Hey Laila, author of this blog!
It’s me, or it’s you, or – whatever, it’s me, read this back ok? (It’s you). Look, it’s ok to not post anything for a week, it’s not because you didn’t want to, but because you were just too darn busy. You were dashing around the country picking up love, affection, life experiences, joy and really bloody good memories. You were living the spontaneous, carefree, surprise-filled life you’re always banging on about on this very blog! It’s ok to sack it off for a little bit because you couldn’t bear to post anything that was fake or shit or rushed or crap. If people want to advertise with you then they probably still will, especially if you mention that your stats have apparently not been affected by your week-long sojourn.
It’s ok that all your recent tweets were scheduled because people that are really invested in you can see the flurry of work on other projects, and those that aren’t won’t give a toss. I mean, it’s twitter for fucks sake. Who cares? Look, it’s totally cool NOT to be the blogger who continually airs gorgeously rendered photography – you got your words too, girl! It’s ok that sometimes the wordy posts have shit pictures and sometimes the photo-heavy posts have minimal words. Your photos are pretty good a lot of the time.
It’s seriously ok that of the 8 planned post ideas you have for this week, none have gone up. That you totally missed your blogs birthday. That you had vaguely wondered about a giveaway for last years blog birthday, failed to organise it, thought about it again for this year and then failed to organise it AGAIN. Honestly, who cares? Not even you, apparently. That’s the kind of little thing nobody cares about. You’re improving all the big and wonderful things (Seriously, you really are – how great is the new Quizcats website? That song you wrote last night! And look how awesome Friday will be! Go you, GO FUCKING YOU) and in the grand scheme of things a blog giveaway nobody even knew about is NOT a big deal. Like seriously, who cares. I’m actually laughing as I type this! So ridiculous! Honestly, that’s super cool. YOU’RE cool.
Hey, you know what else? It’s cool to actually publish this as a post too because I am 99% sure everybody else feels the same at some point. In fact, definitely do publish. Hey it’s a little off-the-wall for a Wednesday evening but WHATEVER. Everybody logs in, thinks “oh shit, has it been a week?” and then everybody has that second voice that chimes going “ohhhhhhh man, pahaha, A WEEK. That’s hilarious. Well whatever, that’s totally cool bro” and then maybe they post, maybe they don’t. Whatever you can be arsed to do, buddy.
Just to circle back around – look, it’s totally, 100% FINE not to be the kind of girl who schedules posts in advance. I mean if you can and you want to then GREAT but you have a crazy busy freelance career, and a more than fulfilling social life, and a “home” that comprises of three main bases in two counties, so yeah, time’s going to be a little thin on the ground. That’s cool bruh! This is no 9-5, Mon-Fri, blog every evening situation. You just do what you can, when you can, if you can, and that is really, honestly, truly MORE than enough. Ok pal, over and out. If I’m honest I’m still cracking up over the first sentence of this post. Are you me? I’m you. WHO ARE YOU? It’s me, bro. Or you. Oh – look whatever, stop looning about and just do whatever the hell you want. We cool. (Are we two? Or one? What is this? Shut up brain)(no you shut up)(SERIOUSLY WHAT)