I have been unconnected the last couple weeks and have been letting myself be nice and busy with cooking, faithfully attending group strength training at my gym (thank you), and potty training my littlest (success!)
I also cleaned out my closet on a whim and tossed several things into the donate pile. It felt amazing to slide over one hanger after another and love everything. (And just to make sure we’re clear, I am no fashion maven. On no, I rely completely on fashionable friends and consider blogs like this, this, and this required reading.) But I felt like everything left was truly me. I love editing things. I love the result. I love a well-edited kitchen utensil drawer or a well edited room design.
It got me thinking about this blog. I have been thinking since the holidays that I need a little time to rethink this blog, but haven’t quite figured out what to do about it.
I’ve been thinking that, because I love being in the kitchen and I have a chocolate shop, it would be professional of me to blog more about the kitchen. But I also get excited about mothering and organizing and good books and happy mail (as you know) and on and on. And I start wondering if it would be good or exhausting or unprofessional to blog about all of this.
I edited down my posts over the last year (in case you are a blogger and want the stats—I went from 5 posts per week to 1 or 2 without losing traffic, if anything my traffic climbed a bit, crazy and unexpected). And I have truly enjoyed the focus.
But lately I’ve been thinking I need to pull in more things that are truly me. I thought with enough experience, a more honest version of me would surface in every post, but on occasion I feel my posts starting to feel forced.
Up until now, I have had this desire to try new things, to swim in unfamiliar waters. But lately I’ve been feeling like I want to get down to what I do best. I think maybe it’s a natural part of growing up, of wanting to give back. I want to focus on the places where I am sure footed, and enjoying myself, and contributing. Do you know what those areas are for you?
They say that editing your wardrobe leaves you with more to wear, not less. I’d like to make that happen here.
And I’m thinking a new approach might help me trim down the sheer time that a good post takes, which is always a concern when it comes to putting first things first.
So I think I’ll take a little time away and rethink things. I may stop by and share if I send any happy mail, because sharing that is my very favorite.
Until then, thanks for listening. And here’s to pursuing the things you do best. Here’s to finding wardrobe and blogging s-w-a-g-g-a.