I know it's been a while since I've done consistent blog posts. It seems like forever, especially since I was trying to maintain a daily posting schedule. Between going on vacation a month ago and trying to get back in to the swing of things, and now with the passing of our nephew almost two weeks ago...it seems I've lost some enthusiasm to blog. School is starting in two weeks as well which is making me even lazier. I've enjoyed just sitting and reading at night and not being attached at the hip to my computer. Honestly I haven't spent much time on it at all over the past couple weeks. It's relaxing.
I've also had this overwhelming sense that my priorities were getting a little out of hand. I love that I started this blog, I love that people appreciate my work and my talent. That was the whole reason I started it...to inspire others to use their creativity and to share all the things I love. I also started the blog with the hopes that in some way it would develop into a way for me to earn some income in the future when my kiddos are both in school. It's been almost a year and I feel so blessed that 500 readers publicly follow me. Although up until a little over a month ago I was obsessing about the numbers, wondering how to make it grow bigger, how to have more people like me. I found myself trying to compete with other bloggers who were also newer bloggers, their blogs were growing faster...and it had bothered me so much that mine wasn't growing like those blogs. Thinking to myself, what do theirs have that mine doesn't?!?! Then it hit me...who cares! It's silly really. I started this for me, not to compete with others but for me to feel successful and accomplished at something. No I don't have a fancy blog design (I do all the work myself on what programs I have available to me for free), I don't sponsor other blogs and I don't have sponsor spots on my blog as of yet. I always said when I hit around 500 readers I would do those things, but honestly spending the money just to get more readers seems silly to me right now. Don't get me wrong I would love to sponsor other bloggers, their are some I really adore. Right now though I believe if my blog and it's content are of quality, and if I'm genuine the readers will come on their own. Either through pinterest, or other blogs, word of mouth, etc... To me that's enough for now. I love so many blogs, and admire so many of those bloggers for their accomplishments and the hard work they put in to the blog. I desire to be that some day, but for now this is who I am and I'm super okay with that.
I am trying to get back in to the swing of things and hopefully once the oldest is back to school in two weeks my posts will become more consistent again. That's my goal at least. I really do love blogging and I feel like it has made me actually complete more projects that I would normally finish on my own, I have a bit of crafting ADD and start lots of things but never finish them. So I hope you continue to read and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer you! And for now I will continue to read my books at my own leisure, enjoy my boys and what is left of summer break!