Monday Meh! Post Bash-Blues #BloggersBash2017 #ThrowbackThursday

It’s Monday… again.

Comes round so fast, doesn’t it?!

And I’ll be back to my usual routine, after a pretty epic weekend,

Saturday, as you all know, saw me win a rather prestigious award at the ABBA’s, and my, was I high on the achievement, the compliments from my other blogily, the sugar in the cakes…!

Then came yesterday.

And I sunk.

Oh, the exhaustion! I don’t know where it came from, but once it hit, it manifested itself fully, and I was prone on the sofa for the best part of Sunday!

I guess I had been on a true adrenalin rush on SaturdayΒ and needed to come down, so to speak!

Posting about my Post-Bash Cold Turkey blues to other bloggers on the Facebook group, it appeared that I was not alone! ( I promise, I put nothing unusual in the cakes! Can’t speak for His Geoffleship though ;P )

I guess the enjoyment we all got from the build up to the event, followed by the excitement of the actual Bash, was more draining than we had expected!

Of course, seeing as I was laying low all day, I had plenty of time to browse blogs, read posts, answer the huge amount of comments that had flooded in… and I truly felt humbled.

This Blogosphere is a wonderful place. The support everyone has given, the congrats, the excitement from them. It really makes me wonder why?

Why me?

I’m not that special. I’m just your average working mum, who likes to talk and write.

I don’t give fantastic practical advice on blogging/writing/money-saving etc. I don’t profess to be an expert on anything (except smiling – I’m good at that!). I’m not endorsed by anyone. I may have a book out but I’m no Poet Laureate. It’s taken me 17 years to write 15,000 words, and my WIP is still not finished…

And yet you all still voted for me.

What makes a good, all-round blogger?

Well, what I have had said to me over the last 48-odd hours is maybe something for us all to take into consideration, so we may all be Best Overall Bloggers, going forward.

  • Be supportive
  • Be honest
  • Be willing
  • Be consistent
  • Be yourself

So, I start this week with a spring in my step, a buzz in my brain and hope in my heart.

Thank you all so much for making me feel like I matter, and that I belong.

I seriously love you all!!!!

Happy Monday Peeps, enjoy your week!

80 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    May 17, 2018 @ 19:06:35

    And congratulations!

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  2. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    May 17, 2018 @ 19:05:48

    I like your criteria for being a good blogger, Ritu. It’s all about being human as opposed to SEO and running a good promotion.

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  3. pranabaxom
    May 17, 2018 @ 17:26:56

    Congratulations.
    Don’t underestimate yourself ( and don’t over estimate alsoπŸ™‚).

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  4. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    May 17, 2018 @ 12:42:51

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  5. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    May 17, 2018 @ 12:28:23

    Congratulations on your award, Ritu! It’s well deserved! πŸŽ‰

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  6. Losing the Plot
    May 17, 2018 @ 09:06:28

    I agree with everything except one thing, you are special – you stand out. I wasn’t around to vote last year, but evidently loads of other people felt the same way πŸ™‚

    Hardworking, honest, supportive people with talent are rarer than you are giving yourself credit for x

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  7. Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2]
    May 17, 2018 @ 08:40:23

    Have fun in the weekend Ritu, and all your support of my blog is most appreciative x

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  8. fancypaperblog
    May 17, 2018 @ 06:45:22

    Timely post 😏 I think your win was a tearakejt to you- the genuine nature of your posts- and the fact you are such a nice person which comes through!

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  9. Prajakta
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 17:40:02

    I have been following your Blogger Bash on instagram and reading about the wonderful details just felt so good πŸ™‚ I can imagine how it must be to pick up the routine after such a fab weekend. Many Congratulations again πŸ™‚

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  10. willowdot21
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 17:20:26

    You are amazing!!

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  11. colinandray
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 15:10:56

    Big hug! You deserve it! πŸ™‚

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  12. syl65
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 14:35:21

    Happy Monday Sister!! Hope you can get back in the groove soon!!

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  13. Don Massenzio
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 14:10:20

    Congratulations. It was well-deserved.

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  14. writerchristophfischer
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 12:02:37

    It was a well deserved win, as this lovely blog post shows: You write from the heart with a lot of reflection. We all are in awe and woner how you do it. Keep up the good work! ❀

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  15. ellenbest24
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:15:29

    I don’t want to go back to anything I am keeping my high, my new besties (pardon the pun) and moving forward. Love you lady! Happy Mondaywink wink

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  16. micketalbot
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 08:50:33

    Truly, really well done, come on next year, YEAH!

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  17. jorobertson2015
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:34:44

    I also felt absolutely exhausted yesterday and still feel a little “blue” today!! The build up to the event had me on such a high even though I was a little overwhelmed on the actual day. I think I just need something else to look forward to now!
    Congratulations on your win!! I haven’t followed you for long but love your blog as it is very….well, YOU!!! So keep doing what you’re doing!!! 😊😊

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  18. Sue Vincent
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:31:51

    You put such a lot of yourself into blogging, Ritu… and always take time to engage with people. That, for me, is one of the reasons you stand out. πŸ™‚

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  19. shelleywilson72
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:29:17

    Lovely post, Ritu! I was totally drained too after all the excitement (and Rocky Road!!!). I came home yesterday and fought to keep my eyes open on the train back to Brum. What a fun event! You totally deserved your win as you are a massive support to all your fellow bloggers. Thank you and congratulations xxx

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  20. marionfs
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:21:44

    Well done! I am not surprised you’re exhausted, never mind the Bloggers’ Bash, you seem to fit more into your normal day than most!

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    • Ritu
      Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:41:20

      Lol Marion, I think that was the single most repeated comment on Saturday! I don’t think I do more than most… but since everyone says it… maybe I do! I should give myself a break eh!

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  21. NJ
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 07:06:23

    Congratulations ritu πŸ™‚ So happy for you πŸ™‚ Is book out ?

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  22. flavours2017
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 06:15:57

    Congratulation for your lovely award 😊

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  23. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 05:49:14

    It is always a bit hard getting back to reality after such a fabulous event. You will just have to start looking forward to next years bash! Have a lovely week, Ritu.

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