I might seem like a real party pooper admitting this, but this is my blog and my life and I want to be truly honest. Lately, I think I have what can only be described as the Blogging Blues. I go back and forth with saying something out loud, blogging about it, or just keeping it inside and hoping it passes... but the feeling is still lingering around.
When I started this blog, I was living in my hometown, boyfriend had a busy job and (an even busier time) commuting almost two hours each way and I was working a boring job I had been at for years and years. Fast forward to now, I live in a place I love to be out and about in, boyfriend has more time to spend at home with us because work is literally one exit away on the freeway and I have ZERO free time. I don't know if you know, but I currently still work that job in my hometown two days a week, and I work at Anthropologie the other five. And I love being at Anthro. I work long hours, enjoy all of the wonderful girls who work there, and I get a lot of inspiration there that was lacking in my life before.
Which brings me to lately. Some days I am too tired to open that laptop. It sits on the couch taunting me. I know there are emails and tweets and blogs to read but sometimes it feels a little overwhelming. So I don't open it. I pretend it isn't there some days. Then other days I do it all. I knock it all out. I read that Google Reader down until my eyes cross! I miss commenting on blogs because I don't have the time. I feel like I throw up posts for the sake of "posting" that I don't have time to fine tune and it makes me crazy.
I think to myself sometimes... How do you stop blogging? It feels like a relationship and sometimes I wonder if I would ever have to "dump" my blog. Do you just go cold turkey and stop? Do you slowly fade away? Do I even want that?
Please tell me some of you blogging ladies have had these thoughts before...
What did/do you do?
I have thought long and hard, and I think I have an answer. My reason to blog (and why I love it so much) hasn't changed. I love being able to inspire and feel inspired by you guys. I love connecting through all of the various social media outlets with such nice and amazing ladies, it boggles my mind that there are over 1000 of you who care what I have to say sometimes. Truly amazing...
This blog is changing. I am starting with a new layout. It is kind of like painting a wall or cleaning a closet. We need something fresh and new, and something simple. I am getting rid of a lot of the fluff and sticking to the important stuff. Moe from Five Sixteenths Blog is working on an amazing new layout I cant wait to share with you guys. I am going to write more. I don't always want to talk about my clothes, I want to talk about what is on my mind. And I want to share even better outfits with you. I have really lost the time to photograph those, so I need to find it! And most importantly is my change to Sponsors. Bigger and better ads and guess what? You will be more like Partners in this blog not paid Sponsors. If you want to buy an ad and call it a day, you can. Wanna trade? Shoot me an email with your ideas. Wanna see your Etsy piece worn on my blog... lets do it! I don't want to run this blog like a business, because it isn't. It is an outlet to share things I love and support and I don't want the serious to get in the way of the amazingness. Plus, I don't want to feel like I am letting others down if I don't post for a day or two.
So there you have it. Hopefully, my cure to the blogging blues. I think it will make the blog even better then before and I finally feel excited and refreshed again!