Wednesday, 9 January 2019

2019 Blog Plans!

So, here we are in a fresh, new year and if you're particularly eagle-eyed, you may have noticed that this blog also has a fresh, new header.  Don't worry, I won't be offended if you didn't notice, but... Well, I'm rather pleased with it, despite my usual lack of design ability.

The main reason I figured the header needed a spruce up was the fact that the old one was technically out of date.  It still suggested that there would be a free bedtime story for children, released right here every Wednesday at 6pm.  And if you're a regular reader, you'll know that that's no longer true.

One of the reasons I decided to stop writing the weekly bedtime stories was because I was spending so much time planning them in advance and writing them in bulk, I wasn't finding time to blog about anything else.  What with having a day job and a YouTube channel to maintain, writing the stories was becoming the only thing I did on this site and I missed the frequency with which I used to be able to write about anything that took my fancy. 

I was also stressing about the incongruous nature of there being a sweet bedtime story nestled right beside an angry blog piece about, for example, romanticised abuse in fiction. 

For those reasons (and a few more besides), I called a halt to the weekly bedtime story feature in the hope that I would find the time to write something else, instead.  A rather fanciful part of my brain is still keen on the idea of finally getting around to writing that difficult second novel, but if I can make do with posting regularly on this blog - and getting back to writing about a whole variety of different things - then I'll be satisfied.

So, in 2019, you can expect to see more of me on this blog.  No, no... Not like that.  I've not taken to posting nude selfies or anything.  Nobody wants that, believe me.  But you can expect to see more rants, more opinion pieces, more random posts about whatever has popped into my head that day and, as ever, plenty of personal anecdotes.

The Rambling Curl will be rambling in all directions, this year.  I'm rather excited to get started!


  1. Hi Em!
    A new header is the perfect lead to a new direction for the blog. Over time, the last batch of bedtime stories will age, and be less prominent on the blog that readers will need to browse the archives. It can also be a reminder to you as to where you'd like to blog about in the coming year! I look forward to finding out which directions you ramble in this year, and I will be following you the best that I can!

    1. Thanks Rach! I feel like the new header is a lot less busy and a bit smarter too, which is a nice change. I'm really looking forward to getting back into writing just BECAUSE, if that makes sense, rather than cramming to write four or five stories in one go, so I can schedule them, ha!

  2. I'll be honest, I missed reading posts about your rambles so I look forward to reading them again from you.

    1. Aw, thank you! I’m excited to try to post at least once a week. :)


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