Wednesday, April 07, 2010

finding my groove

Last night, I went to bed thinking about blogging. That may sound strange to most people (especially those that don't have a blog), but blogging is actually something that I spend a lot of time thinking about. I blog for many different reasons. It is one of the ways I use to chronicle my family's daily life, it is a way to connect with friends and family, it is a creative outlet, and it is a way for me to process all the little and big things that make up my own crazy, messy, chaotic, happy life.

I really enjoy blogging. I like writing about things that make me smile, events that I am grateful for, places I want to visit, funny things my children say........anything that happens to capture my attention on that particular day. But recently, I have lost a little of my blogging mojo. I have gotten away from what I originally loved about it, and instead, I have found myself focusing on whether my photos were edited just so, whether my words were clever enough, or whether I was writing something that others would find interesting enough. It took the fun out of it for me, and I realized I needed to take a step back and re-evaluate.......I needed to get get back to a place of authenticity = writing from the heart, writing about what I want to write about and not worrying if anyone will ever read it.

So that's where I am today.....striving for authenticity again, being honest about my own journey, writing about what I find interesting, inspiring, uplifting, important, and praying that along the way someone else might be inspired as well.

5 comments:

The Frisco Russells said...

yay for you!! I blog as my way of scrap booking since Ican't seem to find the time for that!! I love my blog books theyare so fun!!

Stacy said...

I think you do an amazing job on your blog...I always enjoy reading and look forward to seeing your pictures. I've told you before, you are a great photographer and really should consider doing it as a side business!

Shayne said...

Amen, sistah! That's how I feel now that our class is over...I feel like I'm not good enough to really be pursuing this whole photog biz/blog scenario...some days it seems it's all I can do to get the kitchen cleaned! So from one who feels your frustration, let me just tell you how much your blog inspires me and I don't care if you write it in crayon and your pictures aren't crisp/colorful and full of bokeh--just type something, and know that it will be appreciated by a chic in Utah!! ;)

Shayne and Leslee said...

Kristy, that last comment was from me (Leslee Keckley) but somehow I'm logged into my hubs account! :) oops...

Tam@BloggingBradleys said...

Lovely blog. You just captured ever thought in my head about blogging. I find that blogging makes me look at the world different. If you look for the good in the world you will certainly find it. There are so many negative things to focus on in the world, one could drown in it. I choose to find the everyday joys. Thank you for sharing.

Hopped on over from Picture Sping. Hope you are enjoying the class. Tam http:/bloggingbradleys.blogspot.com

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