A resolution to write more; a new website name; and a why

by Paul Goodchild on February 10, 2012

Plog: Paulie's Blog

"Plog" - Paulie's Blog. Original, huh?

For a long time now I have been far from consistent when it comes to writing on this site. And by “far from consistent” I mean I hardly do it at all any more.

A few days ago I finally admitted to myself why that was.

Why I don’t write as much as before

One word: embarrassment.

The last year has seen my self- and world-views shift dramatically, involving a crash of self-esteem followed by its fairly recent restoration.

One of the victims of this crash was the belief that my writing had any purpose. In-part, I allowed several jibes about my writing/thinking style to dissolve my self-confidence.

No longer.

I realised that I had let slip something I enjoyed doing because I was scared of how I’d be judged. Surely I don’t still suffer from this fear of rejection bullshit? It would appear I do …

I’m hoping that if I can push myself through the inertia of not writing I can somehow maintain a decent habit.

We’ll see (it’s taken me 3 days to publish even this post!)

A nice new website name – Plog

Frankly, I’ve never been happy with “Life In Balance” as a website name. It’s always been a bit too “dry” for my liking.

I also didn’t want to call it “Paul Goodchild’s blog” because that’s drier than a dry shite left in the sun.

So I’m opting for something that makes little or no sense; something short & sweet; and anything that’s not either of the 2 names already mentioned.

So now this site called ‘Plog‘ – basically Paulie’s Blog.

If you can think of anything better, drop me a comment below – I’d be delighted to hear what you think. :^)

I’m also going to attempt to inject a bit of humour, and care a little less of the readership. Yes, to care less of what you think.

I made several key realisations about my website:

  • I hold back. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But I do it.
  • I have things I want to talk about and relate. But I don’t say them because there’s either so much to say about them, or I’m afraid I’ll be misunderstood.
  • I want to express the same humour online, as I have offline. I don’t know how I can do that here, but we’ll see.

So there you have it. My first post in 2 months.


That is all.

  • Daniel

    Well done, Paul! Coming to the conclusion you should write more about the stuff YOU like is worth a lot. Since you like writing: just do it and care less about criticism. But to be honest: I enjoyed reading this post because it feels very honest and self reflecting!

    The name “Plog” is simple and clean. I like it! :-)

    Cheers, Daniel

    • http://www.hostliketoast.com/ Paul Goodchild

      Thanks for commenting – it means a lot that you like what you’ve read and took the time to comment.

      You’re right, it is worth a lot to realise this… Now all I gotta do is maintain the momentum. :) I’m fairly sure there’s more to come…

      It helps to know I have at least 1 interested reader 😀

      Cheers dude!

  • http://nochnoch.com Noch Noch | be me. be natural.

    i’m SO happy u are writing again. i’ve always enjoyed your rambles :)

    • http://www.hostliketoast.com/ Paul Goodchild

      Very happy to hear you enjoy it and to have you following along :)

  • Jo

    I laughed at the ‘dry shite in the sun’ comment….the humour works for me 😀

    • http://www.hostliketoast.com/ Paul Goodchild

      They say when you write, you should write to someone.. I think that line was for you 😉

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