Friends, bloggers, countrymen (and women).
I’ve been blogging for a long time.
No, seriously, a long time. I first started posting here in 2005. I’ve lived through at least 7 ‘is this the end of blogging?’ eras. I’ve seen trends and changes come, and some of those trends and changes go, and I’ve still been here. Writing away, sharing, taking pictures and joining in as much as I can. Some years I seem to post a tonne – several times a week, great social, involved in campaigns. In others (like this year!), I feel like I’m barely a blogger.
But a blogger I am. I’m not going to write a list of why, or swear to renew my commitment to writing X times a week, or go on a PR frenzy trying to find events to attend and brands to work with.
For now, a gentler approach, a simpler approach, is exactly what I need. I’d love to be nailing it, launching a podcast, branching out onto YouTube, pushing further (and I’m so proud to see so many of my friends doing just that!)…but the simple reality is that in my right now I feel to do so would be to the detriment of other things in my life – my career, my home life, my friendships, my health.
This summer I had all kinds of plans for writing a bazillion posts (I have so many travel pics just waiting to be shared), for working on my social streams, for getting back to my poor neglected newsletter, and I just…haven’t. I will write those posts, of course, but the break this summer has me feeling good and feeling centred. And actually feeling once again like I want to write, rather than I have to write. Exactly as it should be, right?
I’ll be back before long lovelies. I’m barely a blogger, but I’m still here. 🙂