Is anybody out there?
Since I’m guessing that any of you who will actually see this are personal friends and family of mine, I’ll spare you the details of what I’ve been up to. But I was thinking lately about this blog and why I stopped writing. When Erin and I started, it was a fun and exciting project. A way to share our thoughts and projects with whoever wanted to listen. We were motivated and had grandiose plans for what it could become.
But for me, it eventually became a chore. I’d be getting up at 5AM to post pictures and edit a post before I left for work in the morning. I felt like I needed to create things to do so that I’d have something to share. And it became something I felt like I had to do instead of something I wanted to do. So I took a “break.” Which turned into “something I’m going to get back to one of these days” (I did for a hot second). Which turned into “I used to blog, but I don’t anymore.”
Lately, though, I find myself missing it. I find myself thinking in “blog talk” – I’ll be doing something around the house or thinking about plans, and I think about how I’d write about it. I can’t tell you how many times since I’ve stopped writing I’ve thought, that would make a good post. But I wouldn’t write because I felt like I couldn’t just post randomly – it was a commitment that I’d have to uphold, at least somewhat regularly. And that I didn’t want to promise to start writing again and then not uphold that promise again.
I love the blogosphere. I love reading what other bloggers have to say and peeking inside their homes and lives. I am inspired by other, everyday people more than I am by pages of magazines or HGTV. I’ve learned so much from other bloggers, and I love the blogging community – even if I feel like I’m no longer a legitimate member.
So I’m writing all of this to say — Is it ok if I just check in every once in a while? And that by “once in a while” I might mean twice in one week and I might mean twice in six months? Is it ok to not make any promises? If there is anybody out there listening, I hope you don’t mind.
Until we meet again, friends.