Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Golden Rule of Blogging

I have read so many times that the number one 'rule' in blogging is never to blog if you are angry, miserable or upset.  Well, if I stuck to that imposition I would only have written a third of my posts!  I have had many things rile me this summer from rude bus drivers to ignorant farm managers, costly roof repairs to major works ahead on the house, a disappointing summer border that consisted mainly of leggy yellow flowers and a wildflower meadow that did not live up to its promise.  I have not been to the seaside again this year - will it live up to expectations when I do eventually visit?  Probably not!!!

Anyway, just to show that I am not always dour and pessimistic, I thought I would share a rare picture my son took of me while having a good old laugh.  It does happen, not that often, but it does.

18 comments:

rusty duck said...

Great picture Simone!
Keep smiling, it does help. That and wine..

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely photo Simone, you do look very happy!!
You need to get to the seaside! :)
V xxx

greenthumb said...

Great photo.

Lyn said...

And what a beautiful photo it is!
Yes I think sometimes it is good to laugh and say to hell with it!
Xxx

Lisa said...

What a wonderful photo, you do look like you were having a really good giggle about something.
Lisa x

Selfsewn said...

Hehe keep laughing I say xx

Rosie said...

You have a lovely smile, Simone - keep smiling:)

Hen said...

That's cute, Simone! We all have times like this and it's entirely up to the individual what they choose to blog about. Hello to Gizmo. X

andamento said...

Lovely photo. Good to remember happy times. My mum used to have a little picture in her kitchen with the motto "count your blessings not your worries", something I need to remember too!

Ali said...

Hello Simone!

sharon said...

I turn to your blog for many reasons, Simone. I always appreciate your honesty and depth. Many bloggers take great care to "crop" content and we readers can't "read" the blogger at all. Your photography is spectacular and pushes me to do a better job. Your gardens, cooking, art all remind me to get a move on with my own, realizing that in doing I am living my life. Real life, warts and all as they say.
I am happy you decided to post your photo. I'm smiling back at you, my friend.

Julia said...

That's a really lovely happy photo Simone - nice to see you:0) Julia xx

Judy Hartman said...

Oh, I am SO happy I came upon this picture of you laughing, Simone!! What a treat to see you!!
It's a lovely photo and I'm glad your son caught you in a good laugh! xx

Anne said...

Beautiful photo, Simone! I know I haven't been visiting blogs very much this summer. Too busy outside and then traveling and getting ready for an art fair, but I haven't abandoned my blogger friends!

I think that the number one rule of blogging is to be authentic. Otherwise, what is the point, really? Your blog is honest and thoughtful and totally YOU. No one else could write it and that is the reason for blogging in the first place!

Glad to see you happy and I hope that those laughs and good feelings linger for quite a while.

Rowan said...

Lovely photo of you. Must admit that I try always to be positive when I'm blogging but I also try to be positive in real life too. I've always been a glass half full rather than half empty sort of person:)

Helen Philipps said...

Just catching up on your posts and wanted to add how nice to see you laughing here! I love the seaside and I hope when you do visit there that you will too!!
Helen x

Rose Fern said...

Hi Simone! I'm back from holidays and doing some catching up! As far as I have seen so far, your latest postings/mood crash with this wonderful smile of yours! I really hope you'll feel more optimistic soon. As far as the golden rule, I wouldn't care a bit!I think that letting your feelings show in your postings is your trademark!
Beautiful photo!!!!!!!

Rose Fern said...

Totally agree!