I think it's been pretty obvious for a while, that my blog hasn't been high on my list of priorities. Which is sort of true. I still spend so much time writing posts in my head and wondering what new ideas I can come up with. I love to write, I love to blog. But… Continue reading No more Babble
There are moments in life that define us - maybe immediately, or perhaps they set off a transformation that rolls out over time. A journey. The last few years have been the latter for me. Quite simply, I'm different to the me who was here two years ago. It's fair to say I've been through the fire… Continue reading Let me reintroduce myself
Do you ever want to do something so much, that it's almost impossible to start? That new book on your bedside table that you can't start reading until you're in JUST the right headspace... The tidy up of your top drawer because you don't feel strong enough to make the big 'keep/sell or giveaway/bin' decisions… Continue reading Why I can’t blog when all I want to do is blog
I always imagine other bloggers/writers/people working from home sitting in very glamorous home offices with all their modern conveniences around them. True? Although not glamorous, or even an office, I thought I'd share my space anyway. It's just a corner of a room - a corner of the upstairs lounge I share with a TV, xbox,… Continue reading Where I write
I stumbled on this quote during my Pinterest wanderings this week and it kind of freaked me out as it, almost word-for-word, says exactly what I'm working on in a draft post at the moment! I guess somebody out there is thinking the same way that I am. So here's a sneak into a post… Continue reading Sharing
I love that blogging offers me the opportunity to look back and check out my own journey. Sometimes I think we forget where we've come from to get where we're at...
As 2015 has well and truly set itself in motion, I realise how different this year is to the last one. Without getting all deep and personal about the big stuff (for a change), I just realistically, don't have as much time on my hands to blog as I used to. Ironically, giving up work… Continue reading INSTAblogging
Hello hello hello my lovely blog world. Happy New Year!!! I have been so super busy since school finished for the summer on 12 December but I have constantly missed the world of blog. I've been away from home (still am) and traveling without a laptop which has forced some serious down time. What can… Continue reading It’s been so long it’s a new year!
It's not really a writing day today so I've just been playing in the background of my blog. I can not for the life of me get the Goodreads widget to work (I'm trying to show my currently reading list). The WordPress help forums are super helpful though and no doubt they'll have an answer for me… Continue reading Just playing in the background
I'm really starting to annoy myself. Do you constantly find yourself checking for new activity on your blogs, tweetbooks, facetags, instapins and hashmails? 😉 I do. I can hardly wander past my phone without checking the notifications some days. If I'm sitting "watching" the kids at sport, you'll probably find me on my screen a lot. Over at… Continue reading Just put the screen down
So here's an award that's a little different. But first things first, let me use my manners and say a big thank you to Marla over at A Pendulum World for nominating me for the Virtual Blog Tour Award. Again I say, I'm so pleased (and surprised) when someone thinks of Abbie's Babble when developing… Continue reading Virtual Blog Tour Award
This morning I added a new page to abbie'sbabble. Quotes - see it up there ↑ in the menu bar? Well if not, you can get to it here. This new page is a collection of the images I have created with words, lyrics, quotes, sayings that I find inspiring. I think words are incredibly powerful… Continue reading A new page of Babble: Quotes
Once again, some one, actually in this case, some oneS, has noticed my little blog and nominated me for a couple of awards. I'll make my acceptance and thank-yous in a slightly unconventional way if that's okay. Thank you Marla from A Pendulum World for the Liebster. I'm not sure how you stumbled across my blog,… Continue reading Humbled by the Lovely and the Liebster
I don't even know if 'Blogdom' is a word. I'm not going to check the dictionary. I don't care, I like it, so it stays! I haven't been in the land of blog for nearly three weeks now and I have so missed reading, writing and interacting - I think I actually went through withdrawal!… Continue reading Oh how I missed my Blogdom
I've tackled some blog planning. Just a couple of months to see if planning works for me in this forum. I had a look at what I actually want to achieve with Abbie's Babble which will come as no surprise to those who read my recent posts on where my blog is at and the… Continue reading What else is new here?
Okay I'm just kidding with you. I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. But like Wax, who nominated me, my first thoughts were to the book Sisterhood of the travelling pants which I really enjoyed (pretty sure the movie was ok too). Anyway, I digress, back to the award. Once… Continue reading Sisterhood of the travelling something…(award)
Dear dream reader Thank you for visiting my blog. I wonder how you found my space? While you are here, I want you to know that you're really just like me. Except that you're not. Because none of us is exactly the same as another. But we do have things in common. We're alive and striving to… Continue reading Dear dream reader
Following on from my last post, I'm moving forward with a new look and a modified About page. I wanted something that more reflected me - a bit brighter and more cheerful to set the scene for my blog. I hope you like it. I'm also sitting down to do some actual blog planning. So far it's… Continue reading A new look
Today Wordpress told me I have now published 100 posts. I have 154 people following me. That's not bad in four months - little numbers for most of you I know but for me, I'm happy. I didn't do this to get followers but I have to admit, I love it when I know someone new has read… Continue reading Where abbiesbabble is at
So yesterday I decided to go to 'the dark side' and explore the world that is Twitter. Up until now I've been a real Facebook kind of a girl. At the moment the Twitter-sphere look interesting and slightly (a lot!) confusing but I'm sure that in a short time I will have a new addiction.… Continue reading TWEET TWEET
Oh my oh my oh my. So I've been nominated for the Liebster again. This blows me away. Honestly, I write/blog for me - I pretty much spew words straight from my heart to the keyboard. I'm amazed every time a complete stranger likes or comments on something I've written. Let alone follows me ... and keeps… Continue reading THE LIEBSTER (AGAIN?!)
On Friday night I hit a brick wall. I posted about it as writing for me is therapeutic. It helps sort out all the cr*p racing around in my brain. In that post, I had a plan to pull myself together and it was going to be okay. But it wasn't. The plan didn't work… Continue reading THIS INNIE IMPLODED
This week I went to the funeral of a little girl who was just 20 months old. When I initially heard the new that Iola (spelt with an 'I' said like a 'Y') had died I was of course sad but also angry. I think perhaps angry at God. My question was 'Why'. Why would… Continue reading IT’S A MATTER OF FAITH
So after getting over the shock that someone noticed my blog enough to actually put my name on the list for a Liebster Blogger Award, I admit I was pretty pleased. A big thank you to Dyanne over at Her Other Lovely Sides for the nomination. I enjoy her blog because, like me, she sets out to… Continue reading THE LIEBSTER
Daily prompt: 190 Days Later If I could have looked forward to this day on January 21 and predicted how life would be, would I have been right? I'm going to go with 'no'. I'm guessing that now my life is going better than I would have thought possible back in January. Let's recap. Eight days before… Continue reading ROLLER COASTER!