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Can You Feel The Blog Love Tonight?

1blog52Turns out, being an adult is hard work.

Adding blogging to that and anxiety, well, it could be the proverbial straw.
When it’s quiet here on my blog, I have time to think.
Why am I really doing this?
Should I be doing this?
I have so much else to do, is this a distraction?
Or is blogging just another version of chocolate, sappy movies, wanting to cry, desperately wishing a time machine would materialize in my living room to whisk me back to a time when the biggest decisions I had to make were: what to wear to school, who to hang out with, what to listen to…Probably shouldn’t go back, I might scream at myself to quit wishing to grow up and just enjoy growing up.


Some days I feel like blogging is more Hotline Blog (I’m assured Drake will drop this as a follow-up to his famous Hotline Bling)
You used to like me on my blog post
Late or early when I needed blog love
And I know when that hotline pinged
It could only mean one thing…
But these days, you’ve become a ghost
Wonder if you’re out there forgettin’ about my blog post
Doing other things, maybe making cinnamon toast


But blogging isn’t all about Likes, it’s about enjoying each other…

Learning. Teaching. Laughing. Crying. Smiling.


I try to imagine what my blog would have been if I blogged as a child, you know, before I knew:

1. I’d have a computer, in my home.

2. I’d use this computer to tell perfect strangers (well, maybe not perfect) stuff about my life.

3. My worst recurring nightmare wasn’t fear, it was the fear of fear.

4. Bacon would become both hero and villain.

5.  Everyone lied to me about stuff, including but not limited to: Santa, this won’t hurt (it did), The Tooth Fairy, being “almost there” (we weren’t), there was no more chocolate (there was), and that I’d use math in real life…


6. Life is less Game of Life and more Monopoly.

7. Power is a commodity, not necessarily the one that lights up your home.

8. What skin tags are, let alone having them.

9. The world is crawling with serial killers, if TV is to be believed.

10. Some people will still be mean, even as adults.

11. I’d use numbers from a fortune cookie for lottery tickets.

12. My body would be my worst enemy.

13. I’d look more like Jessica Fletcher than Jessica Alba.

14. I’d still be watching Doctor Who, Monty Python, and so would my teen son.

15. I’d lose hours of my life to a mysterious world that delivers weird yet amusing things to me right at home (yes, including pizza and Amazon).


16. I’d ever tire of Christmas (well, the commercialism of Christmas).

17. I’d try figgy pudding…get out there – try, visit, read, comment, share, take part in something different.

18. I’d let zombies into my home at least once a week…and love it.

19. You can’t eat all the cake, you have to share it, same goes for blogging.

20. I’d have many families – the one I was born into, the ones I found and found me, the ones I’ve made, and this amazing blogging community.


So get out there, hakuna matata – visit some blogs, enjoy each other, and never forget, you’re not alone.




Very me

196 thoughts on “Can You Feel The Blog Love Tonight?

  1. I agree “blogging isn’t all about Likes, it’s about enjoying each other…”
    It’s about having a place to share what resonates, and hopefully finding people who feel the same. And when they don’t agree, it’s because different things resonate for them. But we’re all here, together. Finding the little, personal places that feel like home.

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  2. Donna, you have reached into the heart of the matter. The core thing everyone has in common no matter how reclusive or crumudgenly they might be — they don’t want to be alone in their feelings or beliefs. My friend, you are not alone. Mega hugs!


    1. Thank you Teagan, so glad we’ve found each other. 🙂
      Now, about ‘building’ me that house in Atonement or letting me stay at your lovely lodge…too pushy? 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly, dear one, I’ll let you get back to your writing and I’m going to take my banana bread (some with walnuts, others chocolate chips) out of the oven and thanks for the apple cider recipe, they’ll go perfect together. 🙂

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      1. 😉 I’m rather worried about the magical occupant of that lodge, Donna. So we’ll have to build you a house of your own. So what will it be? Something large with gleaming white columns? A cozy cottage? A brightly colored Victorian? Maybe an all glass manse where the glass can become opaque as suits your whim? Oh this is too much fun. Enjoy the banana bread. Megahugs right back.


      2. The banana bread was too good. 😉
        My dream house would be a Victorian-style, dark wood, antiques, wrought iron, basically Addams Family meets Haunted Mansion but with less cobwebs. 😉
        You’re too kind, as always Teagan, but I like magic, who knows, it might all work out. 😉
        Megahugs! 🙂


      1. Yes and Zooey Deschanel sang her face off in the shower scene lol! Love her voice! Great movie!

        All the best, always💞💞💞e


  3. I love blogging – and talking to people is the best part of it. I never knew so many wonderful people were out there, just happy to chat. Great, fun post. Thank you for making me smile.


    1. They are, we are, you are, I am – it’s amazing, isn’t it?
      Wishing you a delight-filled Sunday – hope to see you over on Twitter for Suzie’s #SundayBlogShare 🙂


  4. Certainly we wouldn’t want you to stop blogging. This is such a great place to visit. So many people love your entertainment. Blogging is a cyber lifestyle where we come to read and mingle with like-minded people. 🙂 Happy Sunday! 🙂


    1. I tried something different, but it just wasn’t me, so I’m back and glad to be here, mostly, I don’t want to stop, but WordPress is certainly making it more challenging than I’d wish, I can see why bloggers pursue other platforms. Thank you for your kind words, for now, I’ll just keep doing what I do and hope people enjoy it too. 🙂 Wishing you a lovely Sunday – I’ll see you over on Twitter for Suzie’s #SundayBlogShare I hope. 🙂

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      1. I know WordPress can be difficult at times for many of us. I host my own site,, and I still have plenty of issues. You are not alone, lol. We as writers and bloggers are not always so well-versed at the technology behind the scenes, which can be quite aggravating, as when something happens, it really halts our production and sucks away time. Yet, we persevere! Thanks for the reminder of Suzie’s, I’ll be there. And wishing you a lovely Sunday too! ❤


      2. I understand WordPress tries to fix things and make them better, but sadly they too often do they opposite…but I guess I’ll keep at it for now. Sucks away time, likes, views… 🙂
        Yes, #SundayBlogShare is always hopping and often trending 🙂

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    1. Takes one to know one, David, how was your weekend, hope it was as delightful as you (not possible, but we can hope). 🙂
      I’m glad you’re in my blogging family! Massive hugs and all the best. 🙂


  5. Screw “Freshly Pressed” (I have issues–I realize that I, too, will NEVER, EVER, EVER get a post published on FP–I think Taylor Swift wrote that song with my never, ever, ever being on FP in mind)–THIS post needs to be on Buzzfeed! It’s fawesome (I’m sure you know what the “f” stands for!) Excellent and hilarious post! XOXOXO!


    1. Oh my, yes, Ms. Swift may have it right. 😉
      Why, thank you, that would be lovely, but… 😉
      I do know…fudge, no, fruit, no, fun…oh, there I figured it out finally. 😉
      Thank you kindly and hope this week is good to you. 🙂


  6. too true that we are never nearly there, it’s always distance is ‘there’. I’ve head people have glimpsed it but they are all either having therapy or become leaders of religions or maybe that equates to the same thing.


  7. Just added your brilliant post as a fellow blogger l like you have found it changes you when l started 7 years ago l had mother who was ill when she died l thought about why l started all this and looking at people like you everyday posting these wonderful posts – l now know why.

    I can #Donnamazing post 💕


    1. I agree, Ian, so much has changed since I started this, like you I’ve lost people I loved, and often I question why I’m doing it and then I read posts, communicate with other bloggers and remember, this is is why. Thank you so much for the reblogs, Ian, you’re too kind, but it’s lovely. 🙂
      Hope this week is good to you and filled with wonder. 🙂

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  8. So glad to be a part of your blogging community Donna and I did have a good laugh over many of your list items today! Best to you for a fine week ahead.


      1. I hope not only once. 😉
        I love the new ones, but I kind of miss the cheesiness of the classics, you know, garbage bags monsters, tin foil Cybermen, whisk and plugger Daleks… 😉

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  9. I laughed at that statement about there not being more chocolate when there was. The “misinformation” about Santa and the Tooth Fairy I could handle, but not the line about chocolate. THAT never went well with me, and still doesn’t. 😉

    LOVED your musings about blogging as a child. The thought of it is making my morning go so much better – I’m serious!


    1. Yes, who lies about there not being chocolate, that is so wrong on so many levels. 😉
      I’m so glad it made your morning go so much better, that makes my day!!! 🙂
      All the best and hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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    1. lol Thank you for the lovely comments and sharing the blog love. 🙂
      Yes, Jessica Fletcher rocks, maybe I just need to embrace it and go and solve some murders! 😉
      I love that you love my blog, so glad we found each other and thanks for all the blog love! 🙂
      Hope this week is treating you well. 🙂


  10. Good post. Loved the message but I couldn’t help be distracted by all the great pictures. My favourite being Keanu thinking about the cat internet. Awesome.


    1. Congrats, well-deserved!!! Hurrah! 🙂 Loved your answers!!!
      I’m so thrilled to be nominated, even though I don’t accept awards anymore, I’m always still thrilled that bloggers care. Thank you so much. And your questions are so cool, I can’t help but answer…
      —-Barney or Blue? If you have no CLUE about this question, that’s okay. Just make up a funny 1 liner. ===Blue, but mostly during the Steve years (thanks for doing your part, you sure are smart…).
      —-What number comes after 14? Just so I’ll know for next time. ===42?
      What surprise ingredient do you add to your lemonade? ===Lemons.
      —- If you could go back in time, to any age, how old would you be? ===25.
      —-Why that particular age? === I had a great time, from what I remember.
      —-Do you drink outta plastic or real glass? ===Real glass if possible.
      —-Are you tethered or wireless? ===Both.
      —-E-book or print? ===Print, but I like e too, but all those ‘books’ all have the same feel and weight.
      Thanks again and hope this day treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. Thanks for nominating me. And congrats! 🙂
        I’m old school Blue, my son started watching with Steve, but Joe was good too. I don’t know if you remember this but when they changed hosts there were rumours that ‘Steve’ had died. So weird for a children’s show, gotta love the internet. 😉 Now let’s talk The Wiggles. 😉
        Have you seen what’s in some lemonade, lemons would be the last thing on the list, if at all. lol 😉
        Math confuses me less now, but I’m not going to be a rocket scientist anytime soon. 😉
        Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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      2. Welcome, and thanks! I just started watching it due to my grand baby. And Steve and Joe are both on the CD. I don’t have live TV. That is weird!
        I have seen the Wiggles, when I had TV, but don’t know them really.
        IKR??!! Haha, at least most “lemon”ade is still yellow- until we get to the pink!! Where have you ever seen pink lemons?? lol
        Me either!
        It sure did, thanks!


      3. My son is a teen now so even if I could, kiddie shows are no longer a thing here. 😉
        I always wondered about pink lemons, and why pink, why not blue or red or purple? 😉
        Take care, talk to you soon. Hope this week is treating you well. 🙂

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  11. I was passing through and wanted to nominate you for a quote challenge – you don’t have to accept, but I wanted to say that it’s nice to know other people who love Doctor Who and Monty Python!


    1. Thank you kindly for the nomination. 🙂
      I’m afraid I’m not able to participate at this time, “My hovercraft is full of eels”, but “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant”. Thank you again and have one more, it’s wafer-thin. 😉
      Hope this weekend is treating you well. 🙂 Ping.


    1. Thank you kindly for the nomination. 🙂
      I’m afraid I’m not able to participate at this time, “My hovercraft is full of eels”, but “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant”. Thank you again and don’t blink and good luck. 😉
      Hope this weekend is treating you well. 🙂 Ping.


    1. It’s funny, those diaries were a big secret and yet now, we share with all. Very interesting turnaround. 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by Olga an hope this week is treating you kindly. 🙂


    1. Ian, hello, it’s good to be back here too as well. 🙂
      As always, thank you kindly, not just for reblogging, for inspiring me to keep going! 🙂
      Hope this week is being awesome to you, Ian, take care. 🙂


    1. I’m still giggling at the cat meme, too funny.
      Thank you so much for adding me to your cool list (I’m in awesome company); you’re too kind (please continue). 😉
      Hope the week ahead treats you very, very well. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much for the remarkable reblog, Ian. Hope things have been well (all things considered). Thanks again for the #bloglove and hope this week treats you kindly. Big bloggy hugs xox


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