December marks the 8th Birthday of this blog! Hard to believe 8 years I have been plugging away here. Of course so much has changed in those 8 years – when I started Owen was just a baby. And then of course Miss Z came along. But it’s not just our family that has grown and changed, I believe I have too. I will look back at old posts and see how my “voice” has changed, how my photography has come along, how the I have evolved through different phases and styles. It’s my own personal time capsule of sorts.
I’ve gone through phases where I blog a lot (everyday) and phases where I blog less frequently. I believe in the ebb and flow of creativity and thus I don’t stress when I feel like I need to step back and re-evaluate. I’ve gone through times when my goal is to increase my readership or promote my side business or times when I just want to report or reflect on everyday life. Sometimes I go through phases where I don’t pick up my DSLR camera for weeks and only share images from my iPhone – which I know are not the best, but let’s be honest, everyday can’t be a photo session.
The last few weeks I have been re-evaluating what I want to share here – what is the purpose of this ‘ol blog? Do I need to post everyday? Who is my audience? Why do they keep coming back here? What do I have to offer my readers? What do I share? Do I keep going?
I haven’t figured out the answers to any of those questions. So for now I am just accepting the ebb and flow of creativity. To step back and not feel pressure to post everyday or document every moment. I am trying to come back to the reason why I started the blog and if I like how it has evolved. I am thinking about basics and simplicity and asking myself what is my real talent and how do I want to express or share that.
I know I have a lot of readers out there – some just stop by for certain things…like to read about my Project Life or to see my next Stitch Fix. Others have visited for my photography or photography tips (which I haven’t posted in a long time) Which is wonderful — thank you for visiting! Others have been with me since the very beginning – I thank you for your support! If you get a chance to drop me a comment, either below or in an email or on my Facebook page – I would love to hear from you.
Happy Birthday Blog.