Friday, November 8, 2013

I'm baaaack!

The silence on the blog these past few weeks has been an interesting phenomenon for me.  I stepped away on purpose - to refocus, to re-energize, to revamp a few things.  But in the process I ended up learning a little bit more about just what the blog means to me.

The first few days, I kept working.  You may have seen some small changes happening around the blog - like my About Me page getting a slight re-vamp with new family pictures and some other small changes.  I planned on plugging through to complete as much as I could get done in the time away to finish all the "behind the scenes" things I'd been putting off.

Then I took a few days off.

After a few days of no writing, no revamping, no thinking about the blog, I started to realize just how a life without blogging felt.  And, I began to remember exactly what I loved about blogging in the first place.  I thought about those posts I just felt a need to write.  I thought about those nights where I felt like the blog was that outlet that allowed me to be me.  I thought about those moments where I wrote something that other people understood and deeply connected to personally.

Those are the reasons I continue to do this.

Like this baby.

And this big kid.


And I need to get back to that.  I need to take away those expectations that I will have fantastic, well-written posts with gorgeously shot and edited photography every single day of the week or multiple times a day.  Because - without having childcare during the times when I write - that's just not going to happen at this point.  I feel like after my recent blog survey {where I had quite a few readers requesting more posts each week}, I have been trying extremely hard to have something up on the blog at least 5 times per week, up from my 3-4 posts per week.  However, when I started posting so much, I noticed that some of the inherent love I put into the content I publish on the blog was sliding away a bit.  Don't get me wrong - I want to be able to post seven days a week or multiple times per day, but only if all of those posts come from my heart and are connected to me and my story.

Going forward, I'm definitely going to get back to writing from my head space and my heart quite a bit more.  In addition to that, I'm going to fully realize that this is a place that makes me really happy, makes me feel heard, and makes me feel connected to my peers.  I know just like any other mother out there that some days I will feel overwhelmed with everything on my plate, and if I need a break - you all will be the first ones to understand why and fully recognize that I'll be back with something new for you just as soon as I'm able.  This blog has been my moment of 'me' in the hectic days of being a mother to two very small children, and I'm really excited to get back to that a bit more!

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3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're back. I learned something in your absence, too. I learned that I really missed you when you are not here. Please don't leave again. {{HUGS}}

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    1. I always love how well written your posts are. I feel like mine are just a jumbled mess. Haha. But I am so happy thast you are back!

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