I’ve slacked. I know I have. Forgive me?
The truth is, I’ve felt ‘blogged’ out. A couple of weeks ago, I took a little break from the blogarooksi to reevaluate my blogging priorities. I just felt washed out.
Blogging is odd, you know? I started this blog as a journal for me. And then it evolved into a journal, plus a place to share my faith. Plus a place to share food. And laughs. And inspiration. And I love where it’s at right now. And even more than that, I love the friends that I’ve met through doing this. The encouragement, friendship, and inspiration you give means so much to me.
But sometimes, I still get discouraged with blogging. I’ve put pressure on myself for my blog and I don’t like it one bit. I think there’s a fine line between a ‘journal’ and a ‘blog’ and I think I’m hovering on that line. It’s odd. You really put yourself out there on a blog, showing friends, strangers, and the like, facets of your life. And you really don’t know how people take those things. Sometimes you get a reaction. Sometimes you don’t. You know people are there, but you don’t know how they feel. And for a while, this irked me.
I should speak more ‘bloggy’.
I should probably sound more professional.
I should probably limit my personal feelings.
But you know what? That wouldn’t be me. If I did any of those things, this wouldn’t be my journal. I say ‘terd’ daily. I tend to say things exactly how I think them, and it often sounds far from ‘professional’ or ‘bloggy’. And for the most part, I’m a pretty open person. I like to talk about how I feel about things. It makes me feel better.
So my blog is what it is. It’s easy to put pressure on yourself to be something that you’re not. Or that you don’t even want to be. And that, my friends, is when I have to stop for a minute and reevaluate what I’m doing. There are some really, really incredible bloggers out there. They have super fabulous blogs, and have all kinds of awesome stuff on them. They devote lots of time to their blogs, and they have so much to be proud of.
But that’s not me. This blog is not a priority to me, so it won’t be a super fabulous blog with all kinds of awesome inspiration. I don’t want to put that time into it. It’s just my blog. It is what it is. My journal about my journey through marriage, parenthood, housewifery, and life. And that’s it.
This post is for me, really. I just needed to remind myself why I blog. And what I blog. I’ve put pressure on myself lately to be something that I don’t want to be. And I’ve been discouraged with blogging. I needed to refresh my priorities and my direction.
I’m thankful for the people I have met through this adventure, and I’m thankful for those who’ve taken the time to read this little ole’ thing. I appreciate, SO MUCH, your words of encouragement and support. You really help lift my spirits when I feel ‘blogged out’.
Have a blessed Wednesday 🙂