Well I’m back, not that many of you would have noticed since I pre-blogged a crap-ton of entries before I left on holiday. Though best laid plans can – and do – go awry.
I was rather alarmed to receive over 2,000 hits for one of my Bake-off blogs in one day, that’s nearly the most I’ve ever had in one day (aside from the day after Eurovision’s final). Except they arrived on a wave of critical comments about how I talked about the Bake-off’s contestants. It freaked me out that the ‘real world’ had gotten into my little blog, that I wrote more for myself than out of any wish to upset or offend anyone.
I hope regular visitors would agree that the Bake-off posts aren’t my usual style, and I admit that I would NEVER have written such personal comments if I’d had any idea these contestants would ever see them. I know that doesn’t make it much better, but I’m sure a LOT of people are like that. Firstly I would like to apologise to any of the contestants for any offence or upset I’ve caused (which judging by some of their Twitter accounts, I have). I don’t really feel that way about you, it was just a bit of bitchy nonsense, the kind I know the internet is rife with, and probably wouldn’t make a difference if it was about Posh Spice or the Kardashians or whoever.
I’m not trying to defend it at all, just explain it. So, sorry again.
As a result of being so mortified at this turn of events, I won’t be writing any more blogs about the Bake-off, and I’m wondering how I can keep blogging at all. Stuff about song reviews just feels like filler now, and I’m exhausted from trying to keep posting every day, and propping up my viewing numbers. I think I just need to focus on what I DO want to write about, and stop this being a chore, and certainly not to get large amounts of traffic from negative writing.
Not really sure where I’m going with this, but I hope you all understand.