In Canada we have been inundated with Sunny Ways, Sunny Days since the last election. The promise of the new government that better days were ahead…. well for me forget the political crap, I am just going to focus on the fact that these days are actually warmer and sunnier. Spring maybe around the corner.
Tonight I started catching up on blog posts again, seriously I miss that part of blogging so very much. Is reading blogs and commenting actually part of blogging you are asking? Well for me yes it is. It is a means of building community, of discovering new things and meeting new people. It is the joy of blogging, not creating but discovering and darn I miss it.
My life has been a tad crazy, I mean you know that if you have been reading… but as much as I have managed to keep posting, my reading and sharing has slowed to a turtles crawl.
Know what else I miss, actually creating unique posts, sharing my thoughts, creating a story, sharing a craft. Outfits are great and why I started but not why I stayed.
Today I was reading Living Yellow and Erins I hate my Blog post, OK actually her I kind of Hate my Blog. She examined all of the busy parts of blogging that take us away from what we loved. Now for me I don’t hate this space I still love it, frustrates the heck out of me but I still love her.
I try to figure why my page views stagnate, why can’t I hit the magic number others do, I mean it makes no sense I do what I am told, I have great engagement but darn I have pathetic views. I struggle with what am I doing wrong? Have I installed analytics incorrectly? Why is someone else better and then I stop and I remember I didn’t start this for them, or you or whomever. Now please don’t misunderstand, I love the fact that you are here and I want you to sta and share but ultimately why am I here. I started here to share with whomever wanted to come visit and that’s what I need to remember.
I want to share again, not just my smile, or my shoes or my travel or even my cookies, I want to share me and my story.
Do you ever go back and read your blog? I have often looked for old outfits or old recipes but rarely did I go back to the stories, tonight I read about my Dad, a post I created on the anniversary of his death. I read a satire of Blogging being like a Wife, or how Age is really just a number. I remembered my love of stories and sharing the personal. I shared my Boys and their Music… so heres to getting back to why we each started, what we love and the formula that works for us not for them.
SEO be darned…. I am tired of chasing what may not be there and instead will discover the love I have for my space and the life I have. so Sunny Day’s my friend, Sunny Days’s
Cardigan-Vanheusen,Windowpane Pants-Joe Fresh and a Kate Spade Clutch.Necklace- Posh Little K
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