Ramadan and 6 years of blogging

It’s been a week of fasting in our house and I’m happy to say it’s going well so far. I have to admit, I am nervous about it every single year even after 22+ years of doing it. As it approaches I always wonder if I’ll be able to do it. Am I disciplined enough, will I be ok with that much more to juggle? What if I can’t etc etc. And every single year I’m fine and realise I can do it even with that extra bit of juggling. There are always easy days and hard days and all the days in between and I always call it my reset switch. A point in my year where I try to be a better person “from now”. Everything gets decluttered. Charity gets given and I try to control my motor mouth a bit. The last bits not that hard when you’re hungry. You kind of prioritise what you want to say!

And my blog turned the grand old age of 6 last week sometime. I cannot believe I have been waffling for 6 whole years. I started it when Z was 5 months old. I was fed up that he wasn’t sleeping and that I wasn’t sleeping and that anytime anyone ever asked me how it was going i would talk about sleeping. The whole aim of it was to record happy memories that I could look back on in my zombie mum state and nod and smile sleepily at positive things. And somehow, it’s now been going all this time. There are times when I can’t wait to blog and times where I really can’t be bothered. But I do love it and I’m not sure I’ve ever done it for the fame or money (it’s really not brought me either) but it’s definitely given me some amazing experiences and friends for life from all walks of life that I never would have had otherwise.

24 thoughts on “Ramadan and 6 years of blogging”

  1. I’ve long felt there is a lot to be said for Ramadan. I can appreciate it does make you reflective. And you’ve hit six years! Great work. Funny actually as I’ll hit the big 0-5 later this year myself. Keep on writing, yours is one blog I keep coming back to. #MySundayPhoto

  2. Happy 6th Blogaversary Tas to you and your little bit of the internet! I think so many bloggers can relate to the ebb and flow of blogging. Sometimes a break is needed and at other times there just aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to blog enough! I totally agree that as bloggers we ‘meet’ some great people we would never have ‘met’ otherwise.

    Ramadan sounds like such a hard thing to do. When I was growing up we had international students stay with us whilst they studied English, and I do remember a couple of them doing (?) Ramadan. Mum would leave food for them to eat at night and as a family we would respect what was needed to done by the student. I hope your reset button works perfectly!

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  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am in awe of you and fasting! I really don’t think I could do it, but it’s good to read that it helps you focus on priorities.
    Congratulations on the six years of blogging! That will be me too in a few weeks. There’s no way we would have met each other without it! 🙂
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  4. A very valid reason for starting a blog, and well done on 6 years, it is lovely to look back on and see what seemed important at the time and how the important things change. I started mine about 6 weeks before you then. I also admire your resolve to manage Ramadan, I would fail miserably if I was required to do it.
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  5. happy blogerversary, are you fasting the whole 18 hours each day? in Dubai it’s only daylight for 14 hours, I know in Saudi they say you can fast ‘their’ hours if the days are exceptionally long. i wouldn’t fancy living in iceland as they have 22 hours of daylight. I’m not sure that would actually be doable for 4 weeks.

  6. Congratulations on 6 years! 18 hours is a lot to manage without food – I think I’d struggle, but I guess it does provide a focus and a grounding (if those are the right words).
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  7. Six years! Isn’t it crazy how quickly it seems to go, I’ve been doing it five years this August and I still remember reading your blog early on, I remember reading one of your politics posts early on and I thought, yes, I love this blog! 🙂 Hope Ramadan is still going ok for you, it must take a lot of discipline but good if you feel you’ve gained something from it xxx
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