This and That! Mostly ramblings!

April 12, 2016 Between Reads 14

I feel like I’m always ignoring my blog lately and I’m not happy about that.  Not happy at all.  And it’s not that I’ve fallen out of love with blogging or don’t want to blog, it’s just because I can’t seem to make time to do it the way I want to do it.  I did deliberately take a little break as my exercise habits had broken down a little and I wanted to correct that (which I have done, I’m back with a vengeance!).   But now I am trying to get my blogging house back in order.


My new blogging motto


If you have commented here, please know I’ve read and appreciated your comment, I am just ridiculously far behind in my reply comments.  And when I do open the computer to blog, I usually have only about 45 minutes to devote to blogging.  Then I waste time by panicking about all the things I have to do.  Comment back, write a review, schedule a post, etc.  And so I end up doing not very much of anything.

But lately I’ve been thinking about how much I love blogging, about why I started in the first place and how much I’m missing it.  So I am aiming to do better.  I’ll hack out some more time from my schedule from somewhere as it’s my thing and I miss it.  Of course I’ve been reading loads and I feel like I’m missing out a crucial step in my enjoyment and completion of a book by not coming on here afterwards to fully express just how good or bad it made me feel.



Read this weeks ago, loved it and have yet to write a review *hangs head*











I am feeling inspired at the moment and want to get back to doing posts that I love like Green Giants, The Sunday Post, discussions about bookish things that have been on my mind and I also want to update you all on Trish Transforms (my long running weight loss journey but it’s all good!).  I want to tell you all about my new hobby of making pocket letters, about how I’ve become addicted to paper crafting and how snapchat is improving my life in so many ways.  I want to tell you much I am enjoying my Spring walks and how good getting lots of fresh air is making me feel.




I want to tell you about how I’ve been organising my book room.  Slowly!  But still, I’m making progress.  By the end of this year I am determined to have a fully functional room that I can use for blogging, reading and of course for storing my books.



I want to tell you all that I got new Hogwarts pyjamas.  Because lets face it, no one else in my life appreciates how awesome this is and I know I can count on you to get it!  I only realised when I got home that they are Gryffindor and I’m a Hufflepuff but in true Hufflepuff style I don’t get stressed by this.  We are all about acceptance!



I have the PJs, just waiting on my letter!


Oh and of course I want to share the love for some great books I’ve read lately.  So if you are still here, thanks for sticking around and I promise to up my game a bit!


Talk to Trish:  How do you find time to blog, do you get overwhelmed and how do you cope with that?

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14 Responses to “This and That! Mostly ramblings!”

    • trish

      I think we all can agree that it’s very time consuming. But it is worth it and I do miss it when I neglect it for a while. I need to stick my motto to my forehead and remember it next time I feel overwhelmed!

  1. S. J. Pajonas

    I love your Hogwarts pajamas!! Those are awesome! I find time to blog when I can, but it’s sort-of an add-on to writing books, so I don’t feel as much pressure to do stuff there as I have in the past. I will definitely be going back and cleaning up content on my blog so that I can advertise those posts and find more readers. That’s probably my biggest task at the moment.
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…How Sweet Potatoes Saved Japan

    • trish

      Going back on old content is a great idea and one I must think about doing too. After a lot of work went into posts and it’s nice to re-showcase them. Would you then delete the old post? Hmmhh, I need to really hash this out and act on it.

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    This new year must have brought with it some requirement for reflection, Trish. I’ve been thinking about how I blog, why I blog, what I’d like to change…it’s kinda nice to know I’m not the only one. 😉 I look forward to seeing how you go about changing things, sharing things, etc. Maybe you’ll inspire me. I adore your Hogwarts pajamas!! <3
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…Review ~ Facade ~ Nyrae Dawn

    • trish

      It’s a form of constant frustration to me Brandee. I love blogging but trying to organise my time to fit it in is challenging. But when something is important to you, you have to make the time, right?! I think change is good, otherwise we get bored. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with too.

  3. Lola

    I know what you mean. While I love blogging, I also have weeks were it’s hard to fit things in or I run behind with replying to comments and it makes me feel so bad.

    And I missed your posts, but I am glad to hear you’re not stopping with blogging, just had less time.

    Those Hogwarts Pajamas are adorable! I think I got Ravenclaw when I did a sorting hat test.

    We took a walk today, the spring weather has been so nice here too and it’s great to be able to open the windows again and go outside. Although your neighborhood looks like an even prettier place to go for a walk!
    Lola recently posted…Review: April by Audrey Carlan

    • trish

      I hate feeling bad about blogging Lola as that just makes me not want to blog at all. So I’m trying to park the stressing and just do what I can. Even if it’s only a tiny post and one or two comment replies, that is still better than nothing. And I have a plan now to comment early one morning before work so I’m hoping that will help too.
      I always thought I was Ravenclaw so being sorted in to HufflePuff was a shock! But the more I thought about it, the more it fit! I am someone who does tend to put others first and I really value people in my life so I’m a proud HufflePuff advocate these days!

  4. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Oh gosh, I totally understand. It can be really stressful finding time to blog and do everything that goes with that. My tip is to try and find some time to blog ahead – a week or two, it doesn’t matter and then you’ll feel a bit better about things and be able to devote time to doing other blog-related things like commenting or social media, etc. It’s hard to keep up with at times, I know, but I DO try my best at scheduling ahead if I can. haha

    Anyway, I’m obsessed with Instagram these days. I’m here:
    I have snapchat but only have one friend. He sends me random photos. haha it’s fun though.

    LOVE your PJ’s. I have a pair of Slytherin PJ pants. They are my favorite.

    Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance recently posted…Interview with Author Tami Veldura

    • trish

      I’m a firm advocated of scheduling ahead but I’m failing at that right now. I am joining in Blog Ahead in May though so hopefully that will help build up a store of posts for me and I’m slowly getting a few done before that too. I’m following you now on IG and let me know if you want a second snapchat friend, I’ll be happy to add you 🙂 And it’s becoming apparent that I spend way too much time on social media, no wonder I have no time to blog! 😀

    • trish

      I feel your pain Amy! It’s important to me so I’m trying to do everything to keep it in my life. And I always think you find time for the things that matter to you. Not stressing about it is so important too though and I’m trying to to keep that in mind too.

  5. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    First of all, I LOVE THOSE PAJAMAS!! Where did you get them?? I just read Harry Potter for the first time EVER and man am I obsessed. I love it so, so, so much. I took the quiz and I am a Hufflepuff too! Go Hufflepuffs. 🙂 Also, welcome back to blogging! I think we all go through spurts where we aren’t necessarily as enthusiastic about blogging. A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling lazy and I had horrible writer’s block and I had ZERO urge to blog. I actually was forced to take a break from it because my Internet went out for six days. Not only could I not post, but I couldn’t read other blogs and I couldn’t comment on them either. The break was just what I needed. I came back with more ideas and more energy for writing posts. Yay! Great post.
    Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Make Me Happy

  6. Rita @ View From My Home

    Don’t stress it if you can’t blog as you would like to. I know you want to share your book thoughts after finishing a book, so why not just pop on once a week and do your twitteresque reviews, and a few lines about what you have on the TBR.

    When the time comes, it comes and you’ll make good use of it. I have this problem in my life now this past month or so, but we all get through it eventually. It’s just nice to chat with you once in a while rather than not at all.
    Rita @ View From My Home recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/17/16

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