So about 5 years ago or more I started writing this blog. To be honest, back then I had no idea how a blog worked, other than that you wrote about something, hopefully of interest, added some pictures, better if they were your own, but it didn’t matter too much and then posted it? 5 years ago I didn’t realise the importance of also sharing said post on social media sites and that, my friends, was my first mistake!
Over the last 5 years I’ve gone from loving writing my blog, to it being a chore sometimes, many times if I’m honest, with work commitments and a demanding family life and as these other demands took over I decided to put my blog on the back burner, out to graze for a bit, to be honest, again, I’d given up on it.
This was for many reasons but mainly because it felt like I was writing for no reason any more, to nobody. I’ve realised recently however, through talking to other blogger friends, that I actually miss writing and sharing experiences with like minded people. It’s never going to get me a Booker prize, but I enjoy it, it’s my hobby and I miss writing (did I just say that again?!)
What I’ve learnt from blogging is this:
Some people will read your blog and enjoy it but not tell you, some people will.
Some people will read your blog and not enjoy it and they will tell you that!
Some people won’t understand why you bother to write it, others will totally get it.
It’s a form of diary, a sharing information tool, it’s a way of collating your images, whether they be good or bad.
If you enjoy it, don’t over think it or justify it to anybody or most importantly compare it to other blogs.
So with all this in mind I’ve decided to go back to blogging, whenever I can and whenever I want to and again importantly, when I have the time. I’m going to try however to be consistent, there’s nothing worse than following a blogger who drops out for months on end, guilty your honor! If I can, I’m aiming for once a week, if I’ve got something to say.
To kick start the blog again I’m collaborating with a local interior shop who have provided me with a prize for my readers (no this isn’t the prize just a teaser about the shop!)
There’ll be more news on this soon.
If you’re still following my blog after all these years, thanks for sticking with me and if you’ve just come across this post, stayed tuned and welcome aboard!
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