I haven't touched based with you in awhile. Sure I have been sharing projects here and there, but I haven't just chatted with you in what seems like forever. I am not sure if it is because I'm coming off a winter (and winters are hard for me) or if it is because I got caught up in the whole "deadline" rat race. When I first started this blog I was much more open to sharing what was going on in my daily life, not just my DIY life. But I got burned a few times and it made me a little weary to share too much. And because of that, I feel like over time I have lost my voice. Or at least part of it. I allowed others to take it. And I'm not sure how to get it back. I used to make crazy stupid music videos, and share funny stories about my kids. I used to put more of myself into every post, not just some. Somewhere along the way I started to compare myself to others, which we all know is never good. The confidence I gained through blogging started to turn into self doubt.
A voice in my head said my blog should be more professional. More polished. A voice said I should focus on projects only. "People don't care about YOU. They came from Pinterest and they will quickly move on." it said.
While I know that blogging has changed, and I will never get 100+ comments on a post anymore, I am hoping to start sharing more of me. I poured myself into my book and it felt GOOD. I put my passion and my heart, my opinions, and my ideas in there. I felt like it was truly ME. And then I turned my focus back on the blog at the beginning of the year and that's when it really hit me that I was missing part of that here. I felt like what used to make my blog unique was my voice and personality. Without that, what is there to make it stand out from all the others? (*cough* This is where someone pipes up and says "really cool projects" *cough*)
I apologize if the tone of this post came off a bit down, but life (and blogging) is not always rainbows and laughter. But I do promise that moving forward to inject more of my personality and more LIFE into the blog.
I love you all who support this little blog of mine. I love the email updates I get from some of you. If I could have ONE bloggy wish I would wish things could go back to how they were before Pinterest. I love Pinterest most of the time, but if we are being honest, it has changed blogging. I wish we had more conversations. More interaction. As at stay at home mom, that has always been my favorite part. So thank you for the photos you email of projects you made, thank you for commenting, thank you for reading. I think I may have to brainstorm and find some fun ways to bring that feeling of community back here. I am open to suggestions!
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