Sigh. I know posts have been few and far between lately. I'm not going to offer any excuses or go into a long post about how there needs to be more balance in my life or that this blog has been so successful that it's gotten away from me...mostly because neither of those statements are true.
I will tell you that this blog was started to let me combine my love of writing and my need to create something (anything), and maybe show it off to friends. The combination has worked out nicely for the most part, but this business of blogging is strange when the thrill of comments, followers, features, etc are thrown into the mix...see that word 'business'?
Keeping up with the Jones' has never been important to me, but blogging seems to encourage a morphed sort of KUWTJ that is constantly trying to suck me in. The pull of the need to see what's going on, who's doing what, who's having a giveaway, who's making it into the big leagues is strong, strong, strong, I tell ya. Some bloggers have made this into a business; my purpose was never to make it one and I lost my way a bit.
My solution? Get back to my original purpose and just write about what I want, and create when and whatever moves me at the moment. Write stuff that my family might think is funny, and let my friends ooh and ahhh over my little projects; just have fun with the blog.
All the ads are gone from the blog, and my followers gadget too. I'll probably redesign the whole thing...when the spirit moves me. If you want to keep up with me, you can always bookmark my blog, subscribe via email (you won't get a bunch of emails from me, that's a promise!), or check out my page on facebook.
I sincerely appreciate everyone who makes time to stop by and read my words, checks out my pictures, and takes the time to comment. The comments always make me feel like a million bucks!
That's all, just in case you were wondering what in the world was happening with my blog. As for me personally, I'm still hanging out on vacation at the lake. My sister's kitchen makeover Part Two is happening this weekend. I found some new thrift stores, but haven't started any projects lately. Summer is hot and I'm doing my best to enjoy the moment; hope you all are too!