If you’ve noticed that I’ve taken some time away from this little corner of the internet, thanks. There was no huge, life-altering events or extra chaos going on in my life. I just took my usual break at Christmas and decided I wasn’t quite ready to return when Jan. 1 rolled around. Or Jan. 15th. Or Feb. 1st. And, so on. . . I finally decided to take some time to not think about it at all and just see what would happen. Thirteen years of sharing your ideas for public consumption/opinion is a long time and I wasn’t sure if or how I wanted to stop. Does a blogging job last forever? Can you start and stop sporadically without annoying the people who enjoy you? To be determined. . .
The internet, as we all know, is a strange bird. While I still like the concept of writing and taking photos and creating, I really, really get weary of the time it takes on social media to “keep up”, to build a following, to stay at the top of people’s feeds, etc. I’m basically an Instagrammer that kind of despises Instagram. (Apply that to social media in general, actually.) I may be showing my age, but I just don’t have it in me to film myself lip-syncing to stupid soundbites, pointing to captions or dancing to trendy music all in the name of tricking the algorithm. I just can’t.
In thinking about how I want to go forward, I still feel like my blog is my baby and where I like to be most when I’m creating online. A place to share a small change I’ve made to our house, someone’s home tour I love, a favorite t-shirt or lipstick and what I’ve been reading. I’m also planning to send out a monthly recap, in case you rarely catch me in your Instagram feed. (A strong possibility.)
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Thanks to all of those who have checked on me during my absence. I’m honored that you care and appreciate you letting me back into your online world every now and then.