Thursday, February 1, 2018

Long Time, No Blog

After taking a blogging and Etsy hiatus for the last few months, I'm back!  :)

The fact is, I felt like I had too many irons in the fire, and I wasn't giving any one thing enough of my attention.  So I decided to take a step back, and reevaluate come January.  My primary job, of course, is wife to my Mister and Mommy to Little Dude.  A close third to those is my part time "actual" job. Then comes the "extras" that I do to support my hobbies and interests...running an Etsy shop, blogging, posting to Instagram, etc.  And after I gave it some thought, I've decided to streamline those things a bit.

My heart was never fully in my Etsy shop.  I struggled to find success with it, and never felt like it was a good fit for me.  Maybe one day in the future I will return to it, but for now, I've decided to leave it closed.

I have also decided to streamline the social media accounts that I use.  So I deleted my Facebook page, and pretty much abandoned Twitter.  I want to focus solely on the accounts that I love and enjoy the most- Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Which brings us to this blog.  I've dabbled with blogging off and on for several years now, and I think that I've finally realized what I've been doing wrong.  I read and follow so many other bloggers, that I got sucked into the trap of thinking that I needed my blog to measure up to their standards.  But comparison is the thief of joy, and I think that's why I always wound up feeling dissatisfied with blogging.  So while, yes, I will utilize affiliate links or do a sponsored post from time to time (when I feel like it's a good fit for both me and my readers), for the most part, this blog is just going to be for me to share about the things I love.

Will I faithfully post every week?  Probably not.  Will I have beautiful, professional-looking photos?  I doubt it.  But that's okay.  This is my little corner of the internet, and I'm going to make it my own.  So stay tuned to see what comes!  

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