Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oh Snap!

Damn it's been a while, I'm not really sure if I remember how to do this!  Just kidding, kinda.  You may or may not have noticed, but I've been a little MIA lately.  I could blame it on family drama, I could blame it on work stress, home stress, and a million other things, and they would all be accurate, but the honest truth is...I just haven't felt like blogging.

When I started this blog, it was simply supposed to be a place for me to keep track of the crafts I was doing and recipes I was trying (because at the time I was addicted to Pinterest), and occassionally for me to document funny K&K stories.  I didn't have many followers, if any at all.  I wasn't writing for anyone else, I was writing for me.  Eventually when my weight loss journey began, my blog became the place where I could talk about my struggles and successes with that.  It was a great outlet, and somewhere along the way I started gaining more followers, and making new friends.  With following so many new people, and having new people following me, came blogging trends, link-ups, and things I felt I "had" to be a part of.

I was trying to come up with blogging material that wasn't natural for me.  I wasn't talking about what I wanted to talk about, I was blogging about what everyone else was blogging about.  It was the blogging version of 'keeing up with the Jones'.  And let me say, I don't think there is ANYTHING wrong with the link ups, I just couldn't keep up and it wasn't working for me trying to take part in what everyone else was doing.  I was caring too much about how many people were following me, how many comments I got on each post, and petty things like that.  Things I never cared about when I first started blogging.  So I decided to take a step back.  And it was a great decision.

I've still been stalking my favorite blogs, but I've been doing it silently.  I don't know when I will feel like blogging more often again.  Maybe this summer when I'm off and have more time...maybe not.  For now, I'm happy staying back in the shadows.  I adore yall and the support and friendship you have extended to me, and hopefully I'll be back soon!  Until then...

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