1/07/2013

I'm Sorry


I'm going to start this by saying I really don't like when blogger's apologize for not blogging, especially if they do it often. This isn't what that is. I took an unapologetic short break while I went back home for the holidays and I'm glad I did, I had an amazing trip I barely looked at a screen the whole time, it was awesome and I'll be posting some photos shortly.
If you've tried coming here this past week and noticed my blog redirected to some random site I am sorry and it's all fixed now. I was having a huge problem renewing my domain, it was a nightmare for me and I have spent this past week on the phone, crying my eyes out, sending emails, crying some more, yelling profanities, sending more emails, trying to fix a problem that should have never happened in the first place. Any time I would try to take photos or start a blog project I would feel so defeated, I just didn't want to even think about it. However, I do take full responsibility for the mistake.
I've been blogging for a couple of years now, I've had this site for a year and have run into SO many obstacles and issues because I'm not a photographer, a programmer, a graphic designer, a writer, or any other kind of professional I need to be by having this blog. I ran into an issue a little less than a year ago that caused every photo on my blog to disappear forever. I've spent money on DIY projects that became complete flops and never saw the light of day. I've been through so much heartache just trying to keep this thing afloat because I love doing this so much and because before I had this little blog I could never dream of designing a website or graphics, editing a photo (or even taking a decent photo), and learning photoshop.
This really isn't a post on how great I think I am but I have impressed myself, I've never done something for this long, seen so much improvement and stayed so dedicated. Again, I know my blog is a tiny speck on the internet but for what I'm using it for, trying to discover what I want to do with my life professionally, it's been an amazing experience watching myself grow. The point I'm trying to make is that finding solutions to these many massive issues is such an empowering feeling, there's nothing like it.

Have you experienced any big issues with your blog or website or am I just a total internet klutz?

*If you follow me on Instagram, this was the stress I was referring to, mixed with my boyfriend freaking out because his grades were wrong, sorry if I being cryptic. The Keurig is the result of our retail therapy, a "cheer up" gift to ourselves.

49 comments :

  1. Love your pictures. And even though you don't think you're a photographer, programmer, etc. I'm sure that you've learned how to be better at all of those things in the process. And that will make you a greater blogger. We are just getting ours started. So still have many ideas and not enough time. Feel free to give us tips! Happy new year!

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    1. Exactly! I've done things I never thought I would be able to handle and even the big mistakes just give me more experience. Welcome! I'd love to share tips and keep in touch, good luck! xo

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  2. Girl, let me tell you- when something goes wrong on the technical end of my blog, there are so many profanities pouring out of my mouth... I shock even myself. It's especially the worst when it's out of your hands. Glad things are up and running like normal now!!

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    1. Glad I'm not alone! But honestly, after it's all said and done solving these issues ALMOST make it worth having them happen in the first place, it's one less issue I can't handle.

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  3. Hey, Charley! Thanks for the follow! I absolutely love your photos and your blog! You're very beautiful! :)

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  4. Hi lovely!

    I've only been reading your blog and following you on instagram for a wee while (I found you through Kaelah Bee) but I've really enjoyed following your journey. And I can so relate to this post! I studied Communications so the world of graphic design, photography, HTML etc was so new for me and very intimidating. I've had helpful friends and spent many long hours reading tutorials and things have managed to come together ok!

    I just had a break as well and I agree - it was so nice to be out doing something different and away from screens. But as much as that break was much needed it's nice to be back to routine as well. Glad you got everything sorted with your blog!!

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    1. Ugh, SO many long hours reading tutorials but it feels so good at the end. Your blog is amazing and it's very inspiring that you're self-taught! I've really enjoyed following you on your blog/instagram as well! xo

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  5. Oh hi there! We have the same owl insence burner...at least that's what I think it is used for. Ha ha.... Just wanted to let you know I put a little picture of you in a post I did a few weeks ago and sited your lovely blog. Check it out if you like. Love your style.

    http://nothingbutapigeon.blogspot.com/2012/12/all-that-glitters.html

    xoxo
    Taylor

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    1. Ok, so weird that everyone has this incense burner! I inherited part of my grandma's owl collection and it's really old, they must have made a ton because a bunch of other ladies I know online have it as well. Crazy.
      Thanks for including me in that post, you're so sweet and I love it! xo

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  6. aww yay! so glad you're back girl! it seems so easy to just give up sometimes..like, what's the point?! i've found by getting older that if i just really do what i love, i stick with it. even if i'm the only one who sees it haha. i'm horrible at all things tech too, proud of myself for the little i can manage! my mind just doesn't work that way. we finally got a cheaper little espresso machine a few weeks ago..obsessed. think i have the same pretty straws..grey stripes/b&w. love!

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    1. Ahhh, totally! I learned a lot during that little break and I don't know if I can do it 100% the same again, maybe have some scheduled posts...
      Ugh, I want an espresso machine so bad!

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  7. You totally have taken the words out of my mouth about how I feel on blogging. There are countless times I've attempted a DIY and felt like I wasted money and time. There are times where I wrote posts but never published them. But, I don't take these "wasted" moments in vain, because I too enjoy blogging so much!

    On a side note - I totally love your mug! Where did you find such a beauty?

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    1. The mug is currently on sale at Starbucks because it's "holiday" it's matte white and super shiny gold, I'm obsessed.

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  8. Welcome back! I was beginning to wonder where you've been off to!

    I feel the same way about blogging, though I can't say that I've been through entirely what you've been through. I'm not a photographer, graphic designer, or any of the other things that you mentioned either, but I have an interest in those and I think that's what counts the most! I guess what I'm trying to say that even though we're not any of those by profession, we all have a little bit of them inside us :)

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  9. you ARE doing so well with what you've got, and that's what makes it great.
    I'm glad you realize that.

    me too....I never learned about how blogs and all they entail work, so there have been so, so many mess-ups in almost three years. it always works out okay, and it's totally worth it, but I guess we just learn by doing.

    best of luck!

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  10. Hiya!
    I've enjoyed reading your blog over the last couple of weeks.
    For not having had any experience blogging, site layout, or even photography, you're doing an amazing job. Seriously inspiring.
    I also have just started on my blogging journey and have felt so fulfilled. I hope it's something that I make stick, just like you are, and have an awesome site like this.
    Can't wait to read about more of your adventures this coming year!

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    1. Thank you so much. Your words are so sweet and that means a lot to me! Welcome to the wonderful and (at times) heartbreaking world of blogging, if you ever have any questions feel free to email me. xo

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  11. The straws next to the coffee pot - SO cute and such a great idea. xo

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  12. I adore your owls. Love how you made the ordinary look extraordinary!

    nessingitup.wordpress.com

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  13. I'm loving the owls also - I need them in my life!

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  14. I love all of your owls! The boyfriend and I received some for Christmas and I was so excited to decorate the whole house with them! New follower!
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  15. that terrarium. and those owls. swoon. lovely photos.

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  16. I am glad to read this, because sometimes I feel like I have nothing to offer people and thus have nothing to blog about that people would bother reading. I tried a photography blog last year, but a year worth of photos were deleted, because I didn't realize deleting photos off my google plus account meant no more photos on my blog! AH! You are definitely not alone in that. I hope this new year proves less stressful for you. Also, I think your blog looks amazingly professional and refreshing =]

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