Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sometimes I sits and thinks...

Update :
I never seem to be able to express myself properly. This post was an attempt to explain my blog silence reflected that fact that I was enthralled by the number of fabulous posts and hence I had adopted a predominantly "Reading" mode. I've been much touched by the warm expressions of support. You only have yourselves to blame if I blog any more! Big, Big hug to you all.

But most times, I just blog without thinking. You may have noticed the distinct lack of blogging on my part in recent times. No, relax, I've not hit that obligatory (and contagious) "I need some time to be alone" phase so favoured by many bloggers. In fact it's been quite the opposite. I've probably never spent more time in Blog O'Sphere.

The problem (if it is a problem) is that I've spent all my time reading everyone else's fabulous blogs. Boy, but there are some excellent stuff out there. I took the shortlist for the Irish Blog Awards and went surfing. This has seriously impacted upon my work output and my boss has scheduled a "chat" for tomorrow afternoon.

I took part in a fabulous number of "debates" by leaving half-baked comments on a variety of sites. Some have told me to never ping their StatCounter again. Well it's the thought that counts.

But I have been much entertained and educated. Fiona asks a question about having open threads on her blog and started a love-in about the fabulous Garret Fitzgerald. JL has threaded up some of the more topical stories as only he can. Knackered Kaz is saying goodbye to her full-time journalist job and beginning to question the meaning of life. Sarah Carey is being baited for having a second cousin extradited to the States to testify in an Enron case under Terrorist legislation. Omani is making the FT accessible to us all and is beginning to appreciate the brilliant Brian Kennedy. Jen McCann has wowed everyone with a brilliant article and is working on the difficult second post. GingerPixel has writtin a fabulous open letter to another type of red head from Ballybrack.

With all this great stuff, how could a girl possibly compete. My dad says it is better to sit silently in the corner and seem dumb than open one's mouth and confirm it.



Blogger Steven said...

If you consider me a good blogger please listen to me.

You don't have to compete with anyone else. I find your blog a welcome break from everyone else's writing. I can relate to it so much better than other bloggers.

Don't put yourself down. You're a talented writer.

Other bloggers are not better. They are just different. They write about different things. I for one think there are too many "Here is my opinion and why it is better than yours" blogs out there.

I would genuinely miss your blog if it disappeared in the morning.

Keep blogging. You'll often find that your 'worst' post gets the 'best' response.

7:59 p.m., February 23, 2006  
Anonymous Claire said...

Amen to that.

I skim a lot of blogs but follow only a few and yours is most definitely one of the latter.

10:51 p.m., February 23, 2006  
Blogger dunner said...

I totally agree with rinceoir on this. You are a good blogger and I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts. There are way too many bloggers out there who suffer from "my opinion is better than yours" syndrome and I find the most interesting blogs are those done by people who just post about everday things.

Keep it up. You would be sorely missed.

1:04 a.m., February 24, 2006  
Blogger JL Pagano said...

I think you know by now how I feel about your blog.

10:49 a.m., February 24, 2006  
Blogger fdelondras said...

Oh now....shall I start a Paige love-in? ;)
I love your blog - it never fails to make me smile and think about things differently. You're a great writer.

12:46 p.m., February 24, 2006  
Blogger Paige A Harrison said...

Woa! Woa! I wasn't fishing for compliments. Honest! I was genuinely trying to explain my lack of posts didn't mean that I had abandoned Blog O'Sphere. I'm like the proverbial bad penny - you'll find it extremely difficult to lose me!

That said, your comments are all a tonic which I'll return to whenever I feel down. Anyone got any gin?

Big big smile here

4:56 p.m., February 24, 2006  
Blogger Omaniblog said...

Oh inspiring one. You're at it again. Of there doing what I intended to do and haven't got round to. Why do you always walk in front of me shining that bloody light.
I remember your challenge: that we should review blogs. And I've not forgotten your other scheme: that we should re-write the Irish Constitution. You do specialise in the smaller projects don't you.
I don't agree with the duck: other bloggers are better. They don't go round writing things that made some of us worry we might lose you.
You are a fine mixture of delicate modesty and fearsome, Wotanlike, thunder (didn't you write: don't draw me on the Irish blog awards - next thing you'll be agreeing to attend them with your friends, and then they'll quiver over the prospect of reading your report).
You pay me a strange compliment, but then you have a strange way of noticing things.
I think it's time you went for another walk in Stephen's Green.
Go on, you were really teaching us how to unblock, weren't you?

3:06 a.m., February 25, 2006  
Blogger Curly K said...

You keep doing what you're doing Paige, we love your blog. I do know what you mean though, its easy to spend a serious amount of time reading others blogs, I do so in a haphazard way but its always good to come back to JL, OMANI, KAZ, REDMUM, and yourself to name but a few.

2:42 p.m., February 28, 2006  

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