Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Blog and Me

I am not a failing blogger.  :)  If you are a reader of mine (and thank you if you are!) You will have noticed that I have not done anything except reviews for several weeks.  There is a good reason, and it goes beyond neglect.

I have forgotten why I started blogging.

It's not fun anymore.

So, in light of the fact that blogging was starting to feel like another chore instead of a creative outlet, I took a long break.  When I stopped blogging, I did it suddenly and without any warning.  I did not know if I would come back to my blog, or if it would be left to reviews only.  After these weeks of head-clearing, I started wanting to write again!  

hailey B by warmfuzzies, on Pix-O-Sphere

I have figured out a lot about my blogging self in these few weeks off, and I am happy to say that I will still be a blogger, at least for the time being!  I really like to blog.  I like reading other blogs, now and then.  I like taking my best pictures, knowing that (maybe) someone else in the world will be able to appreciate them.  I like sharing our days with my family and friends, and I like reviewing.  But I forgot all of that. 

Sometime during the last few months I stopped blogging for me.

I know that sounds selfish, but I really did start this blog for me.  I wanted a place to record our days.  I wanted a place to 'talk'.  I wanted a place to share pictures, not just of our kids, but all the things that are a part of my world.  I wanted a place to be creative.  But most of all, I wanted a place to build memories.  I don't want to forget these years.  

In the last few months I have been blogging as if I was writing to someone else.... you.  My readers -if there still are any- and I want to let you know that this is my blog.  It is my spot, my own little corner of the cyber world.  It is little and not very flashy, but I like it.  And from now on, I will be writing for ME.

You are all very welcome to come along for the ride, I would love it if you would stop by now and then.  But this is my creative outlet, my journal, my life.  And now that I know WHY I am doing this, I will enjoy it much more.  And so, I hope, will you.  :)

moon web by warmfuzzies, on Pix-O-Sphere

Have a blessed day!


  1. Kudos to you! This is exactly why I blog as well. I couldn't have phrased it as eloquently as you. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  2. I makes perfect sense to me! I feel that way about my journals and scrapbooks. I caught myself at one point doing pages that weren't real to my family. I was like instead of "creative memories" they were "created memories" (if that makes sense) Nobody would have known by looking at the page what our life is like. It looked like this perfect Stepford Wife day. I stepped back, took a break, and my next session came out just right. =) I want my kids to remember it the way it really happened. Not some Hallmark version.

  3. Awesome post! Thank you for giving me a lot to think about tonight.

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Gives me a lot to think about, why am I blogging, or not blogging.


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