my pinterest and try to be an all-round blogging boss, but I it’s likely I will fail, and that’s OK.
So there you have it, my shit excuse is I couldn’t be bothered and I needed to have some ‘normal’ time.