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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

In which Fran considers sacrifices she must make for her glittering future

Now that I know that I am world famous, even to the extent that I have a brand of chocolate named after me in Japan, I have realised that I will have so many requests for international radio and TV interviews and so many invitations onto famous chat shows that I will not have time to maintain two blogs.  Also, I need to be preparing my one woman stage show, as I'm sure I'll be going on tour some time pretty soon.

Because of  all this, I have decided not to pursue the other blog I started only a week ago.

This decision has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with having woken in the night twice this week thinking, 'What the heck did I do that for? How am I going to have time to keep two blogs going?  How will I decide which one to update?  When will I eat, drink and breathe?  Why am I such a blithering idiot?  Why didn't I take better heed of Steve's warning that I will no longer have a life?'  WHY AM I AWAKE AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING?'

As I said, absolutely NOTHING to do with any of that ...........



(I would like to thank those of you who kindly signed up to 'Take the Mick Lit'.  Please be assured that I will be taking the mick out of Lit in my usual irreverent manner on this blog, just as I was doing before.)

(Those of you who thought, 'Oh, thank goodness she's moved those stupid booky posts somewhere else', I am truly, truly sorry.  I brightened up your week only to bring it all crashing down again.  I am so fickle.  You are right to judge.)

18 comments:

  1. I keep two blogs going but one is very quiet and laid back, no pressure, so it works for me. Still, sometimes I wonder where I'll be in 5 years. Still posting on 2 blogs? Really? I'm not sure I can think of this as a long-term activity.

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  2. Oh, thank goodness, I thought it was me. I thought you had cut me off from your new blog as not worthy enough as I have a boring one syllable name (though you wouldn't know that as it's a secret) and I don't have a chocolate bar named after me. Phew.

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  3. Oh, the things we must sacrifice... Do you know, you should get an assistant to do all your blogging for you, now that you're so famous. She could be called Pauline.

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  4. A post containing the word "Fickle" is always welcome:)

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  5. Ulp. Feel like I have given you blogging cold feet. As someone who maintains 3 blogs I have to admit that only one gets updates regularly. The other 2 only get new posts every 2 months or so... or when I feel like it. Seriously, don't ditch your other blog just yet. You never know when inspiration will strike. Or indeed, go on strike.

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  6. We still love you wherever you are and whatever you're on about!

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  7. A wise decision. I kept 2 blogs going for a while, but it wasn't easy. They got more and more demanding, sucking every last minute out of my life, not that I really had anything else to do.

    Besides, neither of them became instantly famous as I had hoped. Stick with your chocolates.

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  8. Blogging certainly does eat into your time. At the moment, I'm taking the 'as and when' approach.

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  9. I could never run two blogs simultaneously. Mind you, I'm still in mourning for all my lost followers from my first French Fancy blog - why do we take it all so seriously, Fran?

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  10. Karen G - well, I didn't even make it to a short-term activity, so you're doing very well.

    Invisible Woman - just imagine if there was a chocolate bar named after your profile name. There would be queues miles long.

    Alexandra - I will advertise right away.

    English Rider - I love that word, too. Fickle, fickle, fickle, fickle, fickle, fickle .. okay, I'll stop now.

    Steve - it's okay, please don't feel responsible. I only put 99% of my decision at your feet.

    Brokenbiro - aw, shucks. I blush.

    Chris Stovell - Oh, I dunno. Feels pretty good, like putting a big bag of potatoes down you've been carrying for a week.

    Lesley - blogs are like leeches in that way.

    Martin - You're doing pretty well on your 'as and when', I'd say.

    French Fancy - well, I tried it for a week, and failed. Why do we take it seriously? Because it's BLOGGING and BLOGGING is cool!!!

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  11. Oh I didn't know! I missed that you had another blog! I have two but one I don't put much work into really...

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  12. I think this was just one of those publicity things like when they said that Dennis the Menace would in future wear a shell suit and trainers, or ... well, I can't think of any other examples but anyway - you just wanted to hit the headlines ("Well-known chocolate bar starts second blog"). You've got our attention now. And I bet it's been a while since you've been compared to Dennis the Menace.

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  13. Talli - it's okay. You didn't miss much. Just a bloggy flash in the bloggy pan.

    Isabelle - dash it all! I've been rumbled!

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  14. Due to chronic procrastination, I was saved from a simmilar folly recently, when I thought of starting up a WordPress blog just because their templates were so PRETTY. You're perfectly normal, Fran, and what's more, you've got the guts to admit it. Bravo!

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  15. May we comment pathetically and indefinitely on your other unattended blog? It would amuse us, our words wasted on the desert air.

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  16. By the way, about the glittering future: when you are very rich, how much money will you be able to send us PER MONTH?

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  17. Deborah - it's been years since anyone accused me of being normal.

    Mise - your words are never wasted. I appreciate your comment on my non-blog. In fact, I think I might start a completely new blog called the Non-Blog, leave nothing on it, and see how many people comment. Could this be a new international phenomonon? And, as for the money, per month, say, about ... well, none.

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