Blogging for me…not for you!

Blogging for me…not for you!

A change of season…a change of mind.

So it’s been a while.

A while of not blogging properly and a while of not blogging at all.

The only place I’ve really stayed is Instagram but otherwise social media and blogging have all had a little break. Unplanned, unexpected and I was in denial about it for a while. I tried to go against it but I gave in and realised that in time I would want to write again.

It took a lot longer than I had hoped. I’ve tried to force a few posts as I was sad about my little space being neglected. I thought about giving up entirely and just shutting it all down. Would anyone have noticed?

That was when I realised I would. 

I would miss this space. I would miss this blog, my blog. I’ve spent 4 years building this from a little diary of sharing photos of baby Amelia when I was a 19 year old new mum who was a little bit lost. I worked, I learned and I kept on writing until I grew a business. And I did that.

I think sometimes I forget how hard I’ve worked here. How many hours and seriously late nights were spent tweaking the design of my blog, editing photos, meeting deadlines, sending emails and writing up posts.

This blog has been somewhere I’ve been happy with, I’ve been frustrated with and somewhere I’ve cried tears over. I’ve made friends for life through because of it and I’ve reached people on a level I never knew I could. The hours have been worth it. But was it time for it to come to an end?

Life has changed for myself and Amelia so in amongst thoughts of shutting down I did also consider a rebrand. Does this blog reflect who we are now? Amelia started school in September and I also started a new job back in July. Our life has changed quite a lot so I did start to question if this space was relevant to where we are now.

But again I realised that just like us, it’ll grow. It show where we are now and where it all started 4 years ago!! And how amazing is that, how lucky am I to have all these memories and special moments documented. Way to special to just delete.

I love sharing our days out, the things we bake, the things we create and our lives. I was so excited when I realised other people wanted to read and see these things too. I think I’d forgotten that. It’s so easy to get caught up with numbers, followers and what you think people want to read. But this break has given me a great head space on all this and I think I’m just going to write and share for me. Then those of you who enjoy that will stay and those that don’t, well they don’t really matter.

So now I’ve finished rambling. I am back, I want to be back, I’m excited to be back and the blog is not going to be shutting. I’m back with no pressure, I will be posting when I want and about what I want because that’s us!

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me during this slog, all you lovely readers and friends.

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3 Comments

  1. 10th October 2017 / 10:06 pm

    SO pleased you’re not giving up blogging lovely, you will always be one of my favourites and I will continue to read 🙂 xxx

  2. 11th October 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Aww I am so sad to read this, that you were going through a tough time. I think starting a new job, your girl at school must have been hard to deal with on your own. Hopefully you will continue, blog for you, share what makes you smile and think of that as you press publish. Its easy to lose yourself and feel overwhelmed. For the first time in 4 years I took two weeks off over the summer and didn’t feel guilty at all. I hope you’re ok x

  3. 12th October 2017 / 9:40 am

    For what it’s worth Alice, your blog is one that I regularly type in to my search bar weekly, and always come back, even if you haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been checking in regualrly and visiting your old posts for activity and baking inspiration too 🙂 I totally know where you’re coming from with this, and I’ve been in exactly the same situation. I think our blogs started a similar time, and like Amelia, Freddie started school in Sept and I’ve been re-adjusting and trying to work out what direction I want to take it in. Let me know if you have any thoughts on what you might do, I’d love to know. I’m SO pleased you’re sticking with it though xx

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