My Thoughts On Blogging

As promised, I'm back, and sharing my thoughts on blogging. Is it wrong to air out my thoughts on the blog?! I don't know, but I'm just going to go with it. So yes, blogging about blogging. Instead of banging my thoughts out alone, or watching poor Martin glaze over. I thought I'd jump over here and chat with you guys. Most of you have blogs and are a wealth of sage advice. Right?! ;) K, here's the thing. Last week, I decided to start a personal & private blog. A place to document a photo or two from my day and just write about my thoughts and daily happenings. I thought it would make for an adorable keepsake for our kids one day, and for Martin & I. But... something awesome kind of happened, all of a sudden I felt free to write, post less than perfect photos and basically felt no pressure!! Um, kind of rad, which also got me thinking - isn't that what blogging is supposed to be like?!

Blogging has changed a lot over the years. I think in the beginning it had a really indie vibe, a super thriving community and girls were blogging to have fun & connect. But then blogging started to explode and become a real thing, a career, a powerful tool for companies and bloggers started to make money. Lots of money. Which is awesome and commendable, but that doesn't have to be everyone's goal, right?

I'll admit, here & there, I've gotten sucked into the notion that I need to work really hard on my blog and make it the best it can be. But do I?! Don't get me wrong, I love photography and taking gorgeous photos. But sometimes, that's not where I want to be investing time, ya know?! I'd love to take a more casual approach to blogging. I'm not trying to turn my blog into a huge money maker... so why set the bar so high? Or live under false pressure?!

Does that make me sound bad? Do I sound like a terrible slacker?! Ha, I don't know, maybe I am. But for those of you who blog... I'm sure you've felt these things too. Sure it's fun to take photos while you're out with your main squeeze + friends. But then again, it also takes you out of the moment and stops you from being present. I've started taking my camera out less & less. Although, I still love snapping a quick iphone photo or two. I love writing, capturing moments from our life and connecting with this awesome community. I've truly made so many amazing friends through this space, and it's how I keep in touch with many of you!

So now what?!! Well, I have no idea! Take a break? Um, no! I'm way too addicted to blogging for that! But, I'm slowly learning to pull the plug on pressure, and I hope to become more free & spontaneous in how I do things. No need for schedules, or rules, or any other nonsense. So yeah, I'm still working through the fine details. But I wanted to share none the less and get your input and start a conversation. Spill guys, spill... why do you blog? Do you feel the pressure? Or are you able to take a super casual approach?

PS - see ya next week, less rants, more posts!! ;)