Direction

Well, I’m fairly certain that this is the longest lapse in posts that this blog has ever seen. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say; on the contrary, I have a lot to say. I’m just busy. It’s nice to say that I have too much to write about and not enough time. I freelance for two sources now, and am also doing a fair amount of web/marketing/copy writing for my regular 9-5 job. My creativity and writing skills have been challenged more in the last year than ever before. I love it, but it leaves my writing here as a low priority in the grand scheme of things.

It’s strange, when you become detached from your blog. It’s almost like the end of a relationship. For six years I’ve poured my heart and soul into the “pages” of this blog. It’s seen me through the darkest times: through dealing with my miscarriage to the death of my mother. This blog has been with me since before my daughter was even conceived and yet, I find myself shrugging my shoulders at it because it’s just not my priority anymore.

So what is going on in my life? Work, writing, not as much running as I’d like; and life in general. Nothing newsworthy, nothing earth-shattering. I finally feel like I am coming into my own as a writer. I feel like I have a voice. I’ve found my platform, I am being heard, and that feeling is hard to beat. I actually just found myself smiling while writing that.

I’ve become a little disenchanted with blogging. I’m tired of the “mom blogger” scene; the egos and the politics finally became a little too much for me. I don’t read many blogs anymore and obviously I don’t blog myself much anymore. I got away from the reason I started blogging, and that was as an outlet and a place to write when I felt like the thoughts in my head would fill up so much they’d make my head explode if I didn’t get some of them out. I tried to create share-worthy posts, clickable content, Pinnable posts, blah blah blah. My column with Nooga.com has given me the direction and recognition I’ve been seeking all these years.

So anyway, all of this is to not necessarily say “I quit!”, because that’s dramatic and stupid. All of this is really just me writing here as I used to. A journal, a diary, a way of putting down my aimless thoughts… Just an outlet.

Comments

  1. I’ve missed your posts and I’ve thought a lot about them since you kind of fell out of the “blogosphere” (ahem, I hate terms like that). Of course, I keep up with (im)Perfect Parenting and with you in general on FB so at least there’s that. I totally get your disenchantment, though. When I took last month off from blogging there were a few times that I considered not picking it back up….I totally get the feeling of not getting the recognition you want for your writing/work. It’s frustrating. Anyway, you’re awesome here or on Nooga.com so rock on.
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  2. I think part of why I don’t get along with some bloggers is precisely why you’ve become disenchanted. I know *how* to create pin-able and click-able content, but I never have. I think analytics are cool, but I don’t write to get big numbers. I write for me, about things I find interesting, and on my own schedule. I hope the people who read my blog enjoy it, but if they don’t I won’t get upset if they don’t come back. At the end of the day my blog and my twitter account are personal reflections, not anything else, and there is a good place for that.

    My feed reader is small, but I genuinely enjoy the stories I read and getting to know the authors…yours included :) I love that you’ve gotten opportunities to expand your writing (your nooga columns are great!) and I’m glad you’re not saying “I quit.” I look forward to reading your next post, whatever and whenever it is!
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