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Changing Directions for a Blog

I’ve debated for a while if I should still write on my blog. I’ve wrestled with the idea of quitting, or just changing directions.   Funny, I’m still at the same place (nursing-or breastfeeding) nine years later, but mentally, I’m in a whole different space.  When I look around me, it seems like I’m standing still, while everyone else is moving forward, but I know that’s not the case.

I’m not in the same space as when I started this blog.  My oldest is going to be 10 soon, and my youngest is going to be 2.  I’ve been through the baby phase, and still in it.  And…to be perfectly honest-I feel I’m not done yet.

What makes me get so hung up on my blog is that I taken this space to be what I want it to be about.  However, I’ve noticed that I lost sight of what it is that I wanted.  I wanted things that I didn’t even like. Chasing an idea that doesn’t even fit with me.  I’m happy to say that I don’t have everything together.  There are just some days when I’m overwhelmed, and other days that I feel like I can do this all over again 😍.

I think, I’ve taken this blog down so many directions, that it totally doesn’t bother me what I do with it now, as long as I’m having fun and just using my space the way that I want to.

With that being said, I’ve noticed that I’ve stopped sharing a lot of my interests and hobbies on this blog.  I still love my faith, but I want to share with you other things that I am working on in the background.  I live a very humble quiet life, and a good evening to me would be sitting back at home with some tea, knitting needles and my family–I’m truly good.

I’m going to have to change that! I think it’s sad.  I know there are are people like me out there, but we’re just quiet and not making a lot of waves.  I’m just going to let my docs down and just do what it is I like.

How Social Media Played Into This

When I first started using social media, it was to promote my blog.  It was “fun” at first, but over time it’s not what I wanted to do.  I would get discouraged because I didn’t want to be on social media.  I still don’t.  Things have changed since I’ve started on it, and I think it’s time I got off that merry-go-round.  

I think bringing conversations back to a blog is how people really engage.  The “feed” is so instant that if you don’t share it quick, you’re going to lose your potential audience, and that’s not how I want to function.  I like to function on my time, and my family needs.  Over time, I just noticed that I would just scroll with no true agenda. Again sad.

Then there is some social media platforms that just turned into a screaming fest (sorry Twitter), where everyone is promoting and no one is really “on” all the time.  I’m not knocking scheduled posts, it just got to a point that everyone was talking, and not enough people was listening.

Ugh, I didn’t want this to be rant about social media.  Either way, I’ll be backing away from it.  I find that I have more time to do stuff (like knit) when I’m not scrolling for no purpose.

Anyway, this rambling has gone on long enough.  Just expect some changes.  Some about my interests, hobbies, and random things.  I’m not looking to share perfection, just regular things.  Life. My life.  My hobbies (and still faith).

 

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yes… well people change, and grow and their needs and interests change. I think sharing on a blog is wonderful for me, I’ve met so many kind nice decent people doing this, and connections are important in life. I do not do other social media like IG or FB because life is short and I’m not interested. Share what interests you, and we’ll read about it. thanks for commenting on my blog, not afraid of color. We recently moved from the DC area to Colorado and it’s made for a lot of stress! The mountains are not visible today because… Read more »

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