My 818th Post

Well, I don’t usually mark milestones for my blog but this post is indeed quite special. It’s my 818th post on this blog. What a journey!

Come to think of it, it may not be a BIG number at all considering that I’ve been blogging at Our Little Smarties for 5+ years now. But I’m so happy today that I can maintain this blog for so long. It’s indeed a milestone that deserves a celebration today. 🙂

I’m not sure how many of you have been following my blog since the beginning. In these 800+ posts, you can see my journey from a clueless new mother to the mother of a Primary One boy, who likes to share my learning curve and experiences as a full-time working mother.

The most significant part of what blogging did was to open up for me an entirely new world out there – from people who read my blog to blogger friends, PR people and blog sponsors. It would be impossible to meet these amazing people without this blog.

Some of you have been with me since the beginning, and some have joined me later. Some of you constantly leave your comments, and some are silent. Some of you have met me before, and some are complete strangers.

But one thing for sure! Each and every one of you has contributed to me and my writing in some way or the other, so THANK YOU all for being here with me.

This year, I’ve made a resolution to cut down on blog projects and events mainly due to work commitments. I’ve also informed my kind sponsors to stop proposing me for campaigns because I have a phobia for deadlines now.

This blog has been running for five years now. I find that my old posts are more care-free and fun to read, and I had more commenters too. So I asked myself why it is so difficult to blog these days. It came so easily to me before, but now my creative juice seems to have “stuck”.

Apart from having a phobia for deadlines, I must be having some kind of writer’s block, loss of mojo, or something similar. It happens more often than not when I sit staring at a blank screen with nary an inkling of where to begin.

Words flow easily from my brain to my mouth, but sadly, it’s a whole different story when I’ve got to get those words from my brain to my fingers. Strange.

I seriously need to find a way to get over my writer’s block somehow. 🙁


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