Thoughts

Hi friends. Thank you for your patience with me this past week. I was absent for a little longer than I planned. I’m just going to be honest with you all. I think there comes a point in every blogger’s life when she (or he) becomes a bit… bogged down. Overwhelmed. Uninspired. At least one, if not all of those feelings. I am in that place right now.

Via

Don’t get me wrong, I love this blog. I love looking at beautiful things every day, and trying to help brides get inspired. I love all things wedding. I love listening to music and thinking about how it could be incorporated into the most important day of your life. I love writing. Most of all, I love connecting with you. The internet is sometimes described as a hard, cold place, where keyboards and mouses replace real human interaction. Not so, I tell you. Although I have plenty of real human interactions every day, and those should never be replaced by cyber relationships, I also love connecting with people via the internet. I love that I can get to know a stranger in another state or even country because we have a common interest. I love the community of bloggers that I have connected with through this blog, and the kindness and support they have offered me throughout this journey. I have never had to feel like I am talking to a void. Thank you for that.

Sorry if that felt a little goodbye-ish, because that’s not what it is at all. I’m just sharing with you guys where I am with things, because I like it when others are open and honest with me, so I try to do the same. I am working on a new vision for this blog. I want to set some goals and make plans and dream dreams. I don’t want to just become a machine, spitting out posts for the masses in hopes that the blog will grow into a big famous wedding blog. Don’t get me wrong, that would be awesome. But that’s not why I do this. I started writing this blog because I love music, and I love weddings, and I wanted to help brides. Simple as that. When it starts to feel tedious though, and I start to feel uninspired, is when I know I’ve somehow lost touch with the reason for all this, and the passion behind it. So I’m going to go back and find that. And in the meantime, I will still be posting. I hope that as I rediscover my passion, that you will notice it here on the blog, and be inspired. That’s what it all comes down to, really.

Look forward to a standard, wedding related post tomorrow. And in the days to come.;)

Amelia - November 15, 2011 - 10:45 pm

I can relate to this a lot! I feel like there are so many people out on the internet who post just to post. The content should mean something to both you and the reader. There is nothing wrong with living life and not blogging often either!
A/C

blaire - November 15, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Hey Colleen I had to do this too. In August I wanted to write something every day on my blog… but sometimes the writing was not all that good. Then I started school in the fall and my blogging went from every day to practically none existent. I am now trying to write more heart felt post and I some times I use it as my journal. But this blog should be like an oasis from the craziness of life, I know my blog is for me. So hang in there. I love your blog and what you write about is great.So best of wishes discovering your passion.

Laurel G - November 16, 2011 - 12:26 am

everyone gets these feelings. look forward to you being back

Laura - November 16, 2011 - 2:11 am

Great Post :) I adore my cyber friends as well :)

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} - November 16, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Beautiful post Colleen! I think honesty is one of the key ingredients to being successful in blogging and I love that you are wanting to get inspired to be more inspirational to others. That’s such and awesome thing :-)

The Perfect Palette - November 16, 2011 - 4:59 pm

i really like your honesty here. Always remember… blog because you love it! Good luck trying to re-discover your passion. I know sometimes it can be tough….

Hang in there and know that your ‘cyber friends’ are here for ya :)

bree [capitolromance] - November 16, 2011 - 5:15 pm

I totally respect you for this post – and can honestly say that I feel 100% the same way you do about it. In fact, I could have easily written this verbatim post on my own blog (and have actually, often said all of this to myself, in my own mind). What keeps me going is meeting people like you and getting to share in this crazy blogging journey or finding couples/brides that found me and said “this is exactly what I was looking for”.

It’s not nearly as easy as I once thought to be a blogger, but I think your re-focus and self-reflection will only help you and make you stronger.

Keep on rocking :) *hugs*

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} - November 16, 2011 - 11:02 pm

Not only does blogging take a lot of time and energy, but it also takes a whole lot of heart! I can totally understand where you’re coming from, and I hope that you rediscover your inspiration!

Katie - November 22, 2011 - 11:24 pm

I am head over heals for this post. I love your realism and honesty. I can very much relate. Prayers for you and your inspiration. Prayers for your passion.

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