Saturday, May 24, 2014

Why I stepped back from blogging...

There are several reasons that I took a break from blogging.  Here they are...

1. I started work back from summer break and my extra time was gone.

2.  My house isn't always know those bloggers that have a Pinterest house and it is always perfect...yeah, that's not me.

3.  I'm not good at staging awesome pictures to put on my blog.

4.  My focus changed from losing weight to having a baby and I didn't know if that would be something my readers would want to read about.

5.  It was becoming work.  Hats off to those of you who blog 5 or more days a week...I just can't keep up with that.

6.  I started to compare myself to other bloggers and no matter if they were a lifestyle blogger, weight loss bloggers, etc. there is always going to be someone with better success out there in the blog world...a cleaner more picturesque house, cuter clothes, better staging, more weight loss, etc.
7. It's hard to come up with funny, well-written post all the time.

8.  I don't have a lovely patio that I can post pictures of my lovely drinks on.

9.  It a nutshell, it just made me feel blah there for a while.  I felt that no matter what I was blogging about it wasn't the caliber of some of my favorite blogs. 

With all of that being said, there are lots of things that make me want to return to regular blogging.

1.  I get inspiration from other blogs.

2. I love the community that comes with blogging.

3.  Blogging motivates me.

4.  It is a way to document my life, whether I am the only person who reads about it or not.
5.  If I ever had weight to lose it will be, yeah.
6.  Blogging reminds me to take pictures and document things.

7.  My life is worth sharing and writing about and I just have to remember that.

I am truly thankful for those of you who stuck around during my hiatus and hope that you continue to follow are some upcoming things:
  • Ledger will be here soon!
  • Nursery reveal
  • Baby weight loss
  • DIY projects
  • Life in general 

P.S. I am now opening up my personal Instagram to my blog followers...I just can't keep up with two.  If you want to follow along please do click here.


  1. Welcome back! I am about to come back from a blogging break myself, for many of the reasons you listed. Excited to start reading yours again :)

  2. Good to see you back! Don't worry...I don't have a perfect house, time to stage pictures, or blogging ideas popping into my head all the time either. My favorite blogs are actually the REAL ones. :)

  3. I know that I have certainly missed reading your posts! I'm excited to hear about the everyday happenings in your wonderful, beautiful life again :)

  4. My house is NOT clean ... I like your #4 on why you blog, mine is a recording of my journey. I'm happy to share it if anyone wants to read along, but it is mainly for me.

    I love the name Ledger ... I was thinking of that for my last baby, but we ended up choosing a different name. I'm happy to see someone is going to use it. I think it's really cute but I haven't actually heard of anyone with that name (as a first name anyway).

  5. welcome back, I have missed your blog. just write when you want, what you want, and it will be fabulous! the more real you are the more we relate. i.e. we don't care if you have a clean house or fancy patio.

  6. So glad to see you back!! I loved following your blog...can't wait to see your new updates and posts! Welcome back! :)