Starting Over

Eternally_Distracted blown up      Remember me?

Eternally Distracted’s final post…

A few million, trillion years ago I started this here blog. I followed the rules and found myself a place in the blogosphere worthy of a couch potato with a fast disappearing waistline. I tapped away on the keyboard, ciggy in one hand, coffee in the other, eagerly splashing my life across t’internet. I only ever had one golden rule: Remember that my wee Scottish Granny reads every post and would clip my ear if I said anything too bad.

I waffled on about everything from face cream to mirrored Wham posters, Mary Poppins to Humpty Dumpty, the whole time my waistline bulged. I tried fattening up everyone around me and as that hasn’t worked I figure it’s time for a change. The hours put into this anonymous diary have to be put to something more ‘real’.

The best thing to come from this blog is the fact that you all fell in love with my wee Scottish Granny. I fell in love with her all over again too. She is seriously the most amazing person in the entire world filled with all the fun and energy of ten people my age and an inspiration to everyone lucky enough to meet her.

In the beginning I begged for followers and comments, now there’s too many to respond to. I’ve had lots of fun and a few outbursts. I outed myself and at times along the way upset and hurt the people closest to me. I have outgrown this space – in more ways than one.

It’s time for me to wash off that face mask, get rid of the hair band and let my hair down for a while. It was so much fun while it lasted and maybe one day you’ll see me disguised as another. Eternally Distracted is saying a final goodbye and so am I.



Politely Insulting – A new name, a new beginning and proof that I lied

I swore I’d never do it again.  I promised that my days of blogging were over for good.  I vowed not to spend hours checking comments and stalking people I barely knew, I gave my word that those days were finally behind me… but then I also said I’d get fit, lose weight and become a pop star.

It seems I’m getting used to making resolutions that I can’t keep, you know the kind where you vow to stop drinking and the very next second you find yourself holding up a vodka whilst drunkenly spitting, ‘cheers’ at friends.  I promised to go to the gym until I realised that I just don’t like it that much.  I don’t know why you have to pay so much money for something that tortures you.  Blogging is free and I feel it’ll help my chubby fingers if nothing else.

So far today I have spent twenty trillion hours trying to think of a new name for this here page and I may already be regretting my decision. I figured I should call the blog something that reflects what I will write and it’s only fair to say that I will be insulting but in the politest possible way.

I’m pretty sure that this latest venture is stooopid and I may be having a nervous breakdown but all I want is for people to read my posts, comment on them and then continuously stalk me.  Surely it’s not too much to ask?


About Politely Insulting

I'll be writing random stories about family, friends and unsuspecting peeps.
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49 Responses to Starting Over

  1. annie says:

    I knew that you were going to do another blog …… the reason I had to move homes, to salvage my reputation. Auntie Nasty (Eddie) …. p.s. Bolly says he is now no longer a gay dog so if you mention him you have to tell everyone how butch he is now driving around in his transit van with his HUGE tattoo’d mates. Welcome back from both of us x

  2. So Eternally Distracted is now Politely Insulting! Welcome back to the blogosphere where nothing remains static anyway. There’s always room for another friend on my blog list. Good to see you again!

  3. Debbie says:

    new name…same great writer!! so glad you are going to keep blogging!

  4. brian miller says:

    haha welcome back…i have been missing some politely insulting writing in my life….smiles…once you get it in you, you cant deny it anyway you know…smiles…always good to see old friends back in the hive…smiles.

  5. Hilary says:

    Good to see you back! I knew it was you just by your comment. Enjoy your return foray into the blogosphere. I’m pretty certain that I will.

  6. Rob says:

    Hi Politely Insulting! I’m here to visit you after you stopped by my blog. Thank you!

    I never knew about your former blog, but I am already a fan of your new blog, having just read this one page. I can tell I am going to read some smart, funny, and politely insulting content 🙂

  7. ‘Fastasmotirical’ that yer back. You are a lovely gal and I just love the metamorphosis from the ED gal with the green face about to be sick, holding that gone off piece of cucumber whilst sipping that dreadful green drink . . . . . to a new vibrant SpecSavers model come caped wonder girl. Love the cheeky name as well and how VERY POLITE you are me dear! and not at all insulting . . . . YET!

    Welcome back to Blogsville – of all the people I wanted to see return it is YOU.

  8. llcooljoe says:

    You must be nuts! Welcome back!!

  9. sandra says:

    Welcome back! I knew it was only a matter of time before you returned to your true calling!

  10. Mike says:

    I’m not much of a blogger these days. lol. Pretty much I write books, but I’m always around if anyone needs me. Welcome back!

  11. Bernie Wood says:

    So happy to hear from you, you have been missed! Love, love, love that you have returned to blogging. I haven’t blogged in so long but try to keep up with my favourite bloggers of which you have always been one. xo

  12. Ajay says:

    This is my first comment ever online and I am so happy it’s to welcome back my favourite blogger who continues to be eternally distracted while being politely insulting 🙂 It’s wonderful to be reading you again.

  13. Blogging is like being in the Mafia. Like Al Pacino/Michael Corleone says in Godfather III — “Just when you think you’re out, they drag you back in again!” Welcome back!

  14. Granmas are cool. Hubby had a grandma Crazy I used to blog about. I loved her 🙂

  15. Keith Wynn says:

    Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging 🙂

  16. Akelamalu says:

    Well hello, nice to see you back! 🙂

  17. You know this new chick with the specs and the wonder woman clothes is just a lovely, witty, charismatic, talented, popular and sexy as the ED chick who is always boozing green gin. LOL

    Bet you are glad you returned to all your bloggy pals, aren’t you! Ooodles of hugs ~ Eddie

  18. LadyCat says:

    I’m so glad to be in on the beginning of your new blog. Sounds fun : )
    I have stopped and started blogging more time than I can remember. It is very addicting!

  19. Tracey says:

    This is great to read your wonderful antidotes once again x

  20. No says:

    let the chubby fingers begin.

  21. subwow says:

    Hey welcome back!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

    Wooohoo! Vodka shots all around!!!

  22. Nice to see you back! Sometimes shape shifting is the way to go!

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