Friday, September 19, 2014

Life Lately with Thoughts on Blogging | Summer 2014

Blogging, guys. Blogging. I've literally sat down to write this post about a dozen times in the last month or so. I have been so so absent from this blog lately and this space is something that I have been missing. A lot. Not necessarily the act of blogging or sharing information or photos, but I missed that weird, giddy, energized feeling that I get from writing something that I'm passionate about. 

Blogging for me has been a creative outlet. It all started really because I thought it would be fun. After awhile I found my blogging voice and style and it gradually became something so much more. It turned to a place where I could share anything I wanted to share at that moment. Photos, stories, food, personal experiences, favorite spots in my favorite city...anything. 

 I think that everyone starts their blog just wanting to do your own thing. I didn't intend to become the next Taza or mega food and fashion mogul. I wanted to just have a space to share things that I loved. But then you read books on blogging and you see fellow blogging friends becoming more popular (so happy for them, though, really.) And you want to do more, be more, and put things out there that people will like. Things that will attract attention. Things that are just forced.

Because, apparently, that's what you do when you have a blog...

It's just exhausting. This is why I have been away. I was burnt. out. From my blog! The thing that had been so much fun to me.

But now, it's fall.
Last week I stepped outside and I got that fall smell. The brisk air smell. The soon-trees-will-be-orange-and-red smell. And there will be lattes. Lots of lattes. And you know what? THAT is the smell of blogging. Not kidding. When I smell the fall smell, I smell blogging. I don't get it. Maybe it's because I started this blog during autumn. (Almost exactly two years ago(!!)) Or maybe it's just that clean, fresh smell, like restarting...?
I don't know. All I know is in that exact moment I missed c/oMKE. A lot. And I knew I had to sit down and finally write this post.

So I'm back. It's different this time, though. No schedule for blogging. No blogging because I feel like I need to or that I owe it to my followers--although, I love you guys, I really do, thank you for being here--but blogging for me. Because I missed it. And really it should be light and fun and, ok maybe serious sometimes, but real and not forced.

I'm back, guys, and you're stuck with me. Well occasionally. When I feel like it. ;)

Ok, but really, tell me about your summer.


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