5/18/2014

Starting Over


I stopped blogging last year because I was honestly too overwhelmed. Pumping out content every couple of days was stressful and being commissioned to deliver content by companies for payment was even harder. My feelings about blogging has always been mixed, So when I started my first "real" job I had to let it go, always assuming I would be back but not sure when.
But for me it's almost just as hard to watch from the stands as it is to be involved. And since my family and friends keep asking for me to start up again I'm going to. With a few changes. Sometimes I hate writing, sometimes I have nothing to share and instead of forcing myself to create content without any inspiration I'm just not going to post that day, or that week. I love photography and sometimes I just want to share a photo without a bubbly tagline or coming up with some phony reason. I'm also no longer accepting any form of payment for advertising or product review.
But I'm going to blog again my way, in my voice.

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  1. Hurray! Your blog has been one of my favorites for a long time now, and I'm so happy to have you back!

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  2. The best way to blog is on your own terms--it's your blog! welcome back & I'm excited to follow your updates!

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    1. Yeah, there seems to be so many unspoken rules to it and it's exhausting. Being a little seasoned helps me realize what I need to cut out.

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  3. Do it. There's nothing wrong and everything right with writing exactly when you want to.

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    1. It's a little unnerving to be totally transparent in the blogging community when it seems like there is one style and one way to do things, you know?

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    2. No, I know what you mean. There's this pressure to be stylized and slick and push for sponsors and money and shills. I'm not comfortable with that, and I think a lot of bloggers who DO pursue it become very uncomfortable and it does come through in their writing. I've felt some pressure to attempt to monetize and be more ni-step with a specific "type" of blog myself. But at the same time, I see how inauthentic some of the monetized blogs get after a while and I want no part of it. But it'd be wonderful to make some money to help support my family. But...

      it's kind of a rock and a hard place thing. But it's always good to start clean and let yourself kind of redefine on your own terms who you want to be.

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  4. Hey, good for you! My blog is tiny compared to yours, but I went through the same thing where I was posting things because I felt I had to. I decided to just do what I wanted and now i love it way more!


    chloex

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  5. Your blog has been one of my favorites and I have definitely missed seeing your posts! I think it can be a bit exhausting to come up with new content, but I've always enjoyed everything you've posted so I'm glad you're back!

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