Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Service bulletin

I got this comment today:

"Appreciating being kept up with new blogs - but what's happening to your own blog? We've not heard from you, yourself, in ages. What fun are you having without us, eh?"

Indeed. Well you might ask. I'd like to say that my social life has become so thrilling that blogging has simply fallen by the wayside, because I can't find time to log on between all the champagne brunches and late suppers and falling out of taxis and dancing on tables 'til dawn. Ha.

In actual fact, I am rather pregnant. A few blogging folks already know, having seen me in my (increasingly) fleshy incarnation, but I've not written about it here because... erm, well, I get a bit shy sometimes. But I'm having a girl sometime in early May. I'll definitely keep you posted. In the meantime, here's a picture:

And so, that's why I haven't been blogging as much lately. Because being pregnant makes you very, very tired. Most of my creative energy is apparently going into constructing a tiny person, and what's left over is spread pretty thin. Frankly, it's all I can do to keep up with the day job, and sometimes this even involves leading workshops in which I am teaching lovely people how to write blogs, and I am chagrined to note that my own blog doesn't exactly conform to the "post at least once a week" rule.

I have continued to post updates about new blogs because it's important, and because there are so many new ones being born every month in Manc that I am determined to keep up with them. But I am aware that my blog has been (whisper it) kinda boring and impersonal lately. I'm working on it. Your patience is appreciated.


Jim Medway said...


Chrissy said...

Congrats on the baby!!

btw "i'll blog soon i swear posts" tend to be the last posts ever in blogs. :P

Tim said...

No apologies necessary.
And I'm not sure about the 'blog once a week' rule of thumb either. But good to hear from you all the same.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Nice to know that you've been so quiet for such a very good reason!

Kate Feld said...

Thanks, guys.

Chrissy, I've written so many "I'll blog soon I swear" posts over the past 4 years that I think I'm exempt from that rule.

Anonymous said...

That's great news! Congratulations!

FunkyMonkeyMan said...

congratulations! your going to be a mum!

Anonymous said...

Big Congrat's to you!
My wife (and I) are having a boy at the beginning of April - very excited but a bit nervous!