So, as you may or may not have noticed, I’ve had a little blogging break.. little to me, to the blogging world I may as well have fallen off the planet.
In a sense I’d kind of fallen out of love with blogging. It had become a chore rather than a hobby, an extra stress I could do without.
I’ve written in the past that I think blogging saved me, through some very dark times it was my escape, the loving community surrounded me and I felt uplifted, I felt like I had a purpose. But that was a few years ago now, and not only have I grown up, the blogging world has too.
I don’t need blogging like I used to. And it definitely doesn’t need me.
I feel like I got left behind and it ran off without me. In a way I don’t deserve to say that as I haven’t put the effort in to keep up with all of the amazing bloggers who ran along, ran ahead and have made something of themselves and their blogs.
Now the blogosphere is overwhelmingly full. The attitude and community has changed too, and I don’t think I like it any more. It has become bitchy and ruthlessly competitive. Everyone seems to be out for themselves and creating this false life, pretending to be something that they aren’t.
Athough those lives are pretty and aspirational, that’s what Pinterest is for. I wholeheartedly enjoy reading and seeing something true, and would rather do so.
One of the reasons I became such good friends with Gemma, was because her voice, her passion, and her truth shone so brightly out of everything she wrote. I appreciate so much that even through the growth of her blog she has kept all of that. I think every blogger could do with taking a leaf out of her book.
So today I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m going to start blogging for me. I’m going to write about what I want to write about, whether that be fashion, music, beauty, travel or just a big old ramble like this one. That way, even if I only have a couple of readers, I, and they, know that it’s true.