Feb 15, 2016

Here I Am

My last post was in November.  Crazy.

I knew that with time, this blogging would evolve.  I just didn't realize how much the evolving would affect me.  I took steps back from blogging because it started to feel like work.  I miss the time that it was easy to write.  I miss the community of friends that gave out constant support in the good and bad times.  For weeks I kept thinking to myself, how can I get back to doing something I love?  Well, there is no easy answer.  But here I am, writing a post and trying to work through it.

To be honest, there are times where I wish I kept my blog private from family and friends.  I feel like they have hindered a lot of writing topics for me.  So, I made some changes.  My blog no longer publishes automatically to my FB.  I realized I only had "friends" reading because it was pushed through their news feed, not because they actually wanted to read.  I know that most of my friends and family do not get this blogging thing.  They think it's silly that I share personal stories with "strangers."  But we all know that blogging is SO MUCH MORE.  It took me a while, but here I am.. ready to write again as freely as I can.  Without feeling the pressure of what my friends and family think.

I've missed you all. For those who are loyal readers, THANK YOU.  You are the reason I am going to continue this and find my passion for writing again.

6 comments:

Acacia Winters said...

I can completely relate to this! my husband reads my blog and so do a few friends and I know a few not so friendly people from my past.. I'm glad you're back at it, I hope you enjoy being back in the blogging world!

Kathryn said...

Welcome back! I think I just got back into blogging again too!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

It can get a little weird when people who don't understand start to chime in. My dad still doesn't understand it all, but oh well it makes ME happy. Stay true to you and us loyal fans will always be here. XO!

Nikki said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!! So glad you're back!

lil desiqua said...

These are exactly the reasons I don't tell many people that I have a blog- I don't want to have to censor myself! This is also why I don't share my website on social media. I'll never have a "grand" following, but I get to write whatever/whenever I want, and that's more important to me. Glad to see you back here!

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing this. Ai have had some of the same thoughts but I have missed blogging so.