Aaaaaand, I’m Back...

Seacoast at Rye NH
I find that I often begin a blog post with the phrase, "Well, it's been awhile..." or something like that. It has and it's been a needed break but I have been thinking about why I blog, why I have changed the focus of my blog and do I want to continue. First off, I really like my blog and haven't been able to bring myself to take it down. There's a lot of good stuff on here, at least I think so, and I often refer back to it to find a recipe or post that I put up awhile back.

I think I got sidetracked with blogging because there seemed to be a lot of pressure to be the best kid on the block - ads, metrics, followers, blah, blah, blah. It was so daunting that I gave up. I also got exhausted thinking about recording every aspect of my life that seemed blog worthy. Sometimes I just wanted to admire a sunset, or enjoy the flavor of some food I made, or look at art without recording every aspect of it. And then somewhere I read that blogs should be focused so I turned it into a blog with only textiles and embroidery. Oy vey!

A few months ago Austin Kleon posted a link in his newsletter to an article by Marc Weidenbaum called Bring Out Your Blogs and it got me thinking more and more about getting back to blogging. Here's the thing though, I want to blog my way, the way I began. So, you will find some food and recipes, certainly some textiles, especially embroidery, the daily happenings of my life that I think are fun to share and it will be all mixed up. I hope you will find it inspirational and follow along and comment once awhile. That would be fabulous but if you don't, that's ok too.

What you wont find here are a bunch of pop up ads that prevent you from seeing the content...one of my pet peeves that prevent me, frequently, from reading a blog post that sounds interesting. I know that if this isn't fun for me, it won't be fun for you. So, here's to starting again, my way.

FYI, the photo is of the seacoast at the Seacoast Science Center at Rye New Hampshire and the site of my nieces wedding last weekend. A beautiful place and an equally beautiful wedding.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay for you!!! I blog because I want to - and I blog about things that I want to blog about. When I first started my blog was simply a venue to let my away-from-home kids see what I might be working on. Nobody was more amazed than I was when I started getting a few followers! Once I started getting followers I guess I felt that I should post something every day in order to keep them interested and I put pressure on myself to keep creating so I had something to 'mumble' about. Maybe that was a good thing because it kept me working - but - it was a strain sometimes. Finally I realized that I really could post whenever I wanted to and the world wasn't going to come to an end if I missed a day (or three!). Now I seem to have pretty much settled into a three times/week schedule and that works for me. I don't get bothered if I don't keep up - I figure the people that enjoy my blog will come back and if they don't - I won't know about it anyway. Any given day can see some crazy quilting, some landscape work, some knitting, and (horrors) even the occasional rant. All this rambling on to say, I'm glad you're coming back!!!!!!!!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I read this post with interest. Wondering about why/how/when/ we blog is something that crops up often. For myself, I'm pretty settled about my reasons...as a journal really where I share my bits and pieces of everyday life. I get to record my photos, thoughts, projects, etc. I actually read my past posts myself like reading an old diary. The process too of taking, uploading, editing photos and entries hopefully is keeping my mind working since I'm now "old". I enjoy reading your blog so I hope you will keep it up.