Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Direction


I'm not into New Year's Resolutions. I'm pretty bad at making long lists of goals and accomplishing them throughout the year. The reality is, giving this blog a design refresh and new direction is purely serendipitous timing with the New Year. But it was time.

When I first started blogging, it was a place of heart. I reconnected with one of my passions - writing - and made some amazing friends along the way. Now, I've fallen into a rut. I loved documenting my pregnancy. Sharing home improvement stories has been fun. It's wonderful to have a place to recap events. At some point, though, I lost track of my story.

A willingness to share a story ideally elicits conversation. Opinions come too. Judgement. Support. Loved ones become vulnerable. "Please don't share this on your blog..." "You wouldn't post this, right?". For some time now, I've been feeling censored. 

I'd be lying if I said I knew where this post was going. Or where this blog was going, really. It's going somewhere. I know it.

19 comments:

  1. Just wanted to chime in and say that if you retired from blogging, you'd have at least one very disappointed reader - me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're sweet! I'm not going anywhere!

      Delete
    2. Bài viết này sẽ kể về cua hang do go trang tri noi that dep theo cá tính rustic. những làm đẹp này phù hợp với các chủ căn nhà phù hợp đồ gỗ trong noi that phong khach , do go noi that phong ngu , do go nha bep , do go phong an và các ai ham mê style mộc mạc và đồng quê. Có thể lựa sắm trang hoàng rustic cho các người thích tính cách độc đáo bởi vì tính cách trang trí giản đơn giản đơn khiến bạn cảm nhận như mình đang ở cùng thiên nhiên và thưởng thức thiên nhiên ngay khi có thể. chắc chắn, để trang trí nhà bằng cá tính đồng quê, bạn cần một số vật dụng trong nhà và đồ tô điểm mà sẽ đóng góp cá tính này là bộ sưu tập sofa phong khach làm từ gỗ, giuong ngu , tu phong ngu . Một số chi tiết nhu yếu của làm đẹp này phải được nhấn mạnh như các tông màu hoặc thậm chí những nguyên liệu được áp dụng trong làm đẹp này như sat my thuat dep , gia cong sat , gia cong inox , cau thang sat my thuat

      Delete
  2. Love the redesign! I would also miss you if you left! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sunny! Definitely not going anywhere.

      Delete
  3. I'm not sure if what you're going through is similar to what I'm noticing in writing my own blog, but I just had my first baby in mid November and since then I've felt like it's been difficult to figure out what to write about. I used to write about my thoughts, opinions, feelings about any number of things, as well as the usual day to day things. Then I struggled to get pregnant and wrote some about infertility. Then I got pregnant and the blog became very much focused on the pregnancy. Now baby is here and it's been odd trying to 1) get my brain to work again and 2) figure out what to write about other than being a new mom.
    With all that said, I've enjoyed reading your blog and hope you continue to write!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can absolutely relate! Thanks so much for sharing. For me, my life has become fully about someone else (in a good way!) and I have to consider a direction for my writing...weekly baby updates? When your life is all about baby that just sounds exhausting. I know there's more!

      Delete
    2. It's definitely interesting trying to find that balance of having your life be so completely about someone else, but not completely losing yourself either. Gotta love lifes balancing acts.

      Delete
  4. Everyone should pause every now and then. :) Hope you don't disappear too :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. No matter what direction The Fix-Its take, I'm definitely still here as a reader!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey mama...same thing going on with me too. I just don't have the energy anymore to sit down and write posts even though I write posts all the time in my head. I've been using Instagram (as I'm sure you can tell) as my outlet. I hope you are able to be happy with whatever direction your blog goes! But keep up the adorable pics of your little man! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love your blog, so if you ever get one of those posts from your head to computer I'll be excited to read! Instagram has also been my mode of documentation lately. It's awesome.

      My latest thought was installing the blogger app on my phone. That way I can write a little when somebody is feeding/napping on my lap!

      Delete
  7. I know some bloggers start to feel an obligation to post, or they feel like they are suddenly writing for an audience. I've kept my blog private from about 90% of my family and friends because I wanted to preserve it as a place I can go and not feel like anyone is really listening. Now, it's taken on a more journal-like feel. I really, really am glad I documented my pregnancies and am trying to document E's months so that I can look back on them. I'm already referencing past posts now that some of my close friends are pregnant. It sure comes in handy! It takes me about 10 days to finish up a post at this point, but it's ok-I want to remember! I hope you don't feel any obligation to write, and hope you don't censor yourself. This is your space. And I've loved getting to know you through this space. In the meantime, I love, love those IG pictures!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's exactly it - posting for myself. It's my non-resolution resolution!

      Delete
  8. I'm loving the new look! Makes me want to change it up as well, but I will probably have to wait for a while :) Can't wait to follow along!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so talented I'm sure you could whip something up in no time! I mean, you have nothing else going on, right?

      Delete