It’s been a while…over a month in fact. I betcha thought I’d forgotten about you, but really how could I? Life has gotten in the way of my fun as of late, too much work, too many frustratingly mediocre tasks (so much fur to swifter!), and Netflix….just Netflix. I think that pretty much sums up my time away from the computer. And my lack of actually putting a closing statement to my 31 Days of the Nifty Fifty, which if we’re being honest, was really 13 days of stressful catching up with blog posts that I was never going to be caught up with. So, sorry if you were looking forward to a life changing closing post to that series, it’s not going to happen.
During my time away from blogging, I took sometime to re-evaluate this blog, why I blog, who is this blog for, and whose really reading it? I’ve decided, I blog for myself, so that I can get all my words out and maybe showcase photos or projects that I am particularly proud of. So, this blog is for me, as selfish as that sounds, I write for myself, and if someone else finds it interesting or entertaining, then great. But in the long run, when I look back on previous posts, they are for my benefit. For prosperity’s sake, sort of a photo album of greatest hits. My virtual art hung on the virtual fridge.
I realize some people blog to share some awesome tips on saving money, how to be a better photographer, or how to DIY your way into a spectacular home that has YOU written all over it. Sure, those things interest me, and I love reading about how awesome other people are, but as of late, it’s been annoying me. Not because others have done great things, and want to share in the knowledge that they’ve gained along the way, but I find myself judging them and comparing what I have to what they have, what they’ve done to what I’ve done or in most cases, haven’t done. And because I do this to myself, I’m annoyed at myself.
If I could, I’d sigh at myself and give myself an annoyed side glance. But instead, I’ll just be annoyed at myself for being annoyed/jealous of what I see in blogdom or Pinterest. And not feel like I can’t blog because my posts won’t be filled with tips on how to get an entire years worth of groceries for a dollar or awesome DIY projects that are worthy of being featured in a magazine . All I can do is remind myself, that this blog is for me. And we’re gonna have fun darn it!