Blogging and Balance


Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers…

It is also rather addictive!

Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning…

My own self care continues to be a priority, as I manage my fibromyalgia symptoms with:

  • Nutritious food,
  • Meditation and creative visualisation
  • Gratitude
  • Walking
  • Gardening
  • Sitting in my garden…

” As I spend time in Mother Nature I restore harmony and balance.”

My spirit is calling me to rest more after my recent bout of shingles .

I shall be posting less often over the summer months, but I shall continue to follow and comment on your blogs. I will also re-blog a few favourites…

I have been participating in Bernadette of Haddon Musings  52 Weeks of Thankfulness writing prompt for almost a year. It is now week 48! Where did that year go?

I have been extremely blessed to follow in Bernadette’s footsteps, and I shall continue to pop in from time to time.  Thank you Bernadette.

My dear friend Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash writes beautiful, daily grateful posts.

Please call round and say “Hello.”


I look forward to a gentle summer of rejuvenation in my garden and on the beach

In fact, I am heading back to the beach very shortly!


  1. A lovely gentle post Brigid and I could feel a sense of slowing down in it. I agree that finding a balance between the addiction of blogging and living life is a fine art. Enjoy the slow down and the beach and take care. Hugs xo

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  2. “Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers…”

    I couldn’t have said it better. You’ve hit the nail right on the head.
    I know with my own health issues that I fall behind all the time on one thing or another, and I know that some bloggers haven’t forgiven me for missing some of their blog posts, which has (surprisingly) upset me greatly. But it is what it is.

    I hope that your ‘slow down’ over summer, leaves you feeling bright and bushy tailed and that you’ll be back to blogging once again very soon.

    I shall miss you Daisies. ~ Cobs. x

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  3. Brigid, it has been a joy to share these 48 weeks with you. You have had a very rigorous year between blogging and bring your book to birth. Enjoy your hiatus and come back to us strong, healthy and happy.

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  4. Wishing you peace and relaxation in your beautiful garden and down on the coast with all the wildness of nature. Hope you are leaving the shingles (but not those on the beach) far behind Brigid. really enjoyable book trailer too

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  5. Hey Brigid, enjoy the summer and a return to health vitamin d works wounders for so much. Gratitude is a wonderful thing for finding balance i ferl personally as i derailed off the balance last week..but getting back on track. And tomorrow meditation has helped me is a bit different but it did the trick.

    Take it easy and take care of yourself ..wish you health , happiness and balance

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  6. Yes Brigid, I guess most of us blog less in the summer, and I know that I had to also evaluate weighing the time spent blogging and other things in life…. personal and also other interests… Have a wonderful summer.. and I heard the word ‘beach’…. We have some beaches to go to when it warms more.. but not big ones usually and not to close. My husband and I and sister and her husband used to travel each winter to the beaches mostly in Florida… but alas the last couple of years unable to… I guess the word beach made me recall those times… Diane

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    • Thanks Diane. I do hope you can get to the beach too. I kept up a daily blog post all last year so I feel this summer I need that break and lots of happy outdoor memories. Life is short and I have lost two relatives of late so lesson learned…

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  7. Take the summer and restore yourself Brigid…enjoy every moment with Mother Nature…as you know she is the best healer! Thank you for your kind words, my heart smiles at them. Wow 48 weeks already, you’re right, where does the time go. Enjoy your beach tent, the beach, your summer and most of all you!! Wishing you a summer of health and beyond!! Much love…xo

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  8. I hope you enjoy your time at the beach Brigid. Yes I am learning blogging does take a certain amount of balance. While it is addicting, I know that time spent outdoors and with family is just as addicting and very much needed. I am headed to the beach this summer too and plan to make many sand castles and catch a few sunsets. Have a wonderful time and enjoy your time at the beach!

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